Freddie Flintoff has ultimate confidence in this current England side against Australia
Joe Root will have just seven Tests under his belt when he faces Australia in the First Test at Brisbane, having taken over after Alastair Cook resigned earlier this month.
And in spite of his inexperience, Flintoff believes he should be able to lead a dynamic England side to a convincing Ashes victory.
"I don’t think it's about going out to Australia and winning: it’s about how well we win," Flintoff told Express Sport.
Freddie Flintoff captained England in Australia – but lost the series 5-0
"I think we should going out there looking to win three or four Test matches.
"I spent some time out there before Christmas and I watched quite a bit of the cricket and there’s nothing there which will bother our team.
"It’s one of the few times we’ll go to Australia and go as favourites which is the biggest pressure we’ll have more than anything."
Joe Root is the new England cricket captain and will arrive in Australia after just seven Tests
Flintoff captained England in Australia for the disastrous 2006/07 series when the tourists were thrashed 5-0.
Andrew Strauss' side gained revenge four years later with a famous win Down Under but then Alastair Cook oversaw another whitewash defeat in 2013/14.
However, Flintoff is confident rookie skipper Root can overcome an Australia side that suffered Test series defeats to Sri Lanka and South Africa last year.
"If I was an England captain coming in now, I would think it’s the best time," Flintoff added.
"You start with a series against South Africa and then West Indies in England this summer but there’s nothing there to put you off your breakfast.
"I look at the Aussies now and they’ve got some decent players but they’re there for the taking.
"They don’t seem the fighting prospect that they used to be. They’ve got good players but they seem to have lost that edge that they used to have. That invincibility isn’t there any more.
Freddie Flintoff is currently promoting a Red Nose Day dance-off with Kelly Spence and Louis Spence
"So for Joe, it’s really good timing."
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