England ponder resting Anderson and Broad from Sri Lanka tour

England are considering leaving James Anderson and Stuart Broad out of the squad that will tour Sri Lanka later in the year. Although there is little doubt that Anderson, in particular, remains England's best bowler, it is understood the England management are aware of the need for succession...


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SA-A team won on SL soil without Tahir/Morris within 1st three ODI. Now Eng-A will repeat it without Anderson/Broad. Why not, reserve the triumph cards for WC when loser Angi as captain and senseless SL selection? Remedy: 1) Expand the squad to 17 for home series. 2) CEMENT SPECIALIZED OPENERS UT/DIKKA. 3) Next pool to rotate #3 (Danus, KJP). 4) Rotate the upper middle order #4-5 for each game out of pool (Dimuth, Asela, KM, Chandi, Mathew). 4) CEMENT THE LOWER MIDDLE ORDER (#6-8) FOR EACH GAME (DANA DE, DASUN, TP). 5) CEMENT #9 WITH AKILA. 6) Pick #10-11 from 17 member squad. 7) Rotate the captaincy for each ODI loss among (Akila, Dikka, Lakmal, TP, Chandi, Angi)… better not use loser Angi… Enough is enough. Rotating captaincy provides incentive for winning as well as dodging code attacks.

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Will be a big move but what is the point of having test specialist if they are rested from tests? Will be good for SL as I reckon Jimmy could be a handful if it's swing time in SL which can come in to play at times.

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