WATCH: Nick Compton answers the big Ashes questions

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The Ashes are almost upon us. In the small hours of Thursday morning, England and Australia will commence battle for the famous Urn.

It’s set to be a rip-roaring five Tests, with a new-look England under the leadership of Joe Root.

We’ll be getting the acute insight and thoughts of Nick Compton throughout the winter.

The 34-year-old knows a thing or two about life on the international stage, playing 16 Tests for England.

Ahead of the first ball of the 2017-18 Ashes, we quizzed the Middlesex batter on the big talking points…

How will the first Test go?

How will England deal with Australia’s pace, spin and the kookaburra ball?

The Aussies having been giving it large to the press lately…

Which players can count themselves unlucky not to be Down Under?

Surely we won’t see a whitewash, right?

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