England are to rest Graeme Swann for the remaining two matches of the one-day series against Australia, with one eye on the visit of South Africa.
The England spinner is suffering from a sore elbow and is being given a chance to recuperate ahead of the forthcoming Test series, which the hosts are 5/4 to win with bookmaker.
James Tredwell and Chris Woakes have joined the one-day squad for the rest of the series, which England will win if they avoid defeat in either of the matches at Chester-le-Street or Old Trafford.
“We had earmarked the fourth and fifth matches in this series as an opportunity to rest Graeme regardless of the result at Edgbaston as we have to consider our preparations for the Investec Test series later this month,” confirmed national selector Geoff Miller.
“Graeme has some pain in his elbow at the moment and we feel that an extra week’s rest will allow his elbow to settle.”