Captain Andrew Strauss was right to miss England's forthcoming tour of Bangladesh, according to Stuart Broad.
Strauss was rested for the tour - with Alastair Cook promoted to skipper - as England's selectors had one eye on the Ashes tour to Australia, which begins in November.
The move sparked controversy, with Shane Warne among the critics of the move which some suggest shows England are not taking Bangladesh seriously.
But Broad backs the move, citing Ricky Ponting's break during Australia's tour to England last summer as an example of a successful rest.
"I really don't see why Straussy taking a rest is such a big issue to debate - for me, I think it's a wise decision," Broad told The Sun.
"If we go to Australia and defend The Ashes, then it won't be mentioned again.
"In the meantime, we have to go to Dubai and Bangladesh and play so well that people aren't given anything to talk about on that front - wickets, big hundreds, that's the answer.
"We can then come home with no questions asked and Straussy can slot straight back in."
England travel to Dubai next week for two One-day Internationals with Pakistan before travelling on to Bangladesh, where they will play three one-dayers and two Tests.
Broad is confident Cook has the character to step up into the top job.
"When Alastair speaks everyone listens," added Broad.
"We're there to help Cookie on this tour too. There are no divides and people can speak up in the dressing room."