Voges recognises England ambition

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Australia batsman Adam Voges has recognised England's desire to rest a string of first-choice players for this month's five-match ODI series.

Australia batsman Adam Voges has recognised England's desire to rest a string of first-choice players for this month's five-match ODI series.

The hosts are without spinner Graeme Swann, captain Alastair Cook, fast bowler James Anderson, all-rounder Stuart Broad and batsman Ian Bell. The uncapped Chris Jordan and Jamie Overton and the inexperienced Boyd Rankin and Michael Carberry have been included in the squad.

"They've had a big season, with the New Zealand series, Champions Trophy and then a full Ashes. You can understand it. Playing a fair bit of county cricket, I know the guys who have come into this squad – and I know they're good players," said Voges.

While the first ODI at Leeds in Headingley was washout without a ball bowled, the Aussies were entirely dominant in the second match – and duly took a vital one-nil series lead, thanks largely to captain Michael Clarke's century and vice-captain George Bailey's half-ton.

"They feel it's necessary to rest some players, and we certainly don't take them lightly. You come up against who you come up against. We don't really worry too much about their line-up, or what they're trying to do. We worry about what we're trying to do, and I thought we did it pretty well the other day," added Voges.

The third ODI will get underway at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Wednesday. Cardiff and Southampton will host fixtures four and five on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

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