Australia in England 2013 August 27, 2013

Cook among England players rested

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England have rested Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad for the ODI series against Australia after their involvement in the 3-0 Ashes victory. In Cook's absence, Eoin Morgan will captain the side. Kevin Pietersen, who returned from a knee injury shortly before the Test series, is also included in the 14-man squad.

England will play five ODIs against Australia after a one-off fixture against Ireland next Tuesday. Pietersen, Joe Root and Jonathan Trott will not travel to Dublin for that match, during which Morgan will again lead the side.

Chris Jordan and Jamie Overton receive senior call-ups for the first time, while Michael Carberry, capped once previously in Tests, is now in both limited-overs squads. Boyd Rankin, the former Ireland fast bowler who made his England debut during the T20 series against New Zealand earlier in the summer, and Luke Wright, whose last ODI appearance came during the 2011 World Cup, are also included.

Gary Ballance, Danny Briggs and James Taylor are the three players replacing Pietersen, Root and Trott in the 14 to take on Ireland, with Yorkshire batsman Ballance in line for a potential debut. In all, five players yet to play ODIs for England have been included.

Of the XI who played in England's defeat to India in the Champions Trophy final in June, five will be missing against Australia - in addition to Cook, Bell, Broad and Anderson, Tim Bresnan is absent through injury. Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes, who were part of the Champions Trophy squad, have also been omitted, possibly to allow them more red-ball cricket with their counties during the Championship run-in.

"Following a very intense period of cricket this summer we have decided to rest a number of senior players, which will allow them to recover from a heavy workload over the last three months and to prepare for the tour of Australia which begins in eight weeks," England's national selector, Geoff Miller, said.

"This creates an excellent opportunity for players who have impressed in county cricket and for England Lions recently to test themselves at international level as we continue to build a squad ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, which is less than 18 months away. There are a number of very experienced one-day players in the squad alongside players who are new to international cricket and we are expecting a very tough challenge both from a strong Ireland side and then from Australia in what will no doubt be a very competitive NatWest series."

Pietersen has been included despite saying during the Test series that he would have to manage his knee for the rest of his career. He didn't play for three months after suffering bruising to the joint on the tour of New Zealand. His last ODI appearance came in January, during the ODI series in India, and he has been carefully looked after by England since briefly retiring from limited-overs cricket last year.

Without their established openers Cook and Bell, Carberry looks set for a first ODI appearance after a summer of heavy scoring for Hampshire. He could be partnered by Root, who has spent his one-day career to date in the middle order. Despite the struggles that led to him being dropped from the Test side, Steven Finn will be the senior fast bowler in an inexperienced attack, with James Tredwell continuing to deputise for Swann and Jos Buttler retaining the wicketkeeping gloves.

Ashley Giles, England's limited-overs coach, has plenty of in-form players to look at as he begins to shape plans for the 2015 World Cup. Wright, who made his highest List A score - 143 not out from 68 balls - when captaining England Lions against Bangladesh A, has hit four centuries in his last ten innings in all formats; Ballance has made scores of 104, 115 and 87 in three knocks for the Lions; while Sussex allrounder Jordan, the first player to take 50 Championship wickets this season, claimed 4 for 38 on his Lions debut last week.

Morgan, meanwhile, hit 90 for Middlesex in the YB40 on Monday, his first half-century since returning from a broken finger that required surgery after the T20s against New Zealand in June. Buttler and Ravi Bopara also played significant innings for their counties over the Bank Holiday weekend.

England squad to play Ireland: Eoin Morgan (capt), Gary Ballance, Ravi Bopara, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Michael Carberry, Steven Finn, Chris Jordan, Jamie Overton, Boyd Rankin, Ben Stokes, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Luke Wright.

England squad to play Australia: Eoin Morgan (capt), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Michael Carberry, Steven Finn, Chris Jordan, Jamie Overton, Kevin Pietersen, Boyd Rankin, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Luke Wright.

Alan Gardner is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets here

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  • 2.14istherunrate on August 28, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    I agree with resting most of the players for this series. They have earned a longbreak so long as it is not too long.(Remember early 2012?) The players mentioned here are a good interesting selection and one or two choices quite inventive. Morgan in spite of his absences seems very highly thought of.I just wish he would go and make 1st class runs though to put himself in the frame. Nothing suggest that he woiuld not be the best available candidate, but it is a matter of playing the game. I would have had one out of Rashid or Borthwick to spice it up. They may or may not win but the exposure will be good.

  • davidge on August 29, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    Having paid £80 for a ticket I feel let down by the selectors. I wasn't expecting to see a second eleven play. I won't be buying tickets for one-dayers next season.

  • JG2704 on August 29, 2013, 8:01 GMT

    @SDH12 - In terms of entertainment I agree

    @crockit - I think he's there as a way of integrating him into the set up. I'd rather they left him alone and just had him playing Lions games

    @Steve Back - Luke Wright was our best batsman in the last T20 WC and is just coming off 2 tons , sandwiching a 60 in the YB40 - Is that really a hilarious selection? Strange sense of humour

    @Siddharth Jena - It also gives us a chance to look at players who many of us have wanted to see play 50 over cricket for England

    @salazar555 - A few of us have already said why Eng are going for Jos ahead of Craig - because Jos is more suited to the number 5,6 or 7 and Eng want to look at other options to open - which is Craig's natural position. Please either counter these views or stop harping on about Craig playing for England

  • 512fm on August 28, 2013, 13:56 GMT

    Jeez what does David Wiley to get a call up??

  • subbass on August 28, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    "This resting experiment resulted in a humiliation in the ODI series in India "

    ----

    Yeah 3-2 is shameful especially when you don't play your best side *sarcasm*.

    Besides everyone knows Test cricket is the true guide to how good a cricketer one really is and over 4+ Tests the best side always wins. Last two Test series involving England v India anyone recall the scoreline ?

    Ok I'll help, the scoreline was 6-1 to England.

  • AKS286 on August 28, 2013, 12:47 GMT

    England is far better ODI team than Australia. Australian Test, ODI teams are very poor. They blame BBL, IPL but they are poor in T20 too. I really missing Hales, Lumb, Roland Jones, Tremlett. But still Aus will face loss. Lumb, Root, Hales, KP, Buttler, Morgan, Wright, Tredwell, Tremlett, Roland Jones, Finn. S.Marsh, Finch, Watson, Bailey, Voges, Haddin, Moises, Johnson, McKay, Harris/Cutting, Beer

  • SDHM on August 28, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    @salazar555 - Kieswetter really isn't suited to the middle order role that Buttler plays though. I am disappointed for him seeing as he's done everything England asked him to do - his keeping has improved immeasurably and he's been scoring runs in all formats - but I have a sneaking feeling he might find his way into the Ashes party yet. If he's not opening in one day cricket, I think he's being wasted, hence why Buttler is a better bet and deserves a long run.

  • SirViv1973 on August 28, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    @Salazar 555, Re Jordan, I think the WI already have a number of players in their ranks such as Sammy, Russel & Dwayne Bravo who have been quite similar to Jordan in that they bowl medium fast seamers & bat in the lower middle order, or if you like, bits n pieces all rounders. For that matter I can see why they have not picked him in the past. I haven't seen Jordan play this year but by all accounts he has put on a yard of pace & his FC stats with the bowl are excellent. Given that he perhaps can now be seen more as a bowler who bats a bit, he may well have become a more appealing selection for WI. However Eng have called him up & if he would have turned them down he would have lost his Eng qualified status & would have had to play as an overseas player in CC, which may well have left him without a County & with no gurantee of ever playing int cricket for WI, so you can't blame the guy for taking this opportunity.

  • Jamie-1212 on August 28, 2013, 12:04 GMT

    @salazar555 Personally, i'm not a fan of Ravi Bopara and as stated below wouldn't mind if Luke Wright or even Ben Stokes was picked ahead of him. But IMO England will pick Ravi as they like his bowling performances for England in one day cricket over the last year or so.

    Please be patient with Jos Buttler he is being picked for ODI cricket based on his List A average of 49 at a strike rate of 123 and also his potential to be a star for England in the future. Buttler is a game changer, just like Morgan and Pietersen. These sort of players are hard to come by hence why England are giving him a long run in the team and a chance to settle. His form in ODi cricket has been poor so far, but i don't think it helps when England consistently get off to a slow start and leave Morgan and Buttler 10 overs at the end, to catch up on the slow run rate. Re: Kieswetter.. He struggles to rotate the strike and this is the area where he needs to improve before he is considered again for England.

  • on August 28, 2013, 11:35 GMT

    Good Selection!!! Loved the tactics of selection committee.. england and SA is heading in right direction nowdays..

  • 2.14istherunrate on August 28, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    I agree with resting most of the players for this series. They have earned a longbreak so long as it is not too long.(Remember early 2012?) The players mentioned here are a good interesting selection and one or two choices quite inventive. Morgan in spite of his absences seems very highly thought of.I just wish he would go and make 1st class runs though to put himself in the frame. Nothing suggest that he woiuld not be the best available candidate, but it is a matter of playing the game. I would have had one out of Rashid or Borthwick to spice it up. They may or may not win but the exposure will be good.

  • davidge on August 29, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    Having paid £80 for a ticket I feel let down by the selectors. I wasn't expecting to see a second eleven play. I won't be buying tickets for one-dayers next season.

  • JG2704 on August 29, 2013, 8:01 GMT

    @SDH12 - In terms of entertainment I agree

    @crockit - I think he's there as a way of integrating him into the set up. I'd rather they left him alone and just had him playing Lions games

    @Steve Back - Luke Wright was our best batsman in the last T20 WC and is just coming off 2 tons , sandwiching a 60 in the YB40 - Is that really a hilarious selection? Strange sense of humour

    @Siddharth Jena - It also gives us a chance to look at players who many of us have wanted to see play 50 over cricket for England

    @salazar555 - A few of us have already said why Eng are going for Jos ahead of Craig - because Jos is more suited to the number 5,6 or 7 and Eng want to look at other options to open - which is Craig's natural position. Please either counter these views or stop harping on about Craig playing for England

  • 512fm on August 28, 2013, 13:56 GMT

    Jeez what does David Wiley to get a call up??

  • subbass on August 28, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    "This resting experiment resulted in a humiliation in the ODI series in India "

    ----

    Yeah 3-2 is shameful especially when you don't play your best side *sarcasm*.

    Besides everyone knows Test cricket is the true guide to how good a cricketer one really is and over 4+ Tests the best side always wins. Last two Test series involving England v India anyone recall the scoreline ?

    Ok I'll help, the scoreline was 6-1 to England.

  • AKS286 on August 28, 2013, 12:47 GMT

    England is far better ODI team than Australia. Australian Test, ODI teams are very poor. They blame BBL, IPL but they are poor in T20 too. I really missing Hales, Lumb, Roland Jones, Tremlett. But still Aus will face loss. Lumb, Root, Hales, KP, Buttler, Morgan, Wright, Tredwell, Tremlett, Roland Jones, Finn. S.Marsh, Finch, Watson, Bailey, Voges, Haddin, Moises, Johnson, McKay, Harris/Cutting, Beer

  • SDHM on August 28, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    @salazar555 - Kieswetter really isn't suited to the middle order role that Buttler plays though. I am disappointed for him seeing as he's done everything England asked him to do - his keeping has improved immeasurably and he's been scoring runs in all formats - but I have a sneaking feeling he might find his way into the Ashes party yet. If he's not opening in one day cricket, I think he's being wasted, hence why Buttler is a better bet and deserves a long run.

  • SirViv1973 on August 28, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    @Salazar 555, Re Jordan, I think the WI already have a number of players in their ranks such as Sammy, Russel & Dwayne Bravo who have been quite similar to Jordan in that they bowl medium fast seamers & bat in the lower middle order, or if you like, bits n pieces all rounders. For that matter I can see why they have not picked him in the past. I haven't seen Jordan play this year but by all accounts he has put on a yard of pace & his FC stats with the bowl are excellent. Given that he perhaps can now be seen more as a bowler who bats a bit, he may well have become a more appealing selection for WI. However Eng have called him up & if he would have turned them down he would have lost his Eng qualified status & would have had to play as an overseas player in CC, which may well have left him without a County & with no gurantee of ever playing int cricket for WI, so you can't blame the guy for taking this opportunity.

  • Jamie-1212 on August 28, 2013, 12:04 GMT

    @salazar555 Personally, i'm not a fan of Ravi Bopara and as stated below wouldn't mind if Luke Wright or even Ben Stokes was picked ahead of him. But IMO England will pick Ravi as they like his bowling performances for England in one day cricket over the last year or so.

    Please be patient with Jos Buttler he is being picked for ODI cricket based on his List A average of 49 at a strike rate of 123 and also his potential to be a star for England in the future. Buttler is a game changer, just like Morgan and Pietersen. These sort of players are hard to come by hence why England are giving him a long run in the team and a chance to settle. His form in ODi cricket has been poor so far, but i don't think it helps when England consistently get off to a slow start and leave Morgan and Buttler 10 overs at the end, to catch up on the slow run rate. Re: Kieswetter.. He struggles to rotate the strike and this is the area where he needs to improve before he is considered again for England.

  • on August 28, 2013, 11:35 GMT

    Good Selection!!! Loved the tactics of selection committee.. england and SA is heading in right direction nowdays..

  • Nutcutlet on August 28, 2013, 11:25 GMT

    @Posted by salazar555 on (August 28, 2013, 9:34 GMT): having had a conversation with CJ in June, I can assure you that if the WIndies' selectors had invited him before England's did, then he would have been prepared to play for the WIndies. He'd be prepared to play for whoever asked first, he told me. Quite right too - he has a career to make & he can't wait around for A rather than B when he is qualified to play for both. As you probably know, he was educated at Dulwich College where Bill Athey first spotted his talent & told Surrey about the cricketing prodigy in his charge. More's the pity that Surrey couldn't find the best in him - although they knew he had great talent; they had their opportunity & had they exercised patience (he has had major injuries) they might have had a genuinely home-grown England player in their ranks (the last of those was Graham Thorpe, btw), but well done to Sussex for their encouragement & expertise in bringing him on. Surrey has much to learn!

  • Iddo555 on August 28, 2013, 11:12 GMT

    @jamie-1212

    Bopara shouldn't be in the team, especially if he is not bowling, I'd like to see Stokes get a chance, Bopara is certainly not done enough to warrant a place on batting alone 1) Carberry 2) Root 3) Trott 4) Pietersen 5) Morgan 6) Stokes 7)Buttler 8) Jordan 9)Tredwell 10)Rankin 11)Finn

  • Iddo555 on August 28, 2013, 11:04 GMT

    If I was Kieswetter I would be absolutely furious at the moment, top scorer in 20/20 and a fantastic year in 40 over cricket too and still left out of the team. Butler is not even keeping and has not done well with the bat either, yet every time an England team is announced we see Kieswetter left out and Butler in.

  • trav29 on August 28, 2013, 9:44 GMT

    @cobblers well it has as much logic as rankin playing for Ireland in the first place given hes not actually irish but from northern Ireland which is a separate country and part of the UK

  • Jamie-1212 on August 28, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    A much more dynamic look to the top order. England only need two of Cook, Trott and Bell in the top three and not at all three. With Cook and Trott's average's you can't drop them, therefore this is a good opportunity for someone to challenge bell for the opener spot for the world cup.

    Re: Spin. James tredwell has out performed Graeme Swann over the last couple of years in one day cricket, Tredwell has taken 30 wickets at an average of 23 in 19 ODI's. So no there is no need to worry. Simon Kerrigan has rarely played one day cricket and averages 51 with the ball hence the reason he hasn't been picked.

    Against the Aussies, i see England picking the following team: 1) Carberry 2) Root 3) Trott 4) Pietersen 5) Morgan 6) Bopara 7)Buttler 8) Jordan 9)Tredwell 10)Rankin 11)Finn

    Personally, i would rearrange the batting order: 1) Carberry 2) Trott 3) Pietersen 4) Morgan 5)Root 6)Buttler 7)Bopara (England will pick Bopara over Wright due to his bowling)

  • Iddo555 on August 28, 2013, 9:34 GMT

    I don't see why Jordan is playing for England when he was born in Barbados. You would think the West Indies would want to keep hold of their young talent, it's not like they are on top of the rankings and can afford to lose good players.

    You can understand it more with the irish players who don't get to play top cricket very much and don't get to play test cricket at all

  • Cobblers63 on August 28, 2013, 8:41 GMT

    What kind of logic is for the Irishman Rankin to play against Ireland please? Seems to me that England has become the country of convenience for overseas players who cant play test /odi cricket for their own nation.

  • HawK89 on August 28, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    Didn't Pietersen made a big deal about him having to play all formats and that he played too much cricket? he wanted T20 and Test, now here he is, front and center for the ODI squad.

  • JG2704 on August 28, 2013, 7:51 GMT

    Re the team etc and resting players. I actually think battingwise it's a more attacking/dynamic looking side. Obviously that's on paper and it could all go belly up but I prefer the idea (as a spectacle) of watching Carberry and KP/Wright in the top 3 than Bell/Cook/Trott. I think the bowlers are a bigger loss to the side as it's that dept where we've struggled more. Personally I'd like to see Wright opening. Albeit at a lesser level he has scored 2 tons and a 60 in the last 3 inns in the YB40.

  • JG2704 on August 28, 2013, 7:50 GMT

    @Truth_Alone_Trumphs on (August 28, 2013, 0:22 GMT) Swann's been excellent in the shorter formats for England and Trott has been consistent in the ODIs too. England were number 2 (may have gone down since) in the 50 over format) last time I looked , although I'd prefer at least 1 or 2 permanent changes to the side

    @Nutcutlet - Re SK being pitched in at the deep end

    Woakes didn't do much better (with ball) and he's done plenty of work with the shorter formats sides and SK has some Lions ex[erience behind him. Maybe SK just had a bad game on a pitch that didn't do all that much. Swann didn't do much either and Swann's a pretty good spinner in my eyes. Also could think of deeper ends than the final game when your side is 3-0 up in the series

    @Cobblers63 on (August 28, 2013, 7:19 GMT) He has though since taken 8 for in his last CC game but I do agree that his form needs to justify his inclusion

  • on August 28, 2013, 7:46 GMT

    England will be defeated at great margins in ODIs with that squad after shamefull incidents by swan, broad, andereson and others. They were versed than animals and we want him out forever.

  • Cobblers63 on August 28, 2013, 7:19 GMT

    What about the great Tremlett-can't do any form of limited over cricket,needs the right wicket for his deadly bowling that we have seen about twice in his 32 years. I just cant see what he has done this season,apart from stay fit for once,to get on the plane to Oz. He is 32 ,they should send someone younger,we already have enough good bowlers to Beat them down under.

  • jmcilhinney on August 28, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    @Sir_Freddie_Flintoff on (August 27, 2013, 11:57 GMT), they are definitely England's best Test players but are they necessarily England's best ODI players anyway? I think that England opening with Carberry and Root/KP might well be more exciting than Cook and Bell anyway. Also, as someone else has said, Tredwell's been doing as good a job in ODIs as Swann anyway.

  • jmcilhinney on August 28, 2013, 6:54 GMT

    @Steve Back on (August 27, 2013, 14:35 GMT), I'd hardly call Luke Wright a proven failure at international level. He's actually a proven success at international level in T20Is and his domestic 40-over form has been very good so there's legitimate reason to believe that those two things will translate into success in ODIs. He's a better player now than he was last time England selected him for that format. Having another batsman who can bowl a few overs won't hurt either because that's certainly something that England have lacked. As for Buttler, he hasn't lived up to expectations yet but he certainly has shown some glimpses of what he's capable of. To assume that such a young man can't succeed at the international level after relatively few opportunities is just foolish. Maybe he won't for a while and there's a chance he won't all but I still expect him to have a successful career.

  • jmcilhinney on August 28, 2013, 6:44 GMT

    @Kailash Bhat on (August 28, 2013, 5:55 GMT), why look for a conspiracy? Why not think what it actually is: they're resting players because they have players who need rest. There's an even more important Ashes series coming up in a couple of months and they want their best players fit and firing for that, so they're giving many of those players a break now. England would much rather risk poor results in an ODI series than a Test series and particularly an Ashes series. England do care about ODIs but not nearly as much while an Ashes series is the most important of all. England also want to start looking at players who are likely to be vying for places in the 2015 WC team, so this is a great opportunity to do that. It simply is what it is, so just think that of it.

  • jmcilhinney on August 28, 2013, 6:38 GMT

    @palavadisuresh on (August 28, 2013, 5:40 GMT), you mean their current set of players that beat Australia 4-0 at their last meeting?

  • on August 28, 2013, 6:28 GMT

    ODI and t20 are art-forms just as test cricket is. The last day of the ashes was just a glorified ODI that had the spectators enthralled. And we had the commentators falling over themselves about the beauty of test cricket. This resting experiment resulted in a humiliation in the ODI series in India and is likely to result in the same again. Perhaps when England drop below Zimbabwe in the ODI rankings then things will change.

  • on August 28, 2013, 5:55 GMT

    Not sure what to think of this revised English team for the ODI series. Is it resting its top players to suggest that even a second fiddle English team is good enough to beat the Aussies, or is it a precautionary step knowing that the Oz's will be coming back hard in the ODI's - so they have an excuse for why they lost badly in the ODI's after winning so convincingly in the Tests.

  • ODI_BestFormOfCricket on August 28, 2013, 5:40 GMT

    very good move by ECB. They know that their current set of players are not good in ODi's. So they trying new set of players to win coming world cup. Current ashes winning squad cannot compete with even zimbabwe. Great. Good luck.

  • jmcilhinney on August 28, 2013, 2:30 GMT

    @Nutcutlet on (August 27, 2013, 19:55 GMT), "What a pity that Simon Kerrigan wasn't eased in to the internat arena via this late season ODI selection. Why was he pitched into the deep end?", I would assume because England don't really see him as a viable limited-overs player and therefore any limited-overs performances wouldn't really be representative of what they could expect from him. I'm sure that what they got a The Oval wasn't representative of what they can expect long-term either, but I'd imagine that they just rushed him because of Monty's misadventure with an eye to the touring party. He won't make that now but I'm sure that we'll see more of him in various development squads, possibly in Australia as there will be a Lions tour and a FEPP tour at the same time, if I'm not mistaken.

  • skilebow on August 28, 2013, 2:26 GMT

    @gsingh7 - I don't think you know what you are talking about to be honest mate. Just another chance to have a go at England without looking at the facts. In actual fact England have lost very little from their usual one day side. Anderson hasn't played many ODIs in many a year. Neither has Swann and in fact Tredwell has outpoerformed him recently and could be seen as our 1st choice ODI spinner. Brenan is injured and Bairstow and Woakes play infrequently. They have only really rested the openers and Broad. One else would gauranteed a place.

  • on August 28, 2013, 1:02 GMT

    And Cricinfo .. not one news thread on the Ireland page about the team selection? Not even this one cross posted? Come on guys the ICC ignore us but you are usually better than that .....

  • on August 28, 2013, 0:58 GMT

    Sept 3 will (statistically) be the highest attended game in Irish cricket history 13,000 tickets (no rain please God - thanks ;-) We are trying to prove not only can we compete among the best but can produce a crowd and a spectacle worthy of TV investment - and with almost 10,000 sold already it looks like we will.

    AND

    England (for completely understandable team reasons) pick half a second team - yeah - thanks for that.

    AND

    Their team includes (again for completely understandable team reasons) the best Irish batsman of his generation and the best Irish fast bowler of his generation.

    The cricket gods obviously have a deep sense of irony.

  • IndianEagle on August 28, 2013, 0:22 GMT

    Except KP, others in the ashes winning squad are not good in ODI's (eng never good in ODI). If they were allowed to play in ODI's, theirs weakness would be exposed. ODI needs more skills, stroke making ability, innovation than tests which england players clearly lack. Cook, troot, bell are mostly playing test innings in ODI matches. You could not play at 60, 70 strike rate throughout innings in ODI's. That's why eng ex players, swann and few wants ODI to be scrapped.

  • on August 28, 2013, 0:13 GMT

    Should be a great limited-over series.....

  • Whatsgoinoffoutthere on August 27, 2013, 22:36 GMT

    May I be the first to offer my sincere congratulations to the England selectors for managing to pick a squad that doesn't contain Jade Dernbach!

    Michael Carberry is a brilliant player who I thought was going to be overlooked through no fault of his own. Good to see him in the squad and I hope he gets to play every game.

    Chris Jordan is where we all knew he belonged several years ago. I hope his injury worries of the past are well behind him. And best of all, he's still only 24.

    Jamie Overton, Boyd Rankin and to a lesser extent Ben Stokes can all think themselves a bit lucky.

    Should have made Tredders captain. He deserved more than a couple of balls as skipper!

  • Robster1 on August 27, 2013, 22:25 GMT

    Spectators being short changed with these squads missing so many leading players. Just too many international matches now. Prune the fixture list.

  • johnathonjosephs on August 27, 2013, 22:04 GMT

    Good to see that some countries still value Tests over the limited overs format. India and Sri Lanka can take a leaf out of the English book

  • JG2704 on August 27, 2013, 21:16 GMT

    @landl47 - Yeah 14 does seem too many. Luke Wright opens for Sussex in T20 and think he has done in YB40 too. In fact , after checking I've noticed he scored 2 tons sandwiching 62 for Sussex in the YB40

    @BRUTALANALYST - I've mentioned Trego on several occasions. He goes through phases , but his YB40 form has been sensational this year , esp in the match vs Yorks where he single handedly won the tie for Somerset. Another guy from Malan's county who deserves a T20 mention is Rayner

    @salazar555/Hout - Jos has kept in the last 2 YB40 games he played for Somerset and played a mature innings to keep Somerset in the YB40 competition. Jos is probably the better bet at 5 or 6 , Craig is most effective opening where England have multiple options

  • JG2704 on August 27, 2013, 21:15 GMT

    @SirViv1973 on (August 27, 2013, 16:13 GMT) England have really stirred things up at Somerset re Craig and Jos. After they asked Somerset to give Jos more glovework and put ideas in his head that he might keep in tests. I'd be livid if they didn't stick with Jos for a long time. Having said that , I'm not that sure Eng really care that much about Somerset's feelings and I too would not be overly surprised if Jos left Somerset to keep elsewhere and then was displaced in the Eng set up by Craig. Jos's Eng form has not been great at all. The one thing he does eclipse others on for Eng is his SR

  • Lmaotsetung on August 27, 2013, 21:06 GMT

    Maybe Ballance and Taylor are being kept out of the squad because both have a chance to make the return trip down under.

  • on August 27, 2013, 20:53 GMT

    Quite surprised on why KP is picked in the 50 overs side (and not picked for the T20 games) given his history with injuries and the return Ashes just 2 months away, can only trust that the selectors and the team management have discussed before finalising the squad. Also, not sure why Ballance is not given an extended run - a huge talent not given opportunities. However, Chris Jordan is an exciting pick and good to see Steven Finn picked again.

  • gsingh7 on August 27, 2013, 20:48 GMT

    very unprofessional by ecb. 75 pounds ticket for watching debutants against odi giants like watson warner et all? we know that england dont want to play any odis so they should just give up playing odis in future, why are poor spectators robbed of proper competition , england will do well to win a single game against full strength australian side

  • Nutcutlet on August 27, 2013, 19:55 GMT

    The skills required to be successful in ODIs are rather closer to those required in TC than t20. To put it another way, if a new international player has been selected for an ODI squad, then it's just as likely that he'll play TC as t20, given time. The same cannot really be said for those who are t20 specialists, who may also play ODIs. They are a long way from the real McCoy & should be comfortable in the knowledge that they have found their niche. For that reason I see this squad containing players of Test match potential. Gary Ballance, once he is given his Test opp, is unlikely to fluff it. I can't understand why he's only been selected for the Ireland match. Chris Jordan must be on the radar as a bowling all-rounder for the next generation of Test players. Jamie Overton is three years away from a Test place, IMO, given continued progress. What a pity that Simon Kerrigan wasn't eased in to the internat arena via this late season ODI selection. Why was he pitched into the deep end?

  • OhhhhhMattyMatty on August 27, 2013, 19:55 GMT

    Given a lot of the Test boys will need a rest, I'd have expected the following XI to have played: Carberry, Pietersen, Root, Ballance, Bopara, Stokes, Buttler(wk), Willey, Tredwell(c), Finn, Rankin.

    Rewards the likes of Willey, Carberry and Ballance. Shows Morgan that he is no longer the first choice left handed middle order finisher and allows Pietersen to further demonstrate his commitment and new found maturity.

    Obviously Bell, Cook, Trott, Anderson, Broad and Swann would come straight into this team....unless some of these boys deliver!

    Excited to see Finn and Rankin bowl together though. Two 6'7 and 90+mph bowlers!

  • Munkeymomo on August 27, 2013, 18:42 GMT

    Good luck to Jamie Overton, even though I doubt he will play.

  • Iddo555 on August 27, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    One day cricket is being seen by England as a place to try players out, The big names are just rested. I think one day cricket is on its way out, you need one short format which will obviously go to 20/20 and the long format, test cricket. The 50 over no longer has a place and should be used like England use it, as a testing ground.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on August 27, 2013, 17:40 GMT

    After thrashing Australia 4-0 in the Ashes England will want to rest most of their champion team for the ODI's. They must feel amazing right now having just done what they have. For Australia's sorry excuse for a test team it's quite the opposite.

  • on August 27, 2013, 17:37 GMT

    Good squad and happy to see that KP is in it afterall he is the most exciting player in the country and personally I would have made him skipper but after the Peter Moores issue I guess they are right not to

  • Fluffykins on August 27, 2013, 17:32 GMT

    I have tickets for one of the t20s and one of the 50 ODIs and I would be perfectly happy to see NONE of the prospective Ashes players in the squad. As far as I am concerned the most important series has just ended and this is a bit of fun,test is and always will be,best.

  • Essex_Man on August 27, 2013, 17:01 GMT

    Take a well earned rest, boys - your work is complete until November. Very surprised that we're wasting KP's and Trottie's time with this hit-n-giggle nonsense. They should put their feet up for a while.

  • on August 27, 2013, 16:53 GMT

    Did I miss something here? but can some one please tell me why the lights of Craig Kieswetter is not in either of these squads, is he injured or something?

  • grahaam on August 27, 2013, 16:48 GMT

    It is a shame and it downgrades limited overs international cricket when teams do not play their best teams...This started with football when teams like Man U started playing weakened sides in the League Cup, this Cup now is not treated as a serious tournament by many teams . ODI Cricket international cricket(apart from the world cup ) will be reduced to "a temperament test" for younger promising players. The series Trophies may well be made of cardboard to reflect the fact that they were not contested fully.

  • Charlie101 on August 27, 2013, 16:46 GMT

    Comparing our squad to the Aussie squad is interesting . Their batting is made up of the known short format players Watson , Warner etc with a young bowling line with coulter Nile , Hazlewood , johnson and Starc . It looks a good squad but I think we will be competitive .

  • BRUTALANALYST on August 27, 2013, 16:38 GMT

    For those talking about Hales check his record he has had a poor time in this yr's pro40 averages in the 30's with 468 runs and Lumb even worse average 21 with just 271 runs form 12 innings (they are not even top 3 for Notts) Taylor and Patel have both outshone them with the bat in this format. Trego is the one who has missed out that no one seems to be mentioning, he's top scorer in the country averaging 88 for me he should be in both ODI and definitely T20 11 ahead of Joe Root as he's a guy that can win you a game in these formats single handedly which cannot be said for Root. Malan is another guy that deserves a call ahead of either Hales or Lumb and so to Kieswetter.

  • on August 27, 2013, 16:26 GMT

    Don't forget, Australia failed to win a game in the Champions Trophy.

  • SirViv1973 on August 27, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    @Venkhat Sivakumar, Have you seen Carberry bat in limited overs cricket this year? If you haven't he is well worth his place in this squad he has been outstanding for Hampshire & i'm pleased he is getting his opportunity.

  • SirViv1973 on August 27, 2013, 16:13 GMT

    I wonder if Eng are right to continue with Butler behind the stumps. His glovework isn't great (no surprise as he dosen't keep for his county) & apart from that fantastic inns against NZL earlier in the summer his batting has been a huge disspointment so far. I wouldn't have minded seeing how Bairstow went but I suppose he is better off getting some FC games with Yorkshire under his belt before the return ashes series. I wouldn't be at all surpised to see Keiswetter back by the time the next WC comes along.

  • on August 27, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    I think this is Englands way of telling the administrators that 50 over ODI series are a waste of time. - Which I completely agree with. It is a total anticlimax after a test match series, and frankly I am glad we arent playing/risking our best players on a 2nd rate format.

    Maybe if all teams boycotted over large ODI series, then we might get back to proper test series, 6 tests against AUS, 5 for the rest! Now that would be fantastic!

  • on August 27, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    why cook has been rested ? what Eng want to send message to the world that they r not serious about ODI cricket at all ?

  • Hout on August 27, 2013, 15:51 GMT

    .....and what about "the forgotten man", Craig Kieswetter? He's been scoring very heavily in one-day cricket and has far more experience as a keeper than Buttler. It's always best to pick a batsman when he's in form.....

  • milepost on August 27, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    Wow, England rest 5 of their best players? Agree with @Sir_Freddie_Flintoff, resting players isn't good for the fans. Australia got smashed in the press and by channel 9 for their ODI rotations last summer. Carberry is the biz though, look forward to seeing him play. Cook having a break I can understand, he is captain and that takes its toll. His footwork looks shot so a break should be good. Bell is flying though, undeniably player of the series, surely he wants to play? Anderson and Broad need to find some form so they should be playing too. If KP weren't paying (the guy who didn't want to remember) fans would be screaming blue murder!

  • on August 27, 2013, 15:19 GMT

    Australia could win this series because their ODI team is still very good. England are not that good in ODI cricket because they do not show any interest in it; which certainly irritates a lot of their supporters. England have never won a WC still and that's bad for their reputation and history as an international cricket team. Some of these young players bring a new dimension and flavour. It would be very nice if this series turned out to be close. The last thing fans want to see is a one sided affair. It also gives both teams an opportunity to look at prospects for the next WC down under. A core group of players can be formed for either teams which will be exciting to look at. Plenty of ODI cricket coming up the next year and this would be the start.

  • Rizwan16 on August 27, 2013, 15:17 GMT

    The idea to reach England Test regulars is a great move. This gives the fringe players the opportunity to fight for winter series spots. Good luck England. Good to see Morgan back in England colors.

  • Jadejafan on August 27, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    Its funny though that this same 5 match ODI series happened last year in England.

  • Iddo555 on August 27, 2013, 15:09 GMT

    Not sure Morgan deserves his spot in the team on performances this year, he needs to shape up or ship out, Bopara too needs to start bowling and showing more to keep his place, my biggest moan at the moment involves Butler who I think must be hanging onto a place by the skin of his teeth. Playing poorly and not even keeping for Somerset. Just glad Dernbach has been shown the door as he has been terrible in both international and domestic games.

  • Iddo555 on August 27, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    No Hales and no Lumb, Bopara still there even though he's not bowling, Butler still there even though he's not keeping, Where is Kieswetter and why does he keep getting ignored???

    On the plus side I'm pleased to see Balance, Stokes and Carberry in the team to show what they can do

  • InnocentGuy on August 27, 2013, 15:00 GMT

    I can't believe that the next WC is less than 18 months away!! My goodness does time fly!

  • on August 27, 2013, 14:56 GMT

    Absolute joke.Why are all the stellar players rested? I understand the Ashes down under is coming up and Eng. need to look at new players but resting pretty much all of them?? Its almost like England dont want to win this seris.Typical ECB.

  • YorkshirePudding on August 27, 2013, 14:46 GMT

    @hotcric01, well at least they'll be able to say they won something unlike india in 2011..... :-D.

    Seriously, the next 2 ODI series will be about looking at players for use in the WC, especially with the next series after this being played in Australia.

  • DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on August 27, 2013, 14:43 GMT

    it doesnot have any impact, with or without them, they will lose the series. Eng are poor in odi's

  • wibblewibble on August 27, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    @mjrvasu: Cook is 'totally unfit' to play ODI cricket? Since being made captain in 2010, he's scored 1979 runs, average of 43 and strike rate of 82. Doesn't seem that rubbish. Compare that to other ODI openers in the same period: Dilshan, average 44 strike rate 87 Gayle, average 29, strike rate 93 Warner, average 33, strike rate 80 Smith, average 31, strike rate 73

    There are only a few that put Cook in the shade, Amla, average 57 strike rate 94, and Watson, average 43 strike rate 95.

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=2;batting_positionmin1=1;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=runs;spanmin1=01+Jan+2010;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting

  • AKS286 on August 27, 2013, 14:36 GMT

    Not a good squad Hales and Lumb are missing. Hales is the real asset in all format of the game. Lumb, Root, Hales, KP, Buttler, Ballance/Morgan, Wright, Tredwell, Tremlett, Finn, Roland Jones.

  • on August 27, 2013, 14:35 GMT

    With this team, despite KP's return, Australia should back themselves to win this merry-go-round series. Chris Jordan, Luke Wright and Jos Buttler are hilariously poor selections. The latter two in particular are proven failures at international level. It will be humiliating for the Aussies if they fail to win against this second string England side.

    Still, at least there's no Jade Dernbach.

  • Fluffykins on August 27, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    Glad to see Jimmy rested as was looking spent for those of you who think Cook is not an ODI player I suggest you check his SR. Many players would be very happy with his stats.

  • threeslipsandagully on August 27, 2013, 14:24 GMT

    One or two weird selections here. Jamie Overton looks a good prospect, but clearly the selectors haven't learned from the Kerrigan episode about handing young players international caps before they're ready. Also, I don't think Rankin should be anywhere near this side. There are three or four county seamers I'd rather see selected ahead of either one of these bowlers. Also, why has Ballance been selected for the Ireland ODI but not for the series against Australia?

  • hotcric01 on August 27, 2013, 14:03 GMT

    5-0 or 4-1 victory for Australia.

  • ANUJA1 on August 27, 2013, 13:22 GMT

    I think ECB has made the right decision.After a continuous period of cricket they should deserve this.This will be ideal platform for Peterson to take responsibility and coming to the rhythm in ODI's. Further this will be handy for emerging young talent to groom and stable before world cup.Also this is a valuable opportunity for Morgan to display his leadership skills.All in all this will measure the young English talent and their adaptability.

  • on August 27, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    Cook needs to improve his strike rate big time. He is technically good batsman like Dravid but he lacks confidence.England should make Morgan as ODI skipper and Bopara as deputy,,,

  • on August 27, 2013, 13:17 GMT

    Alex Hales should've been given a chance to debut! At least against Ireland.

  • Sea_point on August 27, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    Very disappointing of the ECB, the guarantee of a couple of marquee players from the Ashes series would really have helped promote the game and acknowledge the efforts of Cricket Ireland to extend the reach of the game in the country.

    Typical of the lip service paid to associate countries across the board though by Test playing countries. We're supposed to get excited about a single one day game every couple of years against our nearest competing neighbour, and they run out a denuded squad...

    Cricket Ireland should at least formally ask the ECB to bring some of the Ashes guys who will be back in for the Australia ODI's to travel in non-playing roles. Most of the travelling squad (the Irish boys and Bopara, Finn & Tredwell apart) will be fairly anonymous to 90% of the crowd...

  • mjrvasu on August 27, 2013, 12:58 GMT

    Cook..'rested'? That's a joke! He is totally unfit for limited overs. In fact it is time he steps down the batting order in Tests too. Swann is an agressive bowler and useful bat, he should be in, unless rested for fitness reasons. In any case the final selection will not match up to Aussies in limited variety.

  • YorkshirePudding on August 27, 2013, 12:55 GMT

    @Yevghenny, the ECB doesnt set the price of ticket the grounds do that themselves, Look at the prices at OT, they range from £40-60. In the end its market forces that dictate the price of tickets, and thats a whole different can of worms.

  • YorkshirePudding on August 27, 2013, 12:52 GMT

    @Int.Curator, I think you might find that Kerrigan is no where near the ODI squad and he doesnt play many for Lancs either so wouldnt be selected.

  • lukemckeown89 on August 27, 2013, 12:51 GMT

    England will have to include Dockrell and Stirling in their squad the next time we play!!

  • YorkshirePudding on August 27, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    @Sir_Freddie_Flintoff, and if they dont give players chance to recouperate, they end up with players finishing thier careers at 31 like your namesake.

    OR is that what you enjoy, compaining about net seeing the players at your whim, or complaining about when they breakdown through mis-management becasue people like you think they have a right to see them play for your entertainment.

  • hartley80 on August 27, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    If they have spent money on a ticket already they aren't going to not go. If you bought a ticket thing you would see all the top players then I think you are very naive. I personally have a ticket for the Ageas and seeing KP and Morgan who can be worth the admission price alone as well as the possibility of seeing Carberry in an England shirt on his home ground is a great prospect for me.

  • on August 27, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    As a Somerset fan I do wonder if Jamie is in the side too soon. I have no doubt that in a few years time him and, if he comes back successfully from his injury, his brother Craig will be in the England set up on a regular basis but like a lot of young promising fast bowlers he is still prone to bowling bad deliveries.

    I think that his stock rose considerably amongst the England hierarchy after the U-19 WC where based on the reports and stats he seemed to be one of our best performers, and if this selection shows youngsters that England notice and act on impressive performances at that level it can be no bad thing.

  • landl47 on August 27, 2013, 12:38 GMT

    When approaching a series like that against Aus, it can be regarded either as a vital part of the international season in which winning is important or a throwaway series which gives the selectors the opportunity to look at new talent. It's clear which approach the England selectors have taken.

    As for the sides, I have no idea why they'd pick 14 for a single game against Ireland. Surely 12 would have been plenty? Then even with 14 in the squad, there's only one opener, so someone will be playing out of position. There are 4 batsmen, 6 bowlers, 3 all-rounders and a WK. Seems like an uneasy mix- at least 2 bowlers will have to sit, so why take them?

    As for the Aus series,there's one less bowler for the 5-game series than for the Ireland game. Jordan and Overton are very raw- why not Topley, who's better than both and a left-armer to boot? Why not go the whole hog, rest KP and Trott and pick Ballance and Taylor?

    We live in interesting times.

  • yorkshire-86 on August 27, 2013, 12:25 GMT

    What is the point of bringing a grizzled old county stalwart like Carberry into the team? Surely you want to be blooding young players so we have them ready to replace the first choice players when they retire, not bringing in a veteran who is as old if not older than most of the first choice players - especially considering we are doing well in OdIs lately?

  • JG2704 on August 27, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    I'm glad to see them trying out some fresher faces. I also agree with the points that the ECB should reduce prices but I guess people need to vote with their feet. It's getting like top premiership football clubs and their attitudes to the Carling cup (or whatever it is called these days). I would not be against having a separate captain for ODIs. I'll rephrase that , Cook should not be captain of the ODI side - you can't have a captain who you're going to rest and depending on the job Morgan does maybe try him permenantly. I'd certainly like to see an ODI specialist as captain as it's a different mindset.

  • zabalestmsm on August 27, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    Its ridiculous not to see Gary Ballance and James Taylor against Australia for the ODIs... Come on give them a go!! When they become 30 then will they give them a go???

  • JG2704 on August 27, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    @Tom Fordon (August 27, 2013, 10:48 GMT) They seem to be using ODIs as a way of integrating players into the set up - regardless of whether they are suited to the game - ref Woakes. I bet it also coincides with a Somerset CC game. If they were going to take a Somerset player I'd like it to have been Trego - more suited to the format and his CC (batting) form has been woeful

    @bleedingice on (August 27, 2013, 10:50 GMT) I think the problem is we have so many vying for the openers/top 3 spots

  • BRUTALANALYST on August 27, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    People seriously complaining about refunds ? I 'm sure you will probably get better entertainment from likes of Carberry Stokes, Butler, Wright and Jordan than you would the previous ODI side. The depth of players in England is amazing right now and should all be fully supported and appreciated it really is a renaissance of English cricket right now !

  • crockit on August 27, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    Is Jamie Overton in because he is talked up by the media? He is 19 and play first class cricket so good on him but nothing suggests it is time for him to play internationals. What was wrong with picking, lets say, Barker? What does Buttler have to do not to get dropped? He averages about 15!!! Should have picked Bairstow or Davies. And Moeen Ali and/or James Taylor ought to be in the squad

  • richardror on August 27, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    I agree that there is too much ODI cricket being played, 5 after an Ashes series... 5 more after the next one... really...? This means the selectors have to rest some players so they don't get injured/fatigued for the most important event, the test matches. The selectors can't be blamed, but people paying £50+ for a ticket will feel robbed that they are only watching England B playing. Too many games, the fixture setters need to sort this out.

  • 200ondebut on August 27, 2013, 12:13 GMT

    In terms of entertainment I'm not sure the paying public are missing much by not having Cook or Bell in the line up - and ODIs are about the batsmen not the bowlers.

    A line up of Carbs, Root, Trott, KP, Morgan, Wright, Stokes, Buttler, Jordan, Treadwell, Finn & Rankin is about the most exciting they could put out. For all those whittling on about price - don't go. Sit at home and moan about how unfair life is.

    ODIs have for a long while been the testing ground for emerging players - and as the results show, its been successful.

  • simon_w on August 27, 2013, 12:13 GMT

    Very pleased to see some new faces in this side. We've got a lot of senior players in this England team, and it would be irresponsible of the management team not to be planning for transition by trying some newer players at the highest level. The limited-overs series are not really important, and the chance to look at some of these new faces adds some interest to what would otherwise be a pretty uninspiring offering. I'll be at the Rosebowl, and I'm looking forward to it!

  • Lmaotsetung on August 27, 2013, 12:11 GMT

    What happened to playing 5 frontline bowlers? Is England changing ODI plans again and we are back to bits and pieces players to be 5th bowler? From the list of players I'm guessing this is the preferred lineup...Carberry, Root, Trott, KP, Morgan, Bopara/Wright, Butler, Stokes, Treadwell, Finn, Rankin

  • SDHM on August 27, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    To play devil's advocate anyway, before I get even more annoyed at Taylor's continued lack of proper chances, I put this to you: if you're paying £75 a ticket, what would you rather watch - Carberry, Wright & Ballance smacking it around all over the park, or Cook & Trott continually hit fielders & build an innings at 4 an over? :P

  • FishingThronker on August 27, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    One wonders what Moeen Ali has to do to be selected. Best English batsman in county cricket this season and a fine player to watch. Add to that some very useful and promising off spin and the fact that he is an excellent fielder in close or on the boundary. It's back to the old argument of England selectors not wanting to select a player from one of the less fashionable counties. That and, dare I say it, the fact that he doesn't look like your typical English cricketer. Jamie Overton is a joke selection incidentally.

  • on August 27, 2013, 12:04 GMT

    "Trying out the next in line" approach is helping India immensely. Whenever there is "trial", there will be "error" too. That is risk taking. That is entrepreneurial approach.

    Glad to see that ECB is adopting a similar approach. Keeping an eye on the future; keeping a pool to choose from for every position; giving chances to players who show great potential; et al ... are good traits for any cricket administration. Good show.

  • Int.Curator on August 27, 2013, 12:04 GMT

    If Australia are going to take any momentum away from this tour it will be from the short game series. England on paper looks understrength and a mismatch for the Australians. Another Watson vs Kerrigan scenario is hardly a moral builder or confidence booster in a new look English team..

  • AJ_Tiger86 on August 27, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    The paying public is getting robbed once again. Ticket prices in England are ridiculously high, and we won't be able to see our best players Bell, Jimmy, Cook, Swann in action having paid all that money! I hope spectators boycott the ODIs in protest.

  • on August 27, 2013, 11:53 GMT

    spot on Yevghenny!!! 100% agree. This is England, not trial matches. You should demand your money back from this stupid ODI series. If players need a rest, then don't have so much ODI trash.

  • jmcilhinney on August 27, 2013, 11:53 GMT

    While I don't hold it against England or the players, it's a bit of a cruel joke that there may be two Irish players playing for England against Ireland. One of the reasons that was quoted when Rankin retired from the Ireland team was that Warks had an issue with his being away playing for Ireland so much, but if he ends up a regular for England then will that not be as bad? I guess Ireland probably play away from home during the English summer a fair bit so maybe it wouldn't. Presumably Rankin also has ambitions to play Test cricket so, whatever he may have said, I'm not sure that Warks was his primary concern.

  • PrasPunter on August 27, 2013, 11:47 GMT

    who cares about ODIs at all ? Can it match the sort of competition and intensity that the Ashes that just went past provided ? I wonder why there is a long ODI series after every Ashes - surely , one of the teams would have lost interest having won the big prize. The battle is won after a test-series is won. It ends there.

  • on August 27, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    I like the look of the squads. I think they're doing the right thing by blooding fresher players in preparation for the 2015 World Cup, and Australia, despite their shortfalls this Ashes series, are still going to be extremely competitive. I'm most pleased for Michael Carberry, he's had a wonderful year and deserves his chance back with England. I personally would have Alex Hales in the squad and have him open with Carberry but, beggars can't be choosers.

  • on August 27, 2013, 11:36 GMT

    Explain this to me! "England captain Alastair Cook and James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann are being rested for the one-day series against Australia."

    It costs about £75 a ticket for an ODI. For a family day out, that is possibly over £300.

    But yet the main stars will not be playing. Tell that to the paying customers when they arrive at the ground.

    When I was young (1990s) I watched the England first team play every time, apart from injury issues.

    This will not be England v Australia, it wil England B v Australia, and thus should not have ODI status.

    I don't blame Flower etc.

    This would not happen if the ECB did not chuck in so much rubbish into the calendar.

    This is going to happen in Tests soon.

  • Yevghenny on August 27, 2013, 11:35 GMT

    then cut prices! I am attending the match at Rosebowl, getting tired of paying £60 and having half the team being rested. What's the point of the ODI's if they are nothing more than a hindrance? This is meant to be international cricket, not trials. It's certainly marketed and sold as international cricket

  • R_U_4_REAL_NICK on August 27, 2013, 11:33 GMT

    Fantastic attitude and depth shown once again by England. Australia on the other hand will probably just use their test team as it's so full of short-format specialists anyway.

  • AshesErnie on August 27, 2013, 11:31 GMT

    Good to see ECB got some priorities right by resting key Test players from this Mickey Mouse nonsense. BUT if I was mug enough to buy a ticket for the ODI's and then be presented with England's B team I would be screaming from the rooftops about being robbed by the ECB yet again. The matches are not sold out - British public, DON'T BUY THE REMAINING TICKETS!

  • Amit_13 on August 27, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    Planning to win with the bat then???

  • SDHM on August 27, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    Just what on Earth does James Taylor have to do to get a proper chance, not just a game against Ireland? He's averaging 90 in the YB40 this year!

  • on August 27, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    Goes to show England hardly takes ODI cricket seriously. I feel it will be a total mismatch.

  • YorkshirePudding on August 27, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    @Yevghenny, the point is that the key players like Cook, Bell, Anderson and Swann need to have a rest, Cook needs to sit down with Flower and start planning for the campaign down under.

    Broad and Anderson are due to put thier feet up, and swann needs to be looked after. This also gives the selectors a chance to look at emerging players in regards to the WC in 2015.

    In the end the ODI and T20 series are a sideshow before we start again in a 80-85 days in Brisbane.

  • on August 27, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    Good choice for choosing Carberry, has very good strengths in the shorter formats. Been a long wait for him, lets see him do well :)

  • BRUTALANALYST on August 27, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    Really like the squad for Australia good fresh faces and attacking players only would of had Ballance ahead of Root. Great to see Carberry finally in the 11 and it's cool to see Stokes an Chris Jordan although the WICB may not feel the same . . .

  • on August 27, 2013, 11:09 GMT

    gary ballance is one of the most deserving player in odi team.

  • Yevghenny on August 27, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    What's the point of these huge ODI series if teams are going to rest half their players? Either rest players and cut prices to enter, or cut the amount of games

  • on August 27, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    good to see carberry in there, he deserves a good run in the side. not sure about Overton

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:59 GMT

    Well i reckon where it's a good move against Ireland to give the new emerging players a chance to start their international career and prove themselves, i somehow am not too convinced that England's this move against Aussies will be a hit or not. I think it might just backfire ! Resting some of the most important players altogether isnt an intelligent move against a team like Australia who still are not that bad at one day format ! Remember how they thrashed a full fledged West Indies 5-0 in their last bilateral clash. SO a depleted England might just not be good enough to win the series. Okay Pietersen and Trott have been included for that but i still see the bowling attack a bit too inexperienced with only Finn being a regular member. It might just turn out to be too much of a risk to name this many uncapped players at same time and resting all the biggies. Australia are already down and must come back as hard as possible to win the odi series and go back home with something in hand

  • YorkshirePudding on August 27, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Not much of a surpise here, though I would have also rested Trott and Maybe KP but you need some experience in there.

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    Although ashes is gone for Australia, but England seems to give Australia something to cheer about by gifting them Odi series...

  • bleedingice on August 27, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    Wheres Moeen Ali? He deserves a shot

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    Looks like they are preparing for WC. It is good to see that big teams are already started to experiment with their line-up. But the choice of captain is bit weird. Trott would be better option because Morgan's place is even not sure in the team at the moment.

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    England is just going to prepare his team for wc2015

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    Very surprised to see Jamie included. He's generally been poor in Somerset's T20/YB40 games. His pace (over 90mph) tends to see loose balls head to the boundary rapidly. Having said that the experience will do him the world of good and I wouldn't be surprised to see him play at Lords where he will enjoy the extra bounce similar to Finn gets.

    Refreshing to see England calling up players on form and not those in the test side.

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:47 GMT

    Two Irishmen playing against their original team... And one of them leading the English side from the front..Would be a wonderful match to watch!

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:47 GMT

    why Chris Jordan??? England should select their homegrown players?

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    Wonder why Taylor isn't playing against Australia. ECB aren't being fair on him. I rate him more than Carberry.

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    Wonder why Taylor isn't playing against Australia. ECB aren't being fair on him. I rate him more than Carberry.

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:47 GMT

    why Chris Jordan??? England should select their homegrown players?

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:47 GMT

    Two Irishmen playing against their original team... And one of them leading the English side from the front..Would be a wonderful match to watch!

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    Very surprised to see Jamie included. He's generally been poor in Somerset's T20/YB40 games. His pace (over 90mph) tends to see loose balls head to the boundary rapidly. Having said that the experience will do him the world of good and I wouldn't be surprised to see him play at Lords where he will enjoy the extra bounce similar to Finn gets.

    Refreshing to see England calling up players on form and not those in the test side.

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    England is just going to prepare his team for wc2015

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    Looks like they are preparing for WC. It is good to see that big teams are already started to experiment with their line-up. But the choice of captain is bit weird. Trott would be better option because Morgan's place is even not sure in the team at the moment.

  • bleedingice on August 27, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    Wheres Moeen Ali? He deserves a shot

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    Although ashes is gone for Australia, but England seems to give Australia something to cheer about by gifting them Odi series...

  • YorkshirePudding on August 27, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Not much of a surpise here, though I would have also rested Trott and Maybe KP but you need some experience in there.

  • on August 27, 2013, 10:59 GMT

    Well i reckon where it's a good move against Ireland to give the new emerging players a chance to start their international career and prove themselves, i somehow am not too convinced that England's this move against Aussies will be a hit or not. I think it might just backfire ! Resting some of the most important players altogether isnt an intelligent move against a team like Australia who still are not that bad at one day format ! Remember how they thrashed a full fledged West Indies 5-0 in their last bilateral clash. SO a depleted England might just not be good enough to win the series. Okay Pietersen and Trott have been included for that but i still see the bowling attack a bit too inexperienced with only Finn being a regular member. It might just turn out to be too much of a risk to name this many uncapped players at same time and resting all the biggies. Australia are already down and must come back as hard as possible to win the odi series and go back home with something in hand