England will hand a debut to Mason Crane - and have to face Mitchell Starc - as they seek a consolation victory in the 'pink' Ashes Test in Sydney.
Crane - whose middle name is Sidney - will become the youngest specialist spinner to play for England in 90 years after Joe Root confirmed the 20-year-old will come in for the injured Chris Woakes (side).
"On this surface, he's going to be a really good option," Root, who will be hoping for an SCG pitch with far more life than the turgid deck England encountered in the drawn fourth Test at the MCG, said of leg-spinner Crane. "It looks like it should give a bit of turn throughout."
That will be music to Moeen Ali's ears, the off-spinner retained despite having bagged just three wickets in four Ashes Tests at an average of 135 and struggling with the bat, too: "My message to him has been to relax and enjoy his cricket - he is at his best when he is having fun," said Root.
It may not be much fun for England's batsmen if Starc bowls with venom, Australia's left-arm quick - the leading wicket-taker in the series with 19 at 21.05 - will return in Sydney having missed the Melbourne match with a bruised heel, fellow seamer Jackson Bird will drop out.
The SCG will once again turn pink in order to raise money for breast cancer charity The McGrath Foundation, founded by former Australia seamer Glenn McGrath in memory of his late wife, Jane.
McGrath (563) is the only seamer above James Anderson (522) on the number of Test-match wickets, after the England man overhauled Courtney Walsh's 519 scalps at the MCG.
It could be Anderson's new-ball partner, Stuart Broad, who reaches a landmark in Sydney, though, with the 31-year-old now just two wickets shy of 400 in Tests after returning to form in Melbourne.
Broad is also just 79 runs away from 3,000 in Tests - after his swashbuckling 56 last week during a ninth-wicket stand of 100 with double-centurion Alastair Cook, you wouldn't put it past him reaching the milestone - as England target a first Test triumph in Australia since Sydney 2011.
TEAMS FOR FIFTH ASHES TEST
England: Joe Root (captain), Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (wkt), Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Stuart Broad, Mason Crane, James Anderson
Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wkt), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Joe Root on wanting England to develop ahead of the 2021/22 Ashes: "I want us to be the best side in the world. It's not going to happen by chucking guys in for the last game of a series. It's really important we do it in a way which, over the next four years, gets us in the best place to perform well here, but throughout that period being as successful as we can."
Steve Smith on turning down a deal with Surrey as a teenager: "I never had ambitions to play for England as such. I always knew I wanted to come back and play for New South Wales and for Australia and do my best there. It was a decision I had to make at the time, and I think I chose the right one. I'd love to play some county cricket at some point in my career, though."
Root on his frustrations from this Ashes tour: "I'd make sure no one is head-butting anyone and people were more sensible off the field. The way we've practised and prepared has been excellent. It's just a shame there's been a few extra instances that could have been avoided. There's definitely stuff we'll have to take from this trip and make sure we don't make those mistakes again."
Smith on batting at the SCG: "I love batting out here, it's my home ground and I've made a few good scores. So hopefully I can continue the run. There'll be a few friends, mum and dad, grandparents. It's a special occasion to captain an Ashes Australian team on my home ground and they will all be cheering for me."
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BARMY ARMY HONOUR CRASH VICTIMS
The Barmy Army wore black armbands and held a minute's silence for those killed in a seaplane crash while on holiday in Australia - Richard Cousins, his sons Will and Edward, his fiancée Emma Bowden, her daughter Heather and pilot Gareth Morgan died in the incident in Sydney on New Year's Eve.
The Barmy Army carried out the gesture before the final game of The Bashes - a five-match series between England and Australia cricket fans - with Cousins, 58, a Surrey fan who regularly attended games at The Oval.
Paul Burnham, co-founder of the Barmy Army, told Press Association. "It was a horrible accident, and we felt it deserved our recognition that an Englishman here following the cricket had died in those circumstances. It was definitely the right thing to do."