Now they will come up against an England team galvanised by the return of Roy, who has carried on where he left off by being integral in the victories over India and New Zealand that salvaged a place in the last four.
"They'll get Jason Roy back for the fixture, so we're going to have a few days now to discuss if we need to change anything but I think the way we played England last time was a great blueprint moving forward". 'The scan came back a little bit worse than I thought so there was a scare but I needed to be positive around the group.
"It is about understanding that will be the main threat early on, that ball swinging and if we can combat that and make a good start then we give ourselves a better chance".
While England and South Africa are yet to lift the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup - although hosts England will be hoping to put that right next Sunday - a combined team of South African and English journalists banded together to claim the arguably more prestigious Media Cup.
England lost by 194 runs after an embarrassing effort with the bat - where they were out for 74 - with Australia now winning the series 6-0. "'Blueprint for England" Australia beat England by 64 runs at Lord's earlier in the World Cup, with Starc taking four for 43. "It's somewhere I've always enjoyed turning up to play".
The absence of Khawaja will likely lead to skipper Steve Smith move up to number three in the batting order, but the potential loss of Stoinis would be arguably a greater issue which may see them contemplate bringing Nathan Coulter-Nile in as a fifth frontline bowler. 'I think so, ' said Bayliss when asked if Roy was in the Test frame.
"I think so. Jason has had success at worldwide cricket and that goes a long way to being able to handle the pressure so it is a definite option", Bayliss said. He's a definite option.' Roy confirmed that Test cricket is on his agenda when he added: 'Playing Test cricket and being in the Ashes has been an ambition of mine for years.
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Perry feels this game will be far from the peak performance for Australia on this tour and is looking for her side to be just as dominant and better all-round in the Test in Taunton on July 18, where a draw is all that is required to retain the Ashes.
"It seems like there is a real clarity in the way that Shooter [Schutt] comes out and bowls, and myself and then if Nic [Carey] or DK [Kimmince] or Tayla [Vlaeminck] are playing, everyone just knows their roles and that has been really nice", Perry said.