Michael Vaughan says England better than Australia in every department

London: Former captain Michael Vaughan has claimed the current England team is better than rivals Australia in every department, tipping Alastair Cook`s men to win the Ashes this series at home.

England would start their preparations for the all-important Ashes by taking on New Zealand in their first Test match of this year at Dunedin on Friday.

Vaughan said this isn`t arrogant in any way but England is better than Australia in all areas, adding he thinks they`ve got a better top six, a better bowling unit, better spinners.

Vaughan added England has got good coaching, good managers, a good structure at the minute while Australia has got a bit of turmoil behind the scenes, adding it`s not arrogant but just an honest opinion.

The crisis-hit Aussies have seen their status in world cricket dramatically erode following the retirement of a series of legends.

Vaughan is also tipping twin series victories for Andy Flower`s side in the six-month long fight for cricket supremacy.