I may skip the tour to Bangladesh, says Strauss

CAPTAIN Andrew Strauss has admitted he could take a long-awaited rest when England tour Bangladesh early next year.<br /><br />Strauss has had a frantic schedule since taking over as skipper in January, spearheading a home and away series against the West Indies, the successful Ashes campaign, a one-day drubbing against Australia and the Champions Trophy.<br /><br />He still has to take England to South Africa before the year is out but has been tipped to sit out the trip to Bangladesh, one of the game&rsquo;s lesser lights, in February. Strauss insists it is too early to say whether he will tour, but concedes he could take a break.<br /><br />&ldquo;I can&rsquo;t guarantee anything, I don&rsquo;t know what will happen in the next few months. We only select one tour at a time,&rdquo; Strauss said.<br /><br />&ldquo;The South Africa tour is a massive one and then we&rsquo;ve got Bangladesh in February and March. When we select that we&rsquo;ll sit down and see where we are as a side with injuries, niggles and all that stuff.&rdquo;<br /><br />Alastair Cook, widely seen as a future captain, is tipped to stand in for Strauss is he does miss the tour, but the skipper said his controversial predecessor Kevin Pietersen could not be discounted.<br /><br />&ldquo;I certainly wouldn&rsquo;t rule it out,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s got some attributes that make him a very good captain.&rdquo;<br />