SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 04: The Australian team celebrate with Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood of Australia after they combined to take the wicket of James Neesham of New Zealand during game one of the One Day International series between Australia and New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 4, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Former Test batsman Michael Hussey has demanded Australian selectors pick the best possible side to take on New Zealand on Friday in Melbourne for the third ODI at the MCG.

Australia regained the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy after beating the Black Caps in the opening two ODIs of the series, sealing the trophy with an emphatic 116-run win in Canberra on Tuesday.

With Friday's match now turning into a dead rubber, Australian selectors may be tempted into resting players - especially bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood - ahead of the opening Test against Pakistan that starts in Brisbane next Thursday.

Mr. Cricket hopes this isn't the case, and wants Steve Smith and company to look for a series whitewash in order to keep the wins ticking over after beating South Africa in the final Test in Adelaide last month.

"I’m going to be really interested to see what the selectors do here," Hussey told Optus Sport’s Stumps.

"I know they’ll be very tempted to perhaps give Starc and Hazlewood a bit of a rest leading into the Test matches against Pakistan but a lot of me hopes they don’t because Australia’s won a Test match … built up a bit of momentum through this series, there’s no point trying to stop that momentum now.

"(They should) keep the momentum going, keep the guys playing well, keep the team’s confidence up so they can take it into the Pakistan series.

"I hope they keep picking the best team and make this a whitewash."

David Warner and Steve Smith combined for 191 runs during Australia's innings, but it was the performances of both Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh that impressed throughout the middle order.

Marsh smashed 76 runs from 40 deliveries while Head amassed a career-high 57 from 32, as Hussey had high praise for the South Australian.

"I’ve been really impressed with Travis Head in the two games so far he’s played brilliantly," Hussey said.

"Under a bit of pressure, there’s (Glenn) Maxwell waiting in the wings hoping for an opportunity but I think (Head has) really grabbed his chance now and plays that middle-order role so well."

The left-hander also heaped praise on Marsh, saying he was thrilled to see the allrounder performing well after a lean start to the summer with the bat.

"I’m really happy for Mitch Marsh, he’s obviously been under a lot of pressure, not making many runs so far this summer," Hussey said.

"He looked really nervous at the start of his innings, a bit scratchy, but once we saw one or two out of the middle, then we saw the true power of Mitch Marsh.

"There was a lot of pressure on the Kiwi bowlers after that, they couldn’t quite execute and if you miss against Mitch Marsh at the end of the innings, look out, it’s going out of the park."