Australia went into the match without pace duo Brett Lee, suffering from a chest infection, and Mitchell Johnson, with minor abdominal strain.
They were replaced in the squad by all-rounder James Hopes and quick Shane Harwood. Hopes was named 12th man for the match.
England recalled Michael Vaughan from a knee injury for his first clash with Australia on the tour.
Skipper Vaughan will be keen to instil some confidence in the camp after the Andrew Flintoff-led England was beaten 5-0 in the Ashes Test series which ended last week.
Australia: Ricky Ponting (captain), Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Cameron White, Brad Hogg, Nathan Bracken, Ben Hilfenhaus, Shane Harwood, James Hopes (12th man).
England: Michael Vaughan (captain), Ed Joyce, Andrew Flintoff, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Paul Nixon, Jamie Dalrymple, Jon Lewis, James Anderson, Monty Panesar, Liam Plunkett (12th man).