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Vic Marks, writing for the Observer, says that considering the amount of cricket still to be played this season, it makes sense for England to rest key players whenever possible.
The physiologists may tell England's bowlers that missing a game or two now might significantly prolong their Test careers. But I would be very surprised if the first-choice opening pair think like that. Anderson has 267 Test wickets; he wants more and no doubt he scented a few easy ones at Edgbaston. Broad must also fancy his chances of a few relatively cheap Caribbean wickets.