I am in the unusual position of having the week off after being rested for three one-day internationals.
When it was put to be that I was going to be rested, part of me was disappointed because you always want to play for your country, especially against Australia.
However, you need to look at the bigger picture, and the constant treadmill I have been on since 2005. I have only missed a few games when I was banned, but otherwise it has been almost non-stop cricket and there comes a time when your body and mind need a rest.
We have got a lot of cricket coming up and it was a strong decision and a good one from the England management. I know how I was feeling, and I was starting to wear down a bit.
It is something quite new, and you don't really know how to respond when you are told, because you are used to just ploughing on and getting little breaks wherever you can.
But it is something Andy Flower and the management team have done increasingly - Jimmy Anderson is also gettingRead More »from Rest will do me good