Bailey 'couldn't give a toss who England pick'

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Australian vice-captain George Bailey has downplayed the makeup of England's ODI squad, ahead of Sunday's second ODI at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Australian vice-captain George Bailey has downplayed the makeup of England's ODI squad, ahead of Sunday's second ODI at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Captain Alastair Cook, spinner Graeme Swann, fast bowler James Anderson and Ian Bell have been rested for the five-fixture series. The uncapped Chris Jordan and Jamie Overton and the inexperienced Boyd Rankin and Michael Carberry, meanwhile, were included.

"I couldn't give a toss who England pick. I worry about playing for Australia and how we play and who we pick. What the other teams do, no interest. We just concentrate on our own game" said Bailey.

The series opener was washed out without a ball bowled at Leeds in Headingley on Friday and more rain has been forecast for this weekend's match. Bailey, however, hoped the potentially inclement weather won't rob the tourists of ending an otherwise difficult tour with a handful of victories.

"We want to win some more games. We want to leave England on a high by winning a series and we're hoping to put behind us a pretty disappointing Champions Trophy leading into what's going to be a huge Australian summer," he added.

"It'd be great to play some good cricket and we feel like we've got some good cricket in us. Hopefully we've got four great games ahead of us. That'll allow us to do what we have to get done."

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