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Australia will use ODI series against England keeping ICC World Cup 2015 in mind: Darren Lehmann

Australia coach Darren Lehmann said that they want to pick and choose players wherever they can © Getty Images
Australia coach Darren Lehmann said that they want to pick and choose players wherever they can © Getty Images

Melbourne: Jan 10, 2014

Australia coach Darren Lehmann said that they will put out a strong side in the One-Day International (ODI) series against England, keeping in mind the ICC World Cup 2015. Australia have recalled dynamic opener David Warner for the ODI series starting on January 12. Captain Michael Clarke, who missed the one-day series in India last year with chronic back trouble, also returns.

But the tourists have been given some respite from Ashes Man-of-the-Series Mitchell Johnson, with the left-arm paceman rested for Melbourne after terrorising the tourists with 37 wickets during the Ashes as Australia won 5-0.

“It’s important that we put out the best side we possibly can but we have to understand it’s been a hectic five Test matches and some of the Test boys especially are getting a bit weary,” coach Lehmann said.

Ashes victors Brad Haddin, George Bailey and Shane Watson are all likely to play, although they too could be rested for one or more of the other four matches in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide.

“We’ll sum it up (resting) as we go. We certainly want to pick and choose where we can do it,” said Lehmann.

“We want to make sure we’re putting a good squad together looking ahead to the World Cup.”

Bailey was one of the few Australians to underperform during the Ashes and will be looking for some big scores to rescue his Test spot for next month’s three-Test tour of South Africa.

The same goes for impressive fast bowler James Pattinson, who is aiming to make it back for South Africa after missing the majority of the back-to-back Ashes series with stress fractures.

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