England to rest Broad, Swann and Bresnan for third ODI against Windies
London: England will rest three frontline bowlers for the third and final one-day international (ODI) to be played against the West Indies at Headingley on Friday.
Seamers Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan, and off-spinner Graeme Swann played in the eight-wicket second one-day international win at The Oval here on Tuesday that gave England an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
England will give chance to Surrey seamer Stuart Meaker, Warwickshire pacer Chris Woakes and Kent off-spinner James Tredwell.
Woakes had already been called up as possible cover for Jade Dernbach in the event the Surrey pacer is granted leave to attend the funeral of young county colleague Tom Maynard.
Dernbach, however, remains available for selection, sources report.
Woakes, Meaker and Tredwell have all previously played one-day international cricket for England.
National selector Geoff Miller said: “The fact that we have already won the NatWest series means we are able to take the opportunity to rest three players ahead of next week`s series against Australia and take a closer look at players who are likely to feature in our limited overs planning going forward.”
Broad, England`s Twenty20 captain, Swann and Bresnan could all return for the stand-alone Twenty20 international against the West Indies at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Sunday.