Thursday 30 August 2007 

No Further Changes For England In NatWest Series

The England selectors have decided to maintain an unchanged England One-Day International squad for the remaining three matches of the NatWest Series.

A squad of 14 players was originally selected for the opening four NatWest Series matches with the only change thus far being the inclusion of Jon Lewis as cover for the injured Ryan Sidebottom.

Sidebottom failed to take his place with the England squad and continues his rehabilitation from a side injury at the National Cricket Performance Centre. He will be unavailable for the 5th NatWest Series ODI to be played this Sunday but as part of his rehabilitation is scheduled, fitness permitting, to play in Nottinghamshire’s NatWest Pro40 match against Lancashire on the same day. A decision as to when Sidebottom will join the England squad will be made following this match.

Jon Lewis will remain with the England squad for the 5th NatWest Series ODI but will be released to play in Gloucestershire’s NatWest Pro40 match against Essex on Monday should he not be selected for the Headingley ODI.

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