London: Australia captain Michael Clarke said on Tuesday the tourists would give a Test debut to fast-bowling all-rounder James Faulkner and recall Mitchell Starc as they sought a consolation win in the Ashes finale.
"I do have a team. We have two changes. Jackson Bird is out and Usman Khawaja is out so Mitchell Starc comes in and James Faulkner makes his debut," Clarke told reporters at The Oval on Tuesday, the day before the match at the south London ground.
The 23-year-old Faulkner replaces out-of-form batsman Khawaja, who averaged just 19 in three successive Tests, after Australia coach Darren Lehmann warned his failing top-order their places were in danger following the team's latest collapse, which helped England to a 74-run win in the fourth Test at Durham and an unbeatable 3-0 series lead.