There were scarce moments of personal triumph for David Warner in Ashes but his compatriot Labuchagne has thrown his weight behind the fiery southpaw.
Australia team leader Tim Paine foresees a "very exciting era" for Australian cricket after the team retained the Ashes against England.
Warner's woeful form across the series was characterized by his obvious troubles in negotiating the nagging line opted by Stuart Broad.
Smith seemed to be a different batsman in the Ashes where England had tried every tactic to dismiss him
"I'm in a very privileged position to be captain of the Test team and I'll do everything I can to get us very well prepared for going down there."
England end their World Cup-winning home season on a high with a pride-salvaging victory at The Oval.
"I'm getting it wrong. I don't know what else to say. We're having a mare (nightmare). We've got it wrong."
Denly and Stokes, playing as a specialist batsman, added 127 for the third wicket to hammer in the advantage against a tiring Australia attack.
Although Australia's proverbial tail wagged for a while, they still face a first-innings deficit of 69 with paceman Archer claiming figures of 6-62.
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