As Australia and New Zealand gear up for the third Test to be played in Sydney, the visitors will look to end the Test series on a winning note having lost the first two Tests. They will also be eyeing a first win ever at the venue, where they have drawn one and lost one against the hosts.
Factbox on the third and final Test between Australia and New Zealand, which begins on Friday:
January 3-7 (10:30 a.m. local time/2330 GMT)
Sydney Cricket Ground (48,000 capacity)
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan), Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
Third umpire: Nigel Llong (England)
Match referee: Richie Richardson (West Indies)
World Test ranking: 5
Coach: Justin Langer
Captain: Tim Paine
Team (likely): David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Travis Head, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon.
World Test ranking: 2
Coach: Gary Stead
Captain: Kane Williamson
Team (likely): Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wicketkeeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Will Somerville, Neil Wagner, Matt Henry.
PREVIOUS SYDNEY TESTS
1974 - Match drawn
1985 - Australia won by four wickets.