Former England Captain Michael Vaughan urged the England team to play aggressively to combat the Australian attack in order to save themselves of the ignominy of a 5-0 whitewash.


Vaughan himself was part of the team in 2002-03 that headed to Sydney being 0-4 down and the Yorkshire man scored a hundred to set England up for a consolation win.


Former England Test cricketer Mark Butcher  also advised the ‘hapless’ Ashes tourists to release their ‘shackles’ and enjoy themselves in the final Ashes Test Sydney if they want to avoid a 5-0 whitewash.


A first-innings hundred from Butcher, a second-innings 183 from Michael Vaughan and seven for 94 from Andy Caddick saved England from a 5-0 thrashing in 2003 when a rampant Australia headed to Sydney 4-0 up and with a team of great players searching for immortality.


According to the Mirror, Butcher said that the secret behind the victory when everyone had written off England were a few drinks at New Year and a lengthy game of football, adding that these activities put smiles back on everyone’s faces before battle and helped them relieve pressure before the Sydney Test.