James Anderson decision 'for good of English cricket'
England cricket coach Andy Flower has defended the controversial decision to rest James Anderson for the third and final Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston.
The star bowler has been left out to help him recuperate from a series of minor injuries, with England holding an unassailable 2-0 lead after victories at Lord's and Trent Bridge.
Flower added that the move was carried out due to the heavy playing schedule, remarking: "Some people will disagree with them and that's fair enough. But I hope you can understand the logic behind those decisions."
Fans enjoying corporate hospitality at the Edgbaston Test will still see a strong England attack in place, with giant fast bowler Steven Finn or in-form seamer Graham Onions taking Anderson's place.
Victory would give England their 15th home Test win over the West Indies since the Caribbean side last tasted victory on English soil, at the Birmingham venue in 2000.
By Liz Johnstone