England head coach Trevor Bayliss has promised Stuart Broad his limited-overs career is not over, despite leaving him out of the one-day leg in the South Africa tour.
Broad has not played white ball cricket since the World Cup, with Bayliss encouraging greater separation between the formats and blooding a handful of younger players in the shorter forms.
That policy has proved a great success thus far and Broad has again been overlooked for the five one-day internationals and two Twenty20s against the Proteas.
But Bayliss insists the 29-year-old, who captained England at the 2014 World T20 and harbours hopes of appearing in the same tournament next year, is still under consideration.
"I think going forward we will need some experience in the team; Broady certainly wants to play and the selectors certainly want him to be available for selection," said the Australian.
"On this occasion it was one of those things - let's give these other guys a bit more of an opportunity. Stuart's always there in the background with some big tournaments coming up in the next year or two and I'm sure he'll play more ODI cricket for England.
"I'm sure he'll be spoken about but we did pick this squad sort of thinking these guys have done well for us over the last little bit, let's stick with them a little bit longer and see which ones make a real go of it.
"I think the selectors thought they are getting together some good combinations and to give some of these guys a bit more of an opportunity."
That means the seam places go to Steven Finn, fit again after missing the recent Pakistan series, Chris Jordan, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes and David Willey.
Liam Plunkett is a notable absentee after impressing in the recent T20s against Pakistan and, having also been axed from the Test squad in South Africa, he must wonder about his future prospects.
At 30 the Yorkshire paceman may see another Lions tour to the United Arab Emirates as an unwanted backward step, but the selectors deemed him dispensable with Ben Stokes fully fit after his recent shoulder injury.
"Someone's obviously got to miss out unfortunately and on this occasion (it is) Liam," said Bayliss.
"He came very close to selection. It was a long chat along those lines. The good thing with success is that there are a lot of guys putting their hand up and wanting to be in this team, and Liam's very unlucky to miss out on this one."
Sam Billings and James Vince have been picked as T20 specialists in a 15-man squad that could well be the one England take to the World T20 in India next March.
Jonny Bairstow and James Taylor make way from the 50-over party.
England squad for one-day internationals and Twenty20s against South Africa:
E Morgan (Middlesex, capt), M Ali (Worcestershire), J Bairstow*(Yorkshire), S Billings** (Kent), J Buttler (Lancashire), S Finn (Middlesex), A Hales (Nottinghamshire), C Jordan (Sussex), A Rashid (Yorkshire), J Root (Yorkshire), J Roy (Surrey), B Stokes (Durham), J Taylor*(Nottinghamshire), R Topley (Hampshire), D Willey (Yorkshire), D Woakes (Warwickshire), J Vince** (Hampshire).
* = ODIs only
** = T20s only
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