Alastair Cook has admitted it feels "slightly strange" ahead of this winter's tour of Australia as he prepares his England side for next month's return Ashes series Down Under.
England secured a 3-0 victory over their great rivals in the summer on home soil and are now focused on claiming a back-to-back series win, with the first Test due to start at the Gabba on November 21.
England defeated Australia 3-1 in 2010-11 to mark their first triumph in Australia for 24 years and Cook is hoping to repeat that feat, especially as his side has a very good knowledge of their opponents.
"It's slightly strange to happen so quickly. It doesn't seem like any time in history we've played 10 Tests against the same opposition within six months so it is a little bit strange and it doesn't seem that long ago since we were here sitting doing exactly the same thing in Perth in 2010," Cook said at a press conference in Perth.
"That's one of the very interesting things for people watching: Sides start to work out guys very well and how people react to knowing what the plans are going to be - and how they react themselves.
"There are quite clear plans to a lot of players which are quite well known to the players and the public.
"Just seeing how certain people overcome that will be interesting."
Ahead of the first Test, Cook has challenged England's quick bowlers to prove they deserve to start alongside James Anderson and Stuart Broad in Brisbane.
England have no shortage of fast bowling options available to them, with uncapped Boyd Rankin joining Steven Finn and Chris Tremlett in battling for the final pace berth and the injured Tim Bresnan waiting in the wings.
Captain Cook confirmed there was even a chance the Yorkshireman could be back to full fitness come the start of the first Test, although they will not know until they see how his back reacts when he begins bowling again.
In the meantime, Cook hopes to see his squad making the most of their opportunities in the warm-up games.
"It's quite clear to see that Jimmy and Broady have done enough over their fantastic careers to be first-choice bowlers," Cook said.
"We tend to play three quicks so there's one place up for grabs. It's pretty clear for everyone to know that and people have got to stick their hand up.
"If they do well in these warm-up games, the opportunities they get, they're going to put their name there."
Cook also played down the fact England will face an under-strength Western Australia side next week in their first match.
Due to a clash with a state game it will be a second string who line up to face Cook's men, however the 28-year-old is not concerned as there is plenty of time to acclimatise to the conditions.
"It was very similar to what we did last time in 2010 - three warm-up games should give you enough time for some time in the middle and some miles in the legs for the bowlers," Cook added.
"We've got a long build-up, I think you need that for such an important tour.
"I think we'd be foolish not to look back at what we did in that tour and what we did very well. But you've got to remember we're a different side now, things have evolved, we've got different players, different personnel.
"We can look at the very good things we did and try and replicate them but we can't just copy it outright because our side is different."
Cook, meanwhile, refused to make an issue out of starting their campaign against a second-string side.
"The last time we toured India we didn't face a ball of spin until the first Test match," he said. "We just had to concentrate on us.
"You like to play the strongest opposition you can but clearly with WA playing a state game the strongest opposition is the next best.
"It gives them an opportunity and there'll be some young guys trying to stake a claim to get in the WA side."