London, Oct 30 (ANI): Former England player Andrew Flintoff has said that he expects England to retain the Ashes in Australia but warned that it will be far from easy.
According to Metro.co.uk, Flintoff opined that England will win but it is going to be tighter than everyone thinks because Australia improved during the summer series.
Flintoff further said that it would be a lively series and the Australians need to find a way to shake it up a bit and goad England, adding that there would be flare-ups, verbal abuse and sledging but England would not get drawn into it.
The former cricketer played for Lancashire, England and Chennai Super Kings in his career. (ANI)