Ashes 2019: Joe Root says England must build towards Ashes in Australia

Australian cricketer Megan Schutt becomes first woman to claim 2 white ball hat-tricks

Australian cricketer Megan Schutt becomes first woman to claim 2 white ball hat-tricks

"I want to win this game, use this game as a stepping stone and move forward as a group".

Australia squad for Oval Test: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Mitch Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood. "I'm sure he'll have that attitude and try and prove a point", England captain Joe Root told a news conference on Wednesday.

"Jason's had an opportunity to come in and play Test cricket, get a feel for it and it's not quite gone how he would have liked."

England have been forced to rejig the balance of their side because of a shoulder injury to all-rounder Ben Stokes.

England have recalled all-rounder Sam Curran and paceman Chris Woakes in place of Roy and Craig Overton for the series finale that starts on Thursday.

The South African-born Roy struggled to convert a solid run of form in ODI cricket to success at Test match level.

The former captain, top of the global rankings, has carried his team's batting with three centuries and two fifties, including a double-century in the win in Manchester, with Marnus Labuschagne the only other batsman who has shown any consistency. "The series could have looked different". A win in the fourth Test meant Australia ended their 18-year Ashes drought in England.

But he said he knew the direction in which he wanted to take the team and was already looking forward to trying to win the Ashes in Australia in 2021/22.

"We go to Australia and get pitches that suit them".

"Last week's result at Old Trafford was brilliant and we played very well, but all the guys are aware that this Test is bigger than that one".

Root, 28, averages 30.87 in the series before the fifth and final Test and has yet to score a hundred, while in contrast former Australia captain Steve Smith has chalked up 671 runs at 134.20.

The Fifth Test gets underway this evening, WA time.

And, judging by the usual reaction to a setback, we can expect the polar opposite of the laid-back Bayliss who came in to empower the players and take the pressure off them rather than be a high-profile disciplinarian.

Critics would say recalibrating sights is a standard distraction tactic when flak is flying and that keeping hold of the rudder could be hard this week with Tim Paine's side looking for a place in history as the first winners here since 2001.

At least a line-up that sees Stokes at four, Jonny Bairstow at five, while still keeping wicket, and Jos Buttler at six allows room for Sam Curran to make his first Ashes appearance at seven in the all-round role vacated by Stokes.