Australian duo to miss final ODI against England

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Shane WatsonAustralian duo Shane Watson and Brett Lee will miss today’s fifth and final ODI against England after returning home because of injury. Vice-captain Watson and fast bowler Lee both picked up calf problems as the Aussies (6/5 to win 5th ODI) lost the fourth ODI against England and go 3-0 down the series.

Australia team Dr John Orchard said "Shane Watson and Brett Lee have calf strains - Shane to the left and Brett to the right calf - sustained during the fourth ODI against England at Durham. This is the opposite calf to the injury Shane (Top Australia Batsman betting) had last summer. Because both players will miss the final game, they are flying back to Sydney for MRI scans and further treatment."

Bowler Mitchell Starc has cut his stint short at Yorkshire to come in as cover and Mitchell Johnson has recovered from his own injury and is available for selection. (Best Economy Rate betting).

Another player to miss the fifth and final ODI is England (4/6 to win the match) batsman Jonny Bairstow has been released from the squad for the fifth ODI against Australia at Old Trafford on Tuesday and will be available for Yorkshire's LV County Championship Division Two match against Hampshire, starting on Wednesday.

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