I don't think the England selectors especially have players put in waiting slots for the Ashes in mind in terms of selecting the squad for the ODIs, although they would, no doubt, pay attention to good performances. The indirect effect in the squad has come from resting a proportion of previously first choice players so they can get red ball cricket and / or a bit of a rest before the proper stuff starts. Of course they may well have decided to move Anderson, Bell and perhaps even Broad on from ODI cricket altogether but Mo Ali will likely be a mainstay of the ODI team for years: he's been left out to get bowling rhythm in the county game.
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