Vaughan Surprised At Cook Retaining Captaincy

Michael Vaughan is also quite surprised at the fact that Alastair Cook has been retained as England ODI captain even after the series loss against Sri Lanka at home at the start of the summer.
England had lost to Sri Lanka by 2-3, but, more than the result, the thing that most people were not happy with was the way England had gone about things in that series. There was absolutely no hurry at the top of the order. In almost every match, the likes of Alastair Cook and Ian Bell took ample time to build the innings up front and then, left the lower order with a mountain to climb.
The lower order players, to their credit, did well. For Example- Jos Buttler’s century at Lord’s was extraordinary, but, he couldn’t win the game there for England even after playing so well because the he had to accelerate a bit too much at the end.
According to Vaughan, the balls that are used in ODI cricket are a lot different from the ones that are used in test cricket. They are much easier to handle and thus, not too much of cautiousness is needed in the top order. The England team management has to understand that.
In the words of Vaughan, “You look at the composition of the squads of the other sides. Have they got conservative players at 1, 2 and 3? No they haven’t. Most of them have got the power packed players opening the batting and that’s something that we also need to do.”
“The game has changed. It’s more about power hitting now with the batting power plays and only 4-outfielders rule.”
Till the last ODI series that the Poms played, they had Cook and Bell opening the batting for them, but, there’s expected to be a change against India as Alex Hales is being tipped to replace Bell in the top order.