England desperately excited - Cook

Captain Alastair Cook says his England team are "desperately excited" about the Ashes series starting at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.

The Essex opener says it's important for players to "remind ourselves how lucky we are" to be playing in such a famous sporting rivalry.

England start as favourites for the five-match Test series as they look to retain the urn, ahead of the return series that begins in Brisbane in November.

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