Ex-Australia Star predicted the result for the Ashes 2023

England haven't retained the Ashes since 2013, while their last triumph came on home soil in 2015. Ashes 2023 might be the one for England.

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Former Australia wicketkeeper-batter Brad Haddin feels that England's wish of playing on flat and fast wickets for the five-match Ashes 2023 series could backfire for them. England captain Ben Stokes declared wanting "fast, flat wickets" for the Ashes to support England's aggressive mentality. Under the leadership of head coach Brendon McCullum and Stokes, England have transformed themselves and won 11 of their 14 Tests. However, Haddin is hopeful that Australia could win 5-0.

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England haven't retained the Ashes trophy since 2013, while their last triumph came on home soil in 2015. Ashes 2023 might be the one for them.

"What I find interesting with the 5-0, and it could happen, England want wickets that are nice and flat so it comes onto the bat. I think the only they can win it is if they get overhead conditions and a bit of life in the wicket. If they get the wickets they're after, I think Australia can win 5-0," Haddin told Fox Sports.

Last week, legendary Australia captain Ricky Ponting also said the same. "If they have the flatter wickets with the smaller boundaries, it might just backfire on the bowling group. Broad, Anderson, and Robinson are going to want pitches that offer them something. If they don't, let's see how they go against the Aussie batters," Ponting had said. England was coming after demolishing Ireland by 10 wickets in a one-off Test at Lord's earlier this month. Meanwhile, Australia are fresh after being crowned the world Test champions, following their win over India in the WTC Final.

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