The Ashes: 5th Test Teams

Australia: Rogers, Warner, Watson, Clarke (c), Smith, Bailey, Haddin (wkt), Johnson, Harris, Siddle, Lyon.

England: Cook (c), Carberry, Bell, Pietersen, Ballance, Stokes, Bairstow (wkt), Borthwick, Broad, Anderson, Rankin

Three changes for England: Root for Ballance, Borthwick for Panesar and Rankin for Bresnan.

Find it strange that Joe Root has been dropped and Carberry retained. One seemed to be the future for England but now is on the scrap heap and the other is Carberry. Panesar clearly did not have the confidence of his captain which makes his selection on tour surprising.