McGrath predicts whitewash for Australia

Updated: 06 July 2009 16:45 IST

Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath predicted a whitewash for Ricky Ponting's men in the Ashes series against England beginning in Cardiff on July 8.

Melbourne:

Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath predicted a whitewash for Ricky Ponting's men in the Ashes series against England beginning in Cardiff on July 8.

McGrath was part of the team that hammered England 5-0 in the last Ashes series in 2006-07.

The speedster, arguably Australia's most successful pacer, said having watched Australia's Test series win in South Africa, he was convinced the team was capable of wining all the five matches of the series and retain the urn.

"My prediction is it will be 5-0 to Australia. I've got total confidence in the boys, especially watching the way they played in South Africa in the last Test series," McGrath said.

McGrath, who have 563 Test wickets to his name, thinks victory in South Africa has given the Australian team immense confidence and that experience may prove crucial in Ashes.

"I thought that would have given them lot of confidence. They showed what they can do and the huge potential that they've got.

"If they can do the same here and maybe even improve in one or two areas they will do really well and probably win 5-0," McGrath was quoted as saying in 'The Australian'.

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