Australia ace expecting to face an England with renewed confidence in final Ashes Test

Bowler hoping to avoid rotation as Australia and England prepare to face off one last time in the current Ashes series.

Mitchell Starc believes England's dramatic draw in the fourth Test will give the tourists fresh confidence ahead of the Ashes finale.

England battled their way to a credible stalemate in Sydney to avoid suffering a humiliating whitewash Down Under.

And Starc, who is the leading wicket-taker among quick bowlers in the series, thinks that is something Australia will need to be wary of in the upcoming day/night Test in Hobart.

"They will take a little bit of confidence from that I guess, getting away with a draw," Starc said.

"Obviously a few guys performed quite well in the Test, but it's different conditions here, a different ball.

"It would have been nice to win last week but it was a fantastic spectacle for cricket and both teams will take plenty out of that match.

"Hopefully it's another fantastic one this week."

Australia have rotated their seam attack during the Ashes series so far, with Starc the only one to play all four matches.

That may put him in line to sit out the final Test, but he hopes that isn't the case - especially with his fine record with the pink ball.

"I hope not it's not my turn for a rest, it's a pink ball game!" he said.

"It's purely up to the selectors but I'm not looking for a break. It's the last Test of an Ashes series at home and I'd very much like to play.

"It's in the hands of the selectors but I won't be asking them for a rest."

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