England captain Andrew Strauss told Radio 5 live Breakfast that playing until the Ashes series in 2013-14 is a "realistic goal".
Strauss is preparing to fly out for England's New Year tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates but not before spending a rare Christmas with his family.
He revealed that he will be helping out in the kitchen - by making Christmas pudding.
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