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Curran believes World Cup triumph will inspire England during Ashes

Sam Curran feels England's unforgettable World Cup win will galvanize England's Test team to excel against arch-rivals Australia in the forthcoming Ashes series.

England defeated New Zealand in a dramatic clash on Sunday which featured both teams ending up on equal scores even at the conclusion of the Super Over before the hosts were declared winners by virtue of a superior boundary count.

England will now battle for supremacy in the longest format against Ashes foes Australia as they aim to regain possession of the prized urn.

Ahead of the first Test on August 1, left-arm paceman Curran maintained his team were motivated and highly charged after the World Cup victory to emerge triumphant in the Ashes.

"I don't think I'm alone in saying that it's probably the greatest cricket match ever and for that to be the World Cup final was incredible," said the 21-year-old.

"That will provide a buzz for everyone across English cricket going into the Ashes.

"Days like Sunday get everyone, whether they were involved or not, more excited and desperate to do well so I'm sure it will rub off as we head into the Test part of the summer.

"The Ashes are the biggest thing you can play in as an England cricketer, that's what I've always felt. Hopefully we can be lifting the urn at the Oval in September."

Curran, who shot to prominence for his prolific contributions during England's 4-1 win over India last year, has been called up for Test action during the one-off game against Ireland at Lord's next week.

The young all-rounder displayed an exuberant performance against an Australian XI earlier this week where he had a productive outing with both bat and ball.

Curran's elder brother Tom was drafted in England's World Cup-winning squad but failed to garner any appearance during the tournament.