Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 18:50
Andrew Strauss criticizes England's ODI success; Bell calls for aggressive England approach.
Former captain Andrew Strauss believes that even throughout his time, England has been "too fearful" to succeed in one-day internationals.
England has been widely accused of playing an old-fashioned style of 50-over cricket, scoring too slowly in comparison with leading nations.
Similarly, Ian Bell has called on his team-mates to be "fearless" in their attempts to build momentum for the World Cup, suggesting the public would rather see them "be aggressive and lose" if the alternative was another tame exit from a tournament they have underperformed in, for more than 20 years.
The England players landed in Sri Lanka on Sunday evening, ahead of a 7 ODI series that will form an important part of their preparation for the World Cup.