Anderson understands rest decision - Strauss
Andrew Strauss claims a disappointed Jimmy Anderson understands why he is being rested for England's third Test against West Indies.
The England skipper spoke out on the eve of the final match of the series at Edgbaston, which the hosts have already won by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead thanks to last week's win at Trent Bridge.
Lancashire pace bowler Anderson expressed his frustration that he will not feature as England look to secure a 3-0 whitewash, Strauss said that he understands the player's disappointment.
However, he claims Anderson will return for the one day games and then the tougher Test series against South Africa revitalised from his break.
"I think, having spoken to him, he understands the policy - the need for it," said Strauss. "I don't think anyone disputes there's a need for it."
He added: "It's always tricky when you're the one left out who wants to play. That's understandable, players want to play every game.
"But you can't have both sides of the coin; you can't play every game and yet still be fresh enough to play to your highest capacity in every game and also to avoid injury.
"Jimmy knows the situation. It's not one of those things that will linger in the squad."