Michael Vaughan believes England need to freshen up their top order after a 75-run defeat by Sri Lanka extended their losing run to four Tests.
The ex-captain says changes are needed to give England a chance against India in their four-Test series in November.
Andrew Strauss's side have only scored more than 200 three times in eight innings over the winter and have only passed 300 once.
Speaking in the aftermath of the defeat, Vaughan compared the situation England face now to that of 2005, before he captained the team to their first Ashes victory over Australia in 18 years.
Vaughan's comments were echoed by his fellow ex-skipper Geoff Boycott, who called on coach Andy Flower and batting coach Graham Gooch to do more to discourage the batsmen from taking risks.