England rest Anderson, Trott from ODI series

England have rested fast bowler James Anderson and batsman Jonathan Trott from the next month’s One-Day series against India and replaced them with Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler. The visitors have also included young batsman Joe Root in the Twenty20 squad for the upcoming two-matches series.

“Woakes and Buttler get their chance as two of the stars of the tourists’ Test series victory are given a rest,” the ECB said in a statement.

The first T20 games is scheduled for Thursday in Pune and Saturday in Mumbai. The tourists will returned to their homeland for the Christmas break and then return to India in the new year for five ODIs, starting January 11.

Anderson had originally been selected only to play the first three matches of the five-ODI series. Woakes, who is currently playing domestic cricket in New Zealand, has played six ODIs, taking seven wickets at 29.14 and scoring 72 runs. Read more
Courtesy : cricketnext.in.com

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