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David Warner, Mitchell Starc out of Australia's one-day squad to face England

David Warner: Lack of form means Australian opener is axed

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David Warner has been dropped from the Australia squad for the forthcoming one-day series against England.

Cricket Australia confirmed their 15-man squad for Tuesday's clash with Scotland on Tuesday and the five-game series with their Ashes foes that starts on Friday.

Pace bowler Mitchell Starc is also returning to Australia after reporting some pain in his lower back, and the third absentee had already been confirmed with Steve Smith dropping out last week because of a thigh injury.

Coach Darren Lehmann said: "David has been left out of the Australian ODI squad for this tour purely due to his recent lack of form in this format.

"By his own admission, David would acknowledge that unfortunately he hasn't scored the weight of runs that he would like recently in one-day cricket for his country.

"Like all selection matters, it was a tough decision, but like all players he understands the situation and knows he needs to get back to playing RYOBI Cup and making a heap of runs that we can't ignore.

"I spoke with David at length about what he needs to do and I've been impressed with his attitude since I've come into the Australian setup."

On Starc, Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said: "Mitch reported some lower back pain in recent days so we have decided it's best for him to return to Australia for further assessment and investigation."

Australia one-day squad:

Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey (vice-capt), Fawad Ahmed, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, Shane Watson.