James Anderson
James Anderson wants to secure a series whitewash over Australia. [Reuters]

James Anderson has revealed he feel no sympathy for the struggling Australians as he looks to help England secure a 5-0 series whitewash.

England displayed their dominance over the tourists in the second Test as they secured an emphatic 347 run victory to take a 2-0 lead in the best of five series.

With the Australians struggling for form and with off the field issues also causing major disruption to their preparation, Anderson has made it clear that England will be showing little mercy in the remaining Tests.

"I don't really feel any sympathy," declared Anderson "We want to win the series 5-0, so we will be doing everything we can in each game to win."

England may have won the last two Ashes series but Anderson knows what it is like to be on the wrong end of a 5-0 whitewash as he was a member of the squad that lost by that scoreline back in 2006/07.

However, he is now hoping that he can help Alastair Cook's side retain the urn on his home ground of Old Trafford in what would be England's third successive series win.

"Cricket is huge in the north, and I hate Headingley, so it is good to play a Test at Old Trafford," added England's leading fast bowler.

"There is so much history at the ground. It was in need of a lick of paint, and it got that and a little more - so I think it is going to be an amazing atmosphere."

The third Test begins on 1 August and there is likely to be a number of changes from Australia who are playing Sussex in a warm-up game which begins later this week.

A number of former Australian cricketers have called for major changes to the side, while England are unlikely to change a successful side unless the injury to Kevin Pietersen is worse than first feared.