Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes England's success in their home World Cup may bode ill for Australia's hopes of retaining the Ashes.
England knocked Australia out of the semi-finals with an emphatic eight-wicket win and another over New Zealand in Sunday's final will see the hosts head into next month's five-test Ashes series with significant momentum.
"It probably does, to be honest," Ponting said, when asked whether England's 50-over success could spill over.
"The country will be on a bit of a wave and a bit of a high, the players will certainly be on a huge high after that World Cup.
"But who knows if they don't (win), it might have an adverse effect on their Ashes campaign as well.