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Australia have lost aura of invincibility: Jones

England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones claims that Oz have lost their aura of invincibility to gain any psychological advantage in the Ashes series.

india Updated: Nov 22, 2006 20:22 IST

England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones has claimed that Australia had lost their aura of invincibility to gain any psychological advantage in the Ashes series.

Jones said England held no fears heading into Thursday's first Test at the Gabba and had the confidence expected of the defending champions.

"We have got that confidence. We have played against the Aussies and done really well against them," Jones was quoted as saying by the Herald Sun.

"That aura they had before the first Ashes Test (last year). We just know we are playing against 11 other cricketers."

"Before the tour the guys weren't probably sure of what would happen," he said, adding "but now we are confident. We are getting used to the conditions. We are raring to go."

However, in a stunning attack on Jones' competence, Warne predicted the Australian-raised keeper could help deliver the famous urn back to his former homeland.

Jones fumbled behind the stumps in the last Ashes series -- and was axed earlier this year -- but has regained the mantle of England's No. 1 gloveman ahead of Chris Read because of his superior batting.