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Australia are ‘putting pressure on themselves’ – Vince

Australia are placing themselves under extra pressure with their pre-Ashes remarks, says England’s James Vince.

Captain Steve Smith said it would be “magnificent” to win the series 5-0, while David Warner says the tourists should expect “war”.

“They are putting pressure on themselves to come out and perform from the word go,” said batsman Vince.

“A few of our guys have said that if it doesn’t go quite as well for them early on, they could turn on each other.”

The 26-year-old Hampshire captain added: “A good start for us is vital and hopefully turns round some of this pressure.”

Vince is back in the England set-up after last appearing in the Test team in 2016, when he scored just 212 runs in seven Tests.

The right-hander’s recall has surprised some,