Michael Hussey    Getty Images
Michael Hussey Getty Images

Australia have already regained the urn against England in the ongoing Ashes 2017-18 edition, with one Test remaining. The fourth Test, currently under progress at MCG, has seen Australia struggle, and are trailing England by 61 runs with 8 wickets in hand at stumps on Day Four. Nonetheless, former batsman Michael Hussey already has his plans and suggestions for the national side for the fifth and final Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The 42-year-old believes Australia maybe prompted to add another spinner to compliment Nathan Lyon in spin-friendly SCG.

“I’d expect a spinner to come into the squad (but I’m not sure) who it might be. I heard (Starc) was quite close to playing here in Melbourne, so you’d expect him to be fit for Sydney and that would be a huge in for Australia. I think in the short form of the game they like Ashton Agar because he fields well and he bats well and he’s a developing bowler, he’s getting better and better every year. He’s certainly one the selectors have got their eye on.

“Stephen O’Keefe has been a quality bowler for a long time for New South Wales. I don’t know which way they’re going to go, it’s going to be interesting,” said Hussey.

The final Test will commence from January 3 at SCG. Australia will like to avoid a defeat at MCG Test, and head for a 4-0 finish in the concluding Test.