Ashes - Johnson rested for first ODI

England will get some welcome relief from Mitchell Johnson following a decision to rest the Australia quick for the first one-day international on Sunday.

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Mitchell Johnson (Reuters)

Cricket Australia has opted to give the left-armer time off after he took 37 wickets to be named man of the series during to 5-0 Ashes whitewash.

National selector John Inverarity said: "Mitch has had a brilliant summer with the Test side and while he is a crucial member of the ODI squad it is important that he has a bit of a break now.

"The (National Selection Panel) will be looking to provide a break, also, for most of the players in the ODI squad who played in the Tests against England."

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