Root and Bairstow left out of England one-day squad

No place for Joe Root in England's one-day squad.
No place for Joe Root in England's one-day squad.
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Joe Root has been rested and Reece Topley the only uncapped player called up as England announced two limited-overs squads to take on Australia.

Root, an ever-present in England squads in all formats of recent times and winner of the Compton-Miller Medal as man of the series in this summer’s Ashes, is rested both from a 13-man squad for next Monday’s one-off NatWest Twenty20 international in Cardiff and from a 14-man squad for the five Royal London one-day internationals which follow.

Essex left-arm seamer Topley is included in the Twenty20 squad only.

There is, however, perhaps surprisingly, no place for Jonny Bairstow - man-of-the-match for the hard-hitting innings which helped England to an unlikely series-clinching ODI victory over the Kiwis at Chester-le-Street in June, when Jos Buttler was unavailable after splitting the webbing on his hand.

Yorkshire spinner Adil Rashid is included in both squads – the only Headingley player named for T20 – while Liam Plunkett is named in the ODI squad.

Australia are World Cup holders, having beaten New Zealand in the final in Melbourne following England’s embarrassing early exit almost six months ago.

England T20 squad (v Australia): EJG Morgan (Captain), MM Ali, SW Billings, JC Buttler, ST Finn, AD Hales, AU Rashid, JJ Roy, BA Stokes, RW Topley, JM Vince, DJ Willey, CR Woakes.

England ODI squad (v Australia): EJG Morgan (Captain), MM Ali, SW Billings, JC Buttler, ST Finn, AD Hales, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JJ Roy, BA Stokes, JWA Taylor, DJ Willey, CR Woakes, MA Wood.