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James Anderson

James Anderson, who has played in each of the five Ashes Tests, will return home for a 10-day break after the encounter in Sydney

England pace bowler James Anderson is being rested for the upcoming Twenty20 series against Australia and the first three one-day internationals of the seven-match series.

Anderson will leave for the UK tomorrow and will return to Australia on January 22 ahead of the fourth ODI in Adelaide on January 26.

Steven Finn will remain with the England squad in Anderson's absence before joining the England Lions tour of the West Indies.

England team director Andy Flower said: “James Anderson will be returning to the UK for a complete break from cricket for 10 days.

“He has had a heavy workload so far this winter, playing in all five Tests, and we feel that he will benefit from a short rest period to ensure that he is fresh for the second half of the Australia ODI series and the World Cup which follows shortly after.”

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