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England rest Root for Australia T20 and ODIs
Published :Wednesday, 26 August, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 18

London, Aug 25: England have rested Ashes-winning star batsman Joe Root from their squads for both the upcoming lone Twenty20 international and five one-day internationals against Australia.
Root, the Ashes player of the series after his 460 runs played a central role in England's 3-2 win over the five Tests, has been a key player in all three international formats in recent times. But with England facing tough Test series away to Pakistan and South Africa later this year, England's selectors have decided to give the 24-year-old a break from international duty.
Also omitted are senior bowlers James Anderson, currently out with a side strain, and Stuart Broad, whose stunning eight for 15 at his Trent Bridge home ground saw Australia skittled out for 60 in the third Ashes Test. Neither Anderson nor Broad, as well as veteran batsman Ian Bell, have played a 50-over one-day international since this year's World Cup, which Australia won on home soil in March.
Test skipper Alastair Cook, dropped from England's squad before the global showpiece, was again omitted from white-ball duty.
Eoin Morgan will again captain both squads, having led England in their miserable first-round exit from the World Cup before overseeing a thrilling one-day series win at home to World Cup finalists New Zealand.
Essex left-arm seamer Reece Topley was the only uncapped player in either squad after being named in the Twenty20 party.
Moeen Ali was restored to both squads after being injured at the start of the season, with fit-again fellow all-rounder Chris Woakes also selected. But there was no place for Yorkshire wicketkeeper batsman Jonny Bairstow even though he revived his international career with a series-clinching 83 not out against New Zealand at Chester-le-Street in June.     AFP

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