Australian team celebrate New Year
Australian cricketers celebrated a ‘Pink’ New year’s day by having a meeting with the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and former Australian great Glenn McGrath, a champion of Breast Cancer awareness posed with the newly crowned holders of the urn for a photo session.
The Australian players looked calm and relaxed ahead of the fifth and final Test match of the series in Sydney, where they would look to complete their second 5-0 whitewash against their oldest rivals England.
Skipper Michael Clarke has admitted that there might be a change in the playing XI for the fifth and the final Ashes Test in Sydney, even though he would like to keep his side unchanged as Australia strives for a 5-0 whitewash.
James Faulkner has a big chance to finally be promoted from 12th man, with lingering concerns about the fragility of Shane Watson, particularly as a bowler, while Ryan Harris making unexpectedly good progress from his chronic knee problem towards playing the Sydney Test would give Australia the same attack for the entire series.