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England at full strength for Australia

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Alastair Cook collected another one-day trophy against West Indies © PA Photos
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England have named a full-strength one-day squad for the series against Australia which starts on Friday with the 14-man party the same as originally named for the matches against West Indies.

None of the players drafted in when England rotated their squad for the final ODI against West Indies - which was washed out at Headingley - are included for the start of the series. Stuart Meaker, Chris Woakes and James Tredwell were brought in when Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan were rested.

England did not make any changes during the first two ODIs against West Indies which means Jade Dernbach, Samit Patel and Jonny Bairstow have yet to feature in 50-over cricket for England this season although all three played in the Twenty20 victory at Trent Bridge.

The captain Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara will prepare by facing Australia after being released for Essex's match at Chelmsford on Tuesday. Steven Finn and Eoin Morgan are also available to Middlesex for the Friends Life t20 fixture against Kent while Craig Kieswetter is available for Somerset.

Geoff Miller, the national selector, said: "The series win against West Indies was pleasing and we are making steady progress in one-day cricket with a sixth straight series victory on home soil. Australia are a strong one day side and I've no doubt this will be a challenging NatWest series for us and we will need to play some very good cricket over the next three weeks.

"Playing against the No. 1 ranked one-day side in the world is an excellent test for us as we look to keep steadily improving ahead of next summer's Champions Trophy and the 2015 World Cup."

Squad Alastair Cook (capt) James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott

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