• England in India 2012-13

Bairstow to miss ODI series in India

ESPN staff
December 28, 2012
Jonny Bairstow has been granted compassionate leave © Getty Images

Jonny Bairstow will miss England's ODI tour of India in January due to a family illness. Joe Root, who made his England debut in the fourth Test in Nagpur, will replace him in the squad.

Bairstow was in England's Test and T20 squads before Christmas but flew home before the second T20 on compassionate leave.

He will now remain at home with his family but is expected to join the England one-day squad for the T20 and ODI series against New Zealand in February.

The England squad will return to India on January 2 ahead of the first ODI on January 11.

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