England named an unchanged squad on Monday for their five-match one-day series against Australia starting at Lord’s on Friday.
England national selector Geoff Miller, announcing the squad, said on Monday: “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,” the former England off-spinner added.
“Playing against the number one 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 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.”
Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter (wkt), Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott
Australia England ODI series Fixtures
June 29: 1st ODI, Lord’s
July 01: 2nd ODI, The Oval
July 04: 3rd ODI, Birmingham (D/N)
July 07: 4th ODI, Chester-le-Street
July 10: 5th ODI, Manchester