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Adil Rashid & James Tredwell

Adil Rashid will take part in an EPP game against Highveld Lions, while James Tredwell becomes second-choice spinner

England have announced that Test squad members Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett are leaving the one-day international party to instead take part in a four-day England Performance Programme match.

Leg-spinner Rashid was replaced in the ODI team to face South Africa at Newlands today by off-spinner Graeme Swann, fit again after a side injury.

James Tredwell, meanwhile - brought into the ODI squad like Plunkett as cover for injury - will remain as a like-for-like understudy for Swann.

The match against Highveld Lions, which begins on Monday, may also feature Test opener Alastair Cook.

Cook stayed with the EPP in Pretoria rather than flying south with the ODI squad last week after suffering a minor back injury.

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