Can the touring side face escape Australia with some pride, watch every ball live.
Where: The SCG, Sydney
When: 23.30 (GMT)
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Despite dominating England through all four Tests to date, Australian selectors will spring a surprise on the Three Lions adding James Faulkner to the side at the expense of lower-order batsman George Bailey.
The move has been brought on by the green-top wicket that was presented to both sides earlier this week, and unless conditions change dramatically before the toss, Faulkner will get the nod.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann said he would always pick the best side to win the Test match, in spite of the romantic notion of keeping the same XI throughout the series.
Ryan Harris and Shane Watson look set to play after both were under respective injury clouds, thanks to their heavy workloads.
However, both bowled in the nets on Wednesday and did so without impediment and will be called upon by skipper Michael Clarke, who said he will need to keep the pitch condition in mind over the first three days when picking the final side.
“I think it would be extremely romantic,” Clarke said of playing the same XI in all five Tests.
“But I think you’ve got to pick the best 11 players to help you have success in the conditions you’re playing.”
“I want to see it (the pitch) again in the morning.
“I think a day of sun today and a lot of rolling it might whiten up a bit. But that’s as much grass as I’ve seen on an SCG pitch. It feels pretty hard at the moment. Looking at it today I think it will certainly suit the fast bowlers.”
England will run the changes in a bid to breath life back into their campaign, which has been one to forget to say the least.
Jonny Bairstow will continue the duties with the gloves with Matt Prior to continue to be left out in the cold.
Joe Root looks set to move up to the openers spot alongside captain Alastair Cook with new boys Gary Ballance and Ben Stokes retaining their places in the lower order.
The bowling stocks will also get a new look to them, with Scott Borwick and Boyd Rankin set to get a call-up to the side that will be desperate to put in a better showing after meekly handing over the Ashes in straight sets.
Australia: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), Steve Smith, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Joe Root, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Gary Ballance, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Scott Borwick, Stuart Broad, Boyd Rankin, Jimmy Anderson.