Ashes captains Joe Root and Tim Paine have spoken ahead of the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Oval.
On the other side of the coin, England have dropped their own selection bombshell on the eve of the fifth and final Ashes Test, dropping out of sorts opener Jason Roy, as well as the just-recalled paceman Craig Overton.
The England and Wales Cricket Board also confirmed Ben Stokes would not bowl in the match, which gets under way on Thursday, due to a shoulder injury, and will play as a specialist batsman.
Smith was seen wearing a pair of glasses while celebrating with his team mates in a huddle during Australia's victory celebrations after the visitors retained the Ashes with a 185-run win that gave them a 2-1 lead in the series. "'We've got to make sure we square the series up".More news: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Has a Release Date for Europe
Roy's omission is no great surprise as he has struggled throughout the series having made his Test debut in the warm-up match against Ireland.
Australia coach Justin Langer also hailed Smith, who tops the global Test batting rankings after returning from a 12-month ball-tampering ban.
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"I'd say after spending that much time in the middle and the emotions of the last game - sometimes with batters it's more a mental rest than anything else", Langer said. "I want to win this game, use this game as a stepping stone and move forward as a group".
"We've not lost anything yet", he said. Petter Siddle feels that Smith had the last laugh following a stunning victory to retain Ashes. I don't know why people are getting so offended.
"James Pattinson is someone who we've been really pleased with what he's done in his return to Test cricket over here, he's bowling very, very well", Paine said.
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Australia bounced back to win the fourth match of the series at Old Trafford after Ben Stokes inspired England to a dramatic one-wicket win in the third Test at Headingley.