James Anderson will be looking for early breakthroughs for England © Getty Images
James Anderson will be looking for early breakthroughs for England © Getty Images

Jan 3, 2014

 

The fifth Ashes 2013-14 Test between Australia and England begins on January 3, 2014, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

 

England captain Alastair Cook has won the toss and elected to field first. England have handed debuts to three players for the fifth and final Test of the series. Gary Ballance, Scott Borthwick and Boyd Rankin replace Joe Root, Monty Panesar and Tim Bresnan. Borthwick becomes the first leg-spinner since Ian Salisbury in 2000 against Pakistan to play for England in a Test match.

 

Michael Clarke‘s Australia have gone in with an unchanged side that has won the first four matches of the series to go 4-0 up.

 

Teams:

 

Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, George Bailey, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon.

 

England: Alastair Cook (c), Michael Carberry, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Gary Ballance, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Scott Borthwick, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Boyd Rankin.

 

Catch our live blog of the fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England here

 

Catch the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the fifth Ashes 2013-14 Test between Australia and England here