Stuart Broad blasts Michael Vaughan for criticising decision to rest players

Michael Vaughan criticised the selection policy which rested key players for ODIs vs Australia. Broad though says the team's focus is on building a rich pool of players ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

updated: August 28, 2013 22:56 IST
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London: England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad has accused former skipper Michael Vaughan of being "disrespectful" for criticising the decision to rest several leading players from the upcoming one-day internationals against Australia.

Test skipper Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, James Anderson, Graeme Swann and Broad himself, who all featured in the recent 3-0 Ashes series win, were all left out of the squads announced Tuesday for the lone one-dayer against Ireland and the five-match ODI campaign against Australia.

Australia too have made wholesale changes -- only seven of their 18-man ODI squad played in the Test series -- and it's clear both countries are already looking ahead to the return Ashes in Australia in November.

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