ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: James Anderson of England speaks to the media during a press conference held prior to an England Nets Session at Adelaide Oval on November 30, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

England could be set to make up to five or six changes for the fifth Test in Hobart with injuries forcing their hand.

It has become an all-too-familiar tail for the tourists to rotate the team somewhat come the final Test of the series with Australia having once again secured the urn well in advance of the fifth game.

It is undoubted that England will be without wicket-keeper Jos Butler who has already returned home after injuring his hand in Sydney, while injuries to Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow may incur further changes.

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Stokes suffered what looked to be a side strain- the same injury that has forced Josh Hazelwood to miss since the opening Test. The all-rounder didn't bowl in Australia's second innings but did manage to bat, though was in clear discomfort.

It is expected Stokes will power through though. Bairstow is battling a finger injury suffered when making the tourists first hundred of the series.

Per The Cricketer, opener Haseeb Hameed is set to be axed with the struggling batsmen unable to make it past single figures in his last six innings. He is set to be joined by spinner Jack Leach who will again sit out a pink-ball Test.

Veteran seam bowler Jimmy Anderson has seemingly played his last game in Australia with it also expected that he will be rested for the final Test with Chris Woakes set to replace the 39-year-old.

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Opener Rory Burns will come back into the side along with debutant Sam Billings. Billings was in Australia playing in the Big Bash when he received the call to replace Butler behind the stumps.

Ollie Robinson will also return after missing the fourth Test with injury.

Australia meanwhile, have selection headaches of their own with the debate about whether Usman Khawaja plays or not and further to that debate, where in the lineup he pads up.

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It is expected opener Marcus Harris will make way for the popular left-hander who made twin centuries in Sydney, with Travis Head returning to bat at number five.

Pace bowler Scott Boland is also in doubt with Jye Richardson waiting in the wings to replace the Victorian quick.