London, Jun 4: England pacer James Anderson has been rested for the third and final Test against West Indies at Edgbaston which is scheduled to start on Thursday, on grounds of squad rotation, according to selectors.
England Cricket Board has insisted on resting the 29-year-old fast bowler in order to give him time to 'overcome several minor injury niggles' and also said that he was not included in the 12-menber squad for the third and final Test against Windies on grounds of squad rotation.
Pacers Steven Finn and Graham Onions are included in the 13-member squad. The two cricketers are yet to feature in the series following England's dominance against Windies and taking an unbeatable lead in the series 2-0. One of the pacers will gear up and fill the void created by James Anderson.
England have registered a five-wicket and nine-wicket victories over Windies in the first two Tests and are hoping to complete a whitewash by winning the third Test which is scheduled to start on Thursday.
Squad announced by ECB for the third and final Test against West Indies -
Andrew Strauss (Captain), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Tim Bresnan, Ian Bell, Jonathan Bairstow, Matt Prior (wicket-keeper), Stuart Broad, Greame Swann, Steven Finn, Graham Onions