Alastair Cook among big England names rested for Australia ODI s

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 - 18:42


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

The quintet are being given a break after helping England win the Ashes this summer, with the return series against Australia starting in November.

Michael Carberry, Chris Jordan, Jamie Overton and Boyd Rankin - all uncapped by England in ODIs - are included.

England play two Twenty20s against Australia on 29th and 31st August before travelling to Ireland to play an ODI on 3 September.