Bresnan happy to be rested
Tim Bresnan believes it was right for England to rest him for the third ODI with the West Indies as his intensity level had dropped.
The Yorkshireman was overlooked for the series finale in Headingley which, as it turned out, was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain, while he also missed the one-off Twenty20 international against Darren Sammy's men.
There was a great deal of negative press surrounding the decision to rest Bresnan, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann for the Leeds encounter, despite the quality of England's back-up bowlers.
But Bresnan has been quick to defend coach Andy Flower and the England selectors and admits the fact he was slipping into bad habits in training had not gone unnoticed by the powers that be.
"You can always get up for a game but if you are not preparing as well as you can that's always to the detriment of the team, which suffers," he said.
"I felt I was lethargic and saving myself in training for games and that's a bad habit.
"Andy Flower, Dave Saker and the medical team have a lot of communication between themselves. The walls have ears, so if you whisper to somebody that you are tired it's going to get back to the coach pretty quickly."
Bresnan looks set to return to the starting XI for the upcoming five-match series with Australia, which begins at Lord's on Friday.
He may well line up in a four-pronged pace attack if Flower opts for just one spinner, with Samit Patel the other option to come in and back-up Swann.
Whatever the line-up Bresnan knows that the stakes will be higher against the Baggy Greens and he is looking for Alastair Cook's men to hit the ground running at the home of cricket.
"We are expecting a decent test against Australia. They are number one in the world and we respect them accordingly," he added.
"It's always good to make a positive start no matter who you play against. We want to set the tone for the series and the rest of the game."