England’s Michael Vaughan has warned England team about their continuation of their previous mistakes. The tour programme in Australia was too long. The players are clearly emotionally and physically knackered and I would have liked to see England be a bit more proactive in sending some of the guys home, particularly Andrew Strauss, for a couple of weeks.

We have the players to succeed in the sub-continent, and we could still do that, but we are asking a lot from the players to perform to a high standard in the World Cup having been in Australia for four months.

The players are picking up injuries leading into the tournament and when you look at teams who have won the World Cup in the past, they have the spine of their team sorted and are playing good cricket by this stage.