Australia won the toss and opted to bat in the final Ashes Test at The Oval but it is the extraordinary comments from coach Darren Lehmann which have England cricket chiefs fuming.
Lehmann caused a stir when he called on fans Down Under to send Stuart Broad home crying from this summer's return Ashes series.
Lehamann revealed his pent-up frustration over Broad’s decision not to walk in the first Test at Trent Bridge despite getting a thick edge off Ashton Agar which was caught by Michael Clarke at first slip – although the England star actually edged it to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who was unable to take the catch.
England squeezed home by 14 runs and Lehmann let rip in an interview with Triple M.
"Certainly our players haven't forgotten, they're calling him everything under the sun as they go past," Lehmann said.
"I hope the Australian public are the same because that was just blatant cheating. I don't advocate walking but when you hit it to first slip it's pretty hard.
"From my point of view I just hope the Australian public give it to him right from the word go for the whole summer and I hope he cries and he goes home.
"I just hope everyone gets stuck into him because the way he's carried on and the way he's commented in public about it is ridiculous.
"He hit it to first slip ... and the biggest problem there is the poor umpire cops all the crap that he gets in paper and Stuart Broad makes them look like fools.
"From my point of view it's poor, so I hope the public actually get stuck into him."
Fox Sports reports that ECB officials are fuming about Lehmann's comments.
England made a double selection shock for the final Test, with uncapped duo Simon Kerrigan and Chris Woakes to play.
Lancashire spinner Kerrigan and Warwickshire all-rounder Woakes made their Test debuts, with middle order batsman Johnny Bairstow dropped and quick bowler Chris Tremlett missing out.
Tim Bresnan, who helped England clinch the series in the fourth Test at Durham, is injured.
Australia brought in James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc, with Usman Khawaja and Jackson Bird on the outer.Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon.
England: Alastair Cook (capt), Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Chris Woakes, Matt Prior, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Simon Kerrigan, James Anderson.
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Kumar Dharmasena (SRL).
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI).
Third umpire: Tony Hill (NZL).