Australia not better than England – Mark Stoneman
Opener Mark Stoneman admits losing the first three Ashes Tests is “pretty devastating” but insists there is no gulf between England and Australia.
England surrendered the Ashes with defeat in Perth and are now looking to avoid a third 5-0 whitewash in their last four visits down under.
“We’re capable of winning games here,” Surrey batsman Stoneman told BBC Sport.
“It by no means felt an unachievable task and going to Melbourne we’ll give everything to get a positive result.”
England, who face Australia in the fourth Test at the 100,000-capacity Melbourne Cricket Ground on Boxing Day, have shown moments of promise in the series, bowling out the hosts for 328 in the first match in Brisbane and 138 in the second innings at Adelaide.
However, they lost those first two Tests by 10 wickets and 120 runs.