Instead, the architect of his country's emphatic series
victory started to discuss one of the secrets of his success.
Australia travel to England with an inexperienced squad regarded among the worst to compete in an Ashes series and Botham believes that will translate into two emphatic series
wins for Alastair Cook's side.
KEVIN PIETERSEN'S first international one-day ton in three years fired England to an emphatic series
win in the desert.
And that sense of focus is another factor behind the sensational year, with emphatic series
wins over Australia and India, through which he has led his team, reckons Bell.
The side won the first Test 40-6 on Saturday and coach Anthony Sullivan, the former St Helens and Great Britain wingman, will have been pleased to see his side up their level and put in another commanding performance to secure an emphatic series
ENGLAND captain Andrew Strauss called for improvement despite leading his side to an emphatic series
whitewash over Bangladesh yesterday.
Andy Flower is confident England can build on their emphatic series
whitewash of West Indies by delivering the performances required to regain the Ashes later this summer.
Strauss is now comfortable playing the 50-over format once again and looking optimistically to the future following the emphatic series
win over West Indies.
The arrival of Craig White, originally ruled out of this series while he continued his rehabilitation from knee surgery, in Delhi today should also increase options as England attempt to at least halt India's march towards an emphatic series
1989:Scores unbeaten 177 against Englandin first Ashes Test at Headingley on the way to emphatic series