Patel and Bairstow hot-foot back to county action as England releases pair for T20
13:24 GMT, 29 June 2012
England have released Samit Patel and Jonny Bairstow from their NatWest Series squad, to play for their counties in Friends Life t20 matches on Friday.
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.
County calling: Samit Patel and Jonny Bairstow have been released by England
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 on Saturday to London, where England will face Australia again at the Kia Oval on Sunday.