Warney's made his views clear...
Warne slams Strauss' 'rest'''What if they [Bangladesh] win the first Test? Does Strauss fly out for the second? I hope it's not the start of a trend. It's a lack of respect for Test cricket."
Strauss's decision has already provoked debate with many observers wondering why he needs to take a break during the Bangladesh tour given he is also set to miss the World Twenty20 in the Caribbean in April and March as he does not play in international cricket's shortest format.
England wrong to rest Andrew Strauss for Bangladesh tour, says Shane Warne - TelegraphFirst he was dismissive of the suggestion that resting Strauss from Bangladesh would benefit England in an Ashes year. Then it was the turn of Alastair Cook, Strauss's stand-in as captain, to have his role in the team questioned.
"That just doesn't sit right with me," Warne said. "I think the England captain shouldn't be resting from a Test series. I hope it doesn't backfire on them. [You wouldn't say to] Allan Border, 'Sorry mate, we're just going to rest you from a Test match so you can be right in nine months' time'. He'd rip your head off. So there's something I don't like.
"I think he's [Cook] been under pressure for his place in the side. He got a hundred [at Durban]. I don't know when he got one before that. A year? 15 Tests? [It was actually seven]. That's a long time for an opener not to get a hundred. Now he's made a hundred, he's captain."