Veteran fast bowler James Anderson urged critics of the much-debated rotation policy to look at the “bigger picture”, considering the massive amount cricket to be played by the England team in coming days.
England did not play Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood in the first two Tests but have brought them back for the final two Tests as a part of rotation policy while first-choice keeper Jos Buttler is back home after the opening Test to help players cope up with life inside the bio-bubble.
“You have got to try and look at the bigger picture. The idea was if I missed that one, that would give me the best chance of being fit and firing for the pink-ball Test,” Anderson was quoted as saying by the ‘Guardian’ Former players, especially Kevin Pietersen, have criticised ECB’s thought process, saying they must play their best players in a big series like this against India.
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