Bailey keeps his spot

TASMANIAN skipper George Bailey has kept his spot in the Australian Text XI after selectors resisted the urge to unleash fellow Tiger James Faulkner on a greenish SCG wicket.

Bailey was under pressure to keep his place after averaging 27.20 and being the only Australian batsman not to score a century in the series.

Alastair Cook won the toss and England will bowl first. 

AUSTRALIA: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), Steve Smith, George Bailey, Brad Haddin (wkt),  Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle, Nahan Lyon.

Alastair Cook (c), Michael Carberry, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Gary Ballance,  Ben Stokes, Johnny Bairstow (wkt), Scott Borthwick, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Boyd Rankin.

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