Ashton Agar AFP

Having pocketed The Ashes, Australia are looking forward to more spinners in the fifth and final Test. Keeping in view the conditions at Sydney, Ashton Agar has been brought into the squad. Agar was picked ahead of Steve O Keefe and Jon Holland. Agar made his debut for Australia in the 2013 Ashes series in England. Agar’s best performance came in Australia’s 14-run loss at Trent Bridge, where he made a valiant 98. Agar is likely to play in place of Pat Cummins.

He played his last Test against Bangladesh in September 2017. Australia currently lead The Ashes 3-0, having won the Gabba, Perth and WACA Test.

Australia Test squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird