Patel and Bairstow released

England have released Samit Patel and Jonny Bairstow from their NatWest Series squad to play for their counties in Friday's Friends Life t20 matches.

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Patel will therefore travel to Nottingham to take on Durham, and Bairstow will journey a little further north for Yorkshire's Roses match at Headingley.

All-rounder Patel, batsman Bairstow and fast bowler Jade Dernbach were the three players not selected to face Australia at Lord's in the first one-day international.

Patel and Bairstow are due to report back to London on Saturday, where England will face Australia again at the Kia Oval on Sunday.

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