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Everything is gearing up nicely for the first Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham tomorrow.
The game is a complete sell-out with England being the favourites to retain the Ashes.
However, the real winner could be the city of Nottingham itself with a multi-million pound boost to the local economy as thousands flood into the city.
Phil Brewster reports.
Australia captain Michael Clarke is confident his side's preparation has been good ahead of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
The batsman, recovering from a back injury, believes his young squad are talented enough to compete with England.
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England captain Alastair Cook is relishing leading his team out in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
The batsman intends to fully appreciate the atmosphere in Nottingham.
Nottingham will get around £35 million from hosting the 1st Ashes Test, according to the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC).
George Cowcher, Chief Executive, DNCC, said hosting the sporting event puts Nottingham on the global map.
The match begins at Trent Bridge tomorrow.
Latest ITV News reports
Ahead of the fourth day of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, the hopes of England lie with their men from the Midlands.
England and Australia will renew hostilities in the eagerly-awaited Ashes series, as the first Test gets underway today at Trent Bridge.