Cook's men triumphed by an innings and 78 runs in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge to take an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the series after Australia.
No England side has ever won four Tests in a home Ashes series. But they are now within sight of their biggest margin of victory since Mike Brearley led England to a 5-1 success 'Down Under' against an Australia side weakened by defections to the 'rebel' World Series Cricket in 1978/79.
Taking this series 4-1 would certainly go some way to avenging the memory of the 5-0 whitewash inflicted upon England in Australia some 18 months ago.
"Cooky called us all on Tuesday, to say: 'Let's make sure we turn up knowing that we're in a battle and that we want to start again, Because I've got a burning desire for this to be 4-1'," Broad said.
"Certainly those of us involved in that 5-0 loss (in 2013-14) feel that determination to make this a good week," he added.
England have two major selection decisions this week – whether to recall James Anderson, their all-time leading wicket-taker, who missed the fourth Test because of a side injury and whether they should give a Test debut to leg-spinner Adil Rashid.
There has been talk of how England could promote off-spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali to open in place of the struggling Adam Lyth to make space to play Rashid as well.


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