South African-born Surrey paceman Tom Curran will receive his Test debut for England in the Ashes Boxing Day match.
We take a look at some Ashes stats after England’s innings and 41-run defeat against Australia in the third Test.
After Australia declared on 662-9, England lost their top four for 132 runs before the rain hit the Waca to see the visitors 127 runs behind.
Australia wrested back the initiative in the third Test by crushing the England batting and replying with 202-3 on day two.
Dawid Malan scored his maiden Test century in an unbeaten 174-run partnership with Jonny Bairstow which saved England from a dreadful start to the third Test in Perth.
The head of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit, Alex Marshall, rejected allegations of spot-fixing ahead of the third Ashes Test.
England legend, Geoffrey Boycott, blames the lack of talent on the English county circuit for their Ashes woes.
Australia’s rampant bowling attack ripped through a fragile England batting lineup, as they sealed a 120-run win on day five of the second Test in Adelaide.
James Anderson’s first five-for in 15 Tests in Australia helped set up a last-day thriller in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
Australia bundled England out for 227, but double strikes from James Anderson and Chris Woakes limited the hosts’ lead to 268 by stumps on day three.
England were in command early on day one, but Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb battled hard to revive Australia’s first innings in Adelaide.
Whatever the fortunes of their team, the Australians never let the standard of sledging slip.
Watch Steve Smith respond to James Anderson labelling Australia as ‘bullies’ ahead of the Adelaide Test.
James Anderson says that fuss over Jonny Bairstow’s ‘headbutt’ greeting method gives England extra vigour ahead of the Adelaide Test.
Joe Root says that their 10-wicket defeat to Australia in the first Test was not a true reflection of his side’s performance.