Stuart Broad insists that the England seam attack will not be ineffective during the upcoming Ashes series in Australia.
England will have travel to Australia and avoid defeat in a Test series for the first time in 24 years if they are to retain the urn.
Spinner Graeme Swann has been earmarked as a crucial figure, as many predict that the fast bowlers will not be able to generate the same amount of lateral movement they can at home.
But Broad has warned that the seamers should not be counted out and has backed the pace attack to find success Down Under.
"A lot of people talk about how flat Australia is but seam bowlers have quite a lot of success out there," he told The Wisden Cricketer magazine.
"You've got to hit the deck hard on and around off stump. I think we've got a seam attack that could do some damage."
The 24-year-old is also adamant that England's bowlers will be fully prepared for the series despite the fact that only James Anderson has previous experience of an Ashes tour.
Broad added: "If we're not ready to go come the first day in Brisbane there are no excuses at all. In any case each bowler offers something different.
"I try to take the ball away from the right-handers, Finny goes into the right-handers and Jimmy swings it around.
"The Pakistan batsmen didn't enjoy facing the seamers this summer and there's no reason why the Aussies should in Australia."
Broad thinks that inexperience could actually prove to be an advantage for England, as most of the squad will not be haunted by the 5-0 whitewash in Australia four years ago.
He said: "There's not many of us now who were involved in that 5-0 tour. And eight or nine of us involved this time have never been to Australia on an England tour.
"It's all fresh and that's a pretty fearless approach as you've got no demons and you're not scared of anything. That's quite a strong feeling to have in the dressing room."
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