11 Jan 2014

Broad to miss first two ODIs in Australia

11:58 am on 11 January 2014

Stuart Broad, England's best bowler in their 5-0 Ashes defeat, has been rested for the first two matches of the one-day international cricket series which starts in Melbourne on Sunday.

The England and Wales Cricket Board says Broad, who took a creditable 21 wickets in the five Tests, will sit out the matches in Melbourne and Brisbane.

With Graeme Swann retired and James Anderson having flown home, Broad's absence from the first two of five one-dayers means England will field an inexperienced bowling attack.