England v Australia preview
Ashley Giles will hope England can recover from Sunday's disappointing defeat when they face Australia in the third ODI on Wednesday.
Giles believes his old captain Michael Vaughan tweeted harshly and "in haste" that a partial ticket refund should be in order after England rested five first-choice players for the NatWest Series.
A team minus captain Alastair Cook, his one-day international opening partner Ian Bell and frontline bowlers James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann came unstuck in an 88-run defeat against Australia at Old Trafford.
The same experimental line-up, give or take the possible inclusion of one emerging player for another under stand-in captain Eoin Morgan, must therefore on Wednesday try to battle back from 1-0 down with three to play at Edgbaston.
Vaughan responded to the announcement of England's squad, and before Australia went on to pile up 315 for seven in Manchester against an attack featuring only three tried-and-tested specialist bowlers, by calling for a minor reimbursement for anyone who thought the event might have been mis-sold.
Asked about the opinion voiced by his former Test captain, England's limited-overs coach said: "It's harsh - I think it was said in haste by Michael."
Giles can hardly argue over the absence of almost half the team who can reasonably be expected to represent England at the next World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2015, but added nonetheless:
"This is an exciting side to come and watch.
"(There's) Kevin Pietersen; Michael Carberry is an exciting batsman at the top of the order; then you go (Jonathan) Trott, (Joe) Root, Morgan, (Ravi) Bopara ... (Steven) Finn - there are some good names to watch.
"Then you have the youngsters.
"I'd hope the cricketing public would want us to bring through some of our young cricketers and expose them to what is the almost the harshest of environments, which is playing Australia."
Among those tasked with doing that at Old Trafford was Ben Stokes, deployed as a bowling all-rounder at number eight - a pivotal role England will hope Tim Bresnan can reprise once he has recovered from a stress fracture in his back.
Giles acknowledges it is a tough challenge for a raw talent, but is confident Stokes - and others in his squad - have great potential.
"You don't get ready-made replacements for Broad, Bresnan, Anderson," he said. "So this exposure is crucial.
"It's hard on these young guys at times because we're asking them to do a lot.
"But we're asking them to do it because we believe they can.
"If this exposure goes the right way, we've got a much greater pool of players to look at for 2015.
"We just never know what's round the corner - whether it be injury, retirements in some cases - so we have to be prepared for everything."
If that means sacrificing possible victory in a bi-lateral series, it is a trade-off England appear to be prepared to risk.
"Obviously we want to win the series outright, but there are other successes to be had," added Giles.
"With an inexperienced bowling attack and someone like Carberry at the top of the order, we've had an opportunity to look at some young players.
"If we came through the series and they had some success and they'd moved on and improved, it gives us players to look at down the line, with the 2015 World Cup in mind.
"Experience against this Australia side is hugely valuable for them, and for us looking at players."
It seems unlikely that Giles will be tinkering with his team just yet, although bowling all-rounder Chris Jordan, teenage seamer Jamie Overton and Luke Wright remain the options available in the current squad.
"We always get upset when we lose - we wouldn't be in the jobs we're in if we weren't," said Giles.
"If the pitches are livelier, you might play four of the big guys. But at this stage I don't see us making any huge changes."
England were criticised after the defeat in Manchester for their reliance on all-rounders Stokes and Bopara and part-time off-spinner Root to get through their overs.
But Giles said: "The balance is what we played in the Champions Trophy, when we were very successful.
"Against New Zealand, we played five specialist bowlers and it didn't really work.
"That's when we brought Ravi back into the side, since when he's had a fantastic run in the team, so I don't believe we are just 'fiddling' overs.
"But when you have inexperience you are going to have to suffer some pain to get some gain, and that's a little bit of what we are looking at."
Teams for the third NatWest Series one-day international between England and Australia at Edgbaston, starting at 2pm on Wednesday.
England (from): EJG Morgan (Captain), KP Pietersen, MA Carberry, IJL Trott, JE Root, RS Bopara, JC Buttler (wkt), BA Stokes, JC Tredwell, ST Finn, WB Rankin, CJ Jordan
Australia (from): MJ Clarke (Captain), AJ Finch, SE Marsh, SR Watson, GJ Bailey, AC Voges, MS Wade (wkt), JP Faulkner, MG Johnson, F Ahmed, CJ McKay, NM Coulter-Nile, GJ Maxwell
Umpires: A Dar (Pak) and M Gough
Third umpire: S Ravi (Ind)
Match referee: J Crowe (NZ)