For me its time for some drastic changes to Englands One Day side. Unless England do something remarkable at the world cup , which really doesn't seem likely , then they need to make some personel changes -
1) Strauss - Not a one day batsman , doesn't have the powerful strokeplay.
2) Vaughan - His selection is based on a specialist captain. He just cannot bat in ODI's. So many games with a hundred. His commenwealth bank selection resembled desparation from the selectors.
7) Nixon/Read/Jones/Prior - Nixon is too old to have any effect after the world cup , and the other three have tried and failed in ODI's.
I think Bell should be given some serious match time at number three. I think he has the ability to do well there.
So this leaves england needing two openers , a wicket keeper , and either (3 seamers) or (2 seamers and a spinner).
Jonathan Batty - 116 innings , 2054 runs at 21. A bit dissapointing for a opening batsmen. But with his ability to keep could give England the oppertunity to add a decent slogger / finsiher down the order at 7 or 8.
Mal Loye - 256 innings , nearly 8000 runs at 36. Vastly experienced batsmen. 10 hunderds aswell , cannot argue with that.
James Benning - 46 innings , 1500 runs at 35. Destructive Opener , not terribly experienced but I saw the 189* and he has some real talent. Maybe one for the future.
Darren Maddy - 272 innings , 7400 runs at 31. Should definatly be considered for the Twenty20 world cup. Could definatly do it at the top of the odi team.
I think that England need guys to score quickly at the top. Mal Loye should be given the chance alongside probably Batty. Batty would solve the wicket keeping situation .
Not sure who would go at 7/8. Any suggestions , needs to hit a big ball and really needs to be able to offer something with the ball.
For the bowlers England need some wicket takers who can bowl economically. Easy enough to say I know. I'd pick Broad along with Lewis and Tremlett. Broad and Tremlett are both wicket takers and Lewis can bowl economically even if he isn't taking wickets. And for the spinner - Panesar.
So the England side for next Summer -
2) Batty (wk)
7) (A Biffer)
With Panesar being picked if the selectors wanted.