Cook needs things to go well from the start or his captainship will be questioned.
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A callow England team with a new coach take on a bullish and streetwise Australia in an intriguing Ashes series which should provide plenty of drama and aggressive cricket.Two years ago Australia went into the Ashes with a new coach in Darren Lehman and lost 3-0, but it was a victory margin which flattered England. This time around the hosts will be led by Australian coach Trevor Bayliss, who will aim to build on the feel-good factor generated by England's impressive resurgence in the recent one-day series against New Zealand.Australia all-rounder Shane Watson believes having the 52-year-old Bayliss at the helm will give England an advantage.England were lifted in the New Zealand series by positive and match-changing innings from their middle-order batsmen.
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