Sara Bayman has not been included in England Netball’s first Quad Series squad.
Despite captaining the last international series, Bayman was a surprise omission from a 15-player squad that could hand debuts to Beth Cobden, Summer Artman and Natalie Panagarry.
England Netball have told Sportsclubsociety that Bayman made herself unavailable and chose not to trial for this squad, but no reason was given.
Head coach Tracey Neville has named seasoned campaigners Jade Clarke, Serena Guthrie, Jo Harten and Geva Mentor in the group.
Full Roses squad:
Jo Harten, Ellie Cardwell, Kadeen Corbin, Helen Housby, Jade Clarke, Serena Guthrie, Hannah Joseph, Natalie Haythornthwaite, Beth Cobden, Natalie Panagarry, Ama Agbeze (Captain), Stacey Francis, Summer Artman, Geva Mentor, Jodie Gibson
2016 Quad Series fixtures
Saturday 27th August
Australia v South Africa, Auckland
New Zealand v England, Auckland
Wednesday 31st August
New Zealand v South Africa, Hamilton
Australia v England, Adelaide
Sunday 4th September
England v South Africa, Melbourne
Australia v New Zealand, Melbourne