Originally Posted by Jono
Except every team won a meaningful match except England.
England beat a WI team without their best bowler, and if you reckon they brought their A game to that match well youi're kidding yourself.
I guess you can say that about every England ODI though
Look, you don't have to explain the 'pack' theory to me. Its obvious that other than Australia the other major int'l nations are packed together and anyone can beat anyone on any given day. Generally however, England are at the bottom of the pack, and at the least, those inclusions and changes you mentioned will only bring them into the pack and competitive again. Won't make them a force in ODIs, that's for sure
Explain then how a full strength England side matched Australia before the Ashes and before KP was available made the final of the CT (after knocking Australia out)?
A full strength England would easily be elevated above the likes of India, Pakistan (now they've players banned), NZ and Sri Lanka in a World Cup.