George Bailey still wary of England

Australia's George Bailey says that his side should not write off England during the remainder of The Ashes.

George Bailey has insisted that Australia cannot afford to take England lightly during the remainder of the Ashes series.

The hosting Aussies took a 2-0 lead on Monday thanks to a 218-run victory over the tourists.

However, despite being strong favourites to wrap up the series in the Perth Test, which starts on Friday, Bailey has admitted that his team would be "naive" to write off Alastair Cook's side.

"I think it would be a bit naive of us to suddenly think that we had any sort of advantage over them," he told reporters. "We've played really good cricket and we've had even contributions from so many players, and that's been really important."

Bailey had not featured for Australia at Test level until this series got underway.

Alastair Cook of England speaks to the media during a press conference at the end of day five of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013
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