Captain of England Joe Koren said the 5-0 test series against India in August-September would be the perfect preparation for Ashes, which starts on December 8th.
Ruth, who led England in the first test against New Zealand at Lord’s on Wednesday, said he was aiming to win all seven tests England played this summer.
“There will be ongoing talks about Australia this summer,” Ruth told British media before the first test.
“We can’t get out of this. We said a long time ago that we are planning this series. As an English fan, as an English player, this is such an iconic series that has so much weight,” he added.
England play two tests against New Zealand before a series of five tests against India.
“You’re talking about country preparation – winning seven test matches before you go to Australia is the best way to do that, filling the country’s confidence. At the moment, playing against the two best countries is a great opportunity for these players.”
The 30-year-old Batsman No. 3, who launched the calendar for 2021 with test results 228, 186 and 218, also spoke on the gesture of “moment of silence” before the first test.
“We know that at the beginning of last summer this revealed some ugly truths in society and in our sport. We recently did a few seminars to try to feel more comfortable dealing with these problems in the game and learning more.” , he said.
Britain has faced criticism for failing to “raise a knee” from Australia and Pakistan at home last year.
“This summer we will look at working with hopefully three projects where we can move the game to more diverse areas in the country, where we can continue to strive to develop the game and offer our help and support in doing so.”