James Anderson and Stuart Broad (Photo credit score: Stu Forster/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER: England captain Joe urged naysayers to write down off James Anderson and Stuart Broad individually at their very own peril though he dropped hints that their days as a pair could also be over.
Anderson was rested for the second Test after West Indies handed hosts England a four-wicket defeat within the sequence opener.
On the opposite hand, Broad missed a house Test for the primary time since he was rested in opposition to the West Indies in 2012. He is anticipated to switch Anderson within the second Test on the Old Trafford.
“With Stuart and Jimmy, trying to maximise their careers is really important to make sure they are playing for as long as possible,” Root mentioned.
Root hinted that the 2 seamers could be rotated sooner or later to reduce their respective workloads.
“If that has to be slightly different to how it has been over the last few years, then we might have to think outside the box and not play them in every game or not play them together all the time,” Root mentioned.
“That is not to say it won’t happen again. They are two world-class performers and we are very, very lucky to have them.”
“I think to wish that away early or to push them to one side would be stupid, I really do. [But] I think we’ve got to deal with it well and be smart with it and we will find opportunities to play other guys, too,” Root added.
England’s high two wicket takers, Anderson and Broad have featured in 116 Tests collectively, selecting up 883 wickets.