Bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad should not play together for England in the future as the side build towards regaining the Ashes in Australia, says former captain Michael Vaughan.
Anderson, 38, and Broad, 33, are England's leading Test wicket-takers with 575 and 467 respectively.
But Vaughan says England have to be "realistic" about the pair's prospects of reaching the next Ashes in 2021-22.
"I don't think it is right both of them play now," Vaughan said.
"It might be that Broad plays one series and Anderson plays one series.
"They are not going to like it, but they are at that stage of their careers where England are going to have to manage the combination very smartly."
Bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad should not play together for England in the future, says former captain Michael Vaughan.
If they're both fully fit and healthy, why would England do this? The only time where this might be plausible would be in Australia next time, both Anderson and Broad have averages well into the 30s there and were part of the main bowling units that saw England lose the last two series there 5-0 and 4-0. Archer would have to be first name on the team sheet next time, maybe take one of them and bring another quick like Mark Wood.
Other than that I'm not sure why England should break them up, certainly not at home? Archer, Anderson and Broad would be a frightening attack for most teams.
"Australia must break up Warne and McGrath" said no Australian coach ever.