England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler will miss the final Ashes Test after suffering a finger injury during the drawn fourth Test in Sydney. The 31-year-old was struck while keeping and will now fly home. England have added Kent's Sam Billings to their squad, and he is set to make his Test debut in the day-night match in Hobart, starting on Friday.
Billings made a 500-mile drive from the Gold Coast to Sydney in order to link up with the England squad. England also have doubts over all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has a side strain, and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow after he was struck on the right thumb while make a century in the first innings.
All three men batted on Sunday as England clung on nine wickets down to keep the series at 3-0 and avoid a clean sweep. Buttler, who has played 57 Tests, fractured his left index finger during Australia's first innings and with Bairstow also injured, Ollie Pope took the gloves in the hosts' second innings.