Compton focused on Kiwis but dreaming about Ashes debut

OPENING batsman Nick Compton admits he goes to bed at night dreaming of representing England in this summer’s Ashes series, but insists his primary focus is a good performance in the final Test match against New Zealand tomorrow.

The 29-year-old has scored back-to-back centuries against the Kiwis in the series so far and is expected to continue opening the batting alongside captain Alastair Cook in Auckland.

Despite only making his international debut in November last year Compton looks increasingly likely to maintain his place for the summer series against Australia, however he is taking nothing for granted.

“You go to bed at night thinking about the Ashes,” he said.

“You get full of exuberance, which is what keeps driving you.

“I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to play in an Ashes series, of course I do.

“But having played enough, looking too far ahead doesn’t do any good. You have to make sure that you stick to the next game.”

England must beat New Zealand to win the series after the first Two test matches in Dunedin and Wellington were drawn.