West Indies coach Ottis Gibson believes England have earned the right to rest their best players - because they are winning.
England will be without Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan for the final match of the NatWest one-day international series in Headingley on Friday after they were given the game off with their side holding an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
After England's selectors also rotated their squad for the final match of the Test series earlier this month, which was also a dead rubber, there has been criticism in some circles that the paying public are being short changed.
Gibson is certain, however, that England are within their rights to let their star names put their feet up and denied claims his West Indies team should feel insulted by the selection policy.
"They are winning so they can afford to rest people," he said.
"We're trying to avoid losing 3-0 so everybody will be available. We don't have the luxury of resting players. You don't rest people when you are losing.
"The English system has been a well-oiled machine for some time now and it's the envy of the world, let's be honest.
"They are the top team in the world and they have the luxury of being able to rest players and it's a credit to them and all the people that work behind the scenes.
"They are the number one team in Test cricket, they have an abundance of talent and good players and they can rest a few players and bring a few in and for them; it's all good.
"For us it's just trying game after game to get the right balance and try and win a game. We lost 2-0 in the Test series and we certainly don't want to lose 3-0 in the one-day series."
West Indies had begun the series with plenty of optimism following the return of star opener Chris Gayle - who is a doubt with an ongoing ankle complaint - and having just drawn their previous series with the world's top side Australia.
Convincing defeats in both games so far has meant a familiar sense of under-achievement has again engulfed this West Indies team, who face a battle not to return home winless with just Sunday's Twenty20 in Nottingham to follow.
"We're playing cricket in England against a very good English side," Gibson said.
"Yes, on paper we've got the makings of a great side with Chris coming back and (Dwayne) Bravo and (Kieron) Pollard and the form they have shown in the IPL and so on.
"England have just been that little step ahead of us all the time. We've just been a little off the pace."
One of the major disappointments of the tour so far has been the form of 'mystery' spinner Sunil Narine, who has struggled after arriving late following his attention-grabbing spell in the Indian Premier League.
The 24-year-old failed to live up to the hype surrounding him on his Test debut at Edgbaston and has taken just one wicket in the opening two one-day internationals.
Despite that Gibson defended his young charge, who only has 10 ODI appearances after making his international debut last December.
"We're not disappointed. A lot was made of his exploits in the IPL and even the way he bowled against Australia in the Caribbean on turning pitches," he said.
"The pitches have not turned here but we have tried to manage the expectations of someone who is at the start of their international career.
"He has not taken five-fors but he has been okay.
"It is his first time bowling on pitches that are not turning and if you look at (Graeme) Swann over the whole summer, it's been the same. People will say Swann has not bowled very well but if the weather improves he may come into his own in the South Africa series."