The past year has witnessed several occasions where England have left one of Broad or Anderson out from their Test side when both bowlers have been fit, a move team management justified by the need to maintain the duo's fitness and give other bowlers experience of taking the new ball.
National selector Ed Smith's role has been abolished by ECB.
The 32-year-old leg-spinner last played the most recent of his 19 Tests in January of last year and he has not featured for Yorkshire in the first-class County Championship during the past two seasons.
England vs West Indies: 'Angry and gutted' Stuart Broad seeks assurance on future after 1st Test snub
Stuart Broad said the word 'disappointed' would be an understatement, and that he was left 'angry and gutted' after being benched for the first Test in favour of the faster Jofra Archer and Mark Wood.
It is misconception that if you've played more you've more knowledge or power, says India's chief selector MSK Prasad
The chairman of the selection committee, MSK Prasad, spoke on a variety of issues ranging from the jibes on his stature (his Test record is six matches), allegations that the Indian team management bullies him, lack of vision and the 'lame duck' jibe by none other than the legendary Sunil Gavaskar.
Batting mishaps and number 11 Jack Leach's grind raise questions on England's form-over-format selection policies
After an outlandish couple of days of red-ball cricket at Lord's against Ireland, Smith's much-acclaimed selection policy, which interrogated primitive reasoning and brought about form-over-format thinking in England cricket, has come under scrutiny.
England selector Ed Smith hails Jason Roy after Test call-up, says there has never been any doubt about Surrey batsman's talent
Roy is all set to play the one-off Test match against Ireland at Lord's next week and the player is likely to included to be in the side's team for the Ashes.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer pips David Willey in England's squad; Liam Dawson, James Vince find place as well
Archer edged out left-arm quick David Willey, a veteran of 46 ODIs, after both pacemen featured during England's 4-0 series win at home to Pakistan
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England captain Eoin Morgan's preference to be considered to finalise hosts' 15-man squad, says Trevor Bayliss
The final places in England's World Cup squad could come down to the personal preference of white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, according to coach Trevor Bayliss.
ICC Cricket World Cup: James Vince aims to clinch spot in England's final squad for 50-over mega event
James Vince hopes to capitalise on the banishing of Alex Hales over claims of drug use and force his way into England's World Cup plans.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England captain Eoin Morgan accuses Alex Hales of showing "complete disregard" for team values
Morgan, speaking ahead of England's season-opening one-day international away to Ireland on Friday, did not pull any punches when asked about Hales's conduct
2018 in the rearview mirror: Australia's cultural revolution, Ravi Shastri's ballsy moment, Danny Morrison’s double despair and more
As the year 2018 comes to an end, the world of cricket saw its share of interesting happenings. Here's a list than sums up the fascinating year goneby.
Foakes had an outstanding tour of Sri Lanka and was named Player of the Series. He was the highest run-getter and also contributed for ten dismissals and no England player since Kevin Pietersen had impressed so much on a debut series.
England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has agreed a new one-year contract to play for Yorkshire in all formats of cricket.
In the battle of Ashes selectors, Ed Smith and James Taylor currently look a cut above Justin Langer
Justin Langer, despite his grizzly steel playing career, does share some of the England selector's propensity for light whimsy.
"He's (Alastair Cook) had so many games as captain, a record there, as a player he's the record run-scorer in history, and he's a calm, balanced and fair person, so I think we've got to try to tap into that knowledge and wisdom without a doubt," said national England selector Ed Smith.
Hampshire batsman James Vince has been called up to the 14-man England squad for the fourth Test starting in Southampton on 30 August.
India vs England: Jos Buttler aims to put lessons learnt from Virat Kohli to use in upcoming Test series
Jos Buttler aims to put the lessons he learnt from watching Virat Kohli while playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to good use during England's upcoming Test series with India.
England coach Trevor Bayliss backs assistant Paul Farbrace to be his successor after 2019 World Cup and Ashes
Trevor Bayliss has backed longtime assistant Paul Farbrace to succeed him as England coach when he stands down after next year's World Cup and Ashes.
England's Jos Buttler is running the risk of action by world cricket's governing body as a result of the crude words he writes on the top of every one of his bat handles.