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England's ODI experiment

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With The Ashes summer all over now with England dominating the test series, drawing a well fought series in the T20 and then choosing to 'experiment' against a well structured Australian side in the 50 over format, have England learnt anything from this experiment as they claim they are looking ahead to the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

If this was really a plan to look ahead to the World Cup then the future isn't looking great for English ODI teams.

Why was Kevin Pietersen picked for a team looking two years into the future, with Pietersen's fitness on a struggle is a huge doubt he'll be playing in two years, having not contributed much with the bat, lets hope his presence was a influence on the younger generation.

Eoin Morgan is such a standout player for England in the one day format of the game, his ability to hit the ball anywhere he wants has proved difficult to bowl against... not to forget the improving wicket keeping abilities of Jos Buttler, we all knew he can bat but his keeping has drastically improved over the T20s and ODI's.

The Bowling has got better as the series went on with Boyd Rankin being the pick of the English bowlers but its not as good as that of James Anderson, Stuart Broad or Steven Finn so its hard to see where he can retain his place, especially with Broad and Finn being quite young for a Pace Bowler.

But its stupid things that have ruined England's progress as a team, pathetic run outs and lazy dropped catches seems as though the old England had sneaked back into its new shape and form.

Michael Carberry failed to repeat his county form for country; as is the case for most players nowadays. Which is a shame as there is some real talent in the county ranks.

Captain Cook, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Graeme Swann and England's test attack to return to the one day format, England must hope fitness and fatigue dont crop these all stars to play in a 2015 world cup.

The imminent future is very bright but its the 14/15 season England must seriously look to build successfully on.

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England cricket
ODI World Cup
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Joe Root
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