sport news England don the pink caps ahead of Ashes finale at SCG

England have put in their final preparations ahead of the Ashes series finale at the SCG, which gets underway on Thursday.

The New Year's Test, now famously dubbed the 'Pink Test' in aid of the McGrath Foundation, represents England's last opportunity to claim a solitary win on this disappointing tour Down Under. 

The tourists, however, came together in good spirits for a photo call at the SCG in order to promote the McGrath Foundation, which helps the families of men and women who suffer with breast cancer.

England came together for a photo call at the SCG  to promote the McGrath Foundation

England came together for a photo call at the SCG  to promote the McGrath Foundation

The New Year's Test, dubbed the 'Pink Test' in aid of the McGrath Foundation, starts Thursday

The New Year's Test, dubbed the 'Pink Test' in aid of the McGrath Foundation, starts Thursday

The series finale at the SCG represents England's last opportunity to earn a first win on tour

The series finale at the SCG represents England's last opportunity to earn a first win on tour

England, and Sportsmail columnist Jonny Bairstow in particular, appeared in good spirits

England, and Sportsmail columnist Jonny Bairstow in particular, appeared in good spirits

It is the 10th Pink Test and Australian cricketing legend, and Sportsmail columnist, Glenn McGrath will once again be in attendance at Sydney's home of cricket for the occasion as England bid to get one over on their bitter rivals this week.

England donned their pink caps to raise awareness for this tremendous cause, before getting down to the hard work in the nets.

Rookie leg-spinner Mason Crane, who this time last year became the first overseas player to play Sheffield Shield cricket for New South Wales in more than 30 years when he appeared at the SCG against South Australia, is set to make

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