The fifth and final Ashes test between England and Australia begins in Sydney on Friday, with the visitors hoping to salvage some pride from what has been a chastening tour and avoid a 5-0 whitewash.

England are expected to make changes for the test, but with concerns over the fitness of spinner Monty Panesar, captain Alistair Cook acknowledged that leg spinner Scott Borthwick could come in for his test debut.

"I think it's possible yes. We need to obviously assess Monty after training today. He's had a bit of a sore calf from yesterday but we will see how he pulls through training today and make a decision on him either after training or tomorrow."

Meanwhile, Australia captain Michael Clarke expects to lead the same team out for a fifth successive test, looking to successfully rap-up a series they have dominated.

"I think that desire burns within every single player in the changing room. I said that before Melbourne and I think we showed with the way we played at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) and this test is no different, it's just as important. We want to continue to run with the momentum we have at the moment and continue playing good cricket and getting the results we've been getting."

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