Originally Posted by stevieh
Okay, let me have a try at expanding on those aspects. I'll start off with the core.
By defining a core of the team, we mean identifying players who possess the essential qualities needed for the ODI team and squad, both in terms of proven performances and the demands of the modern game. By starting off with those players, the identity of the England ODI team will be defined and the skills and attitudes of those team members will be expected to rub off on the others drafted into the squad and the eleven. ...
"the identity of the England ODI team will be defined" etc. sounds a bit like something you'd get from a management consultancy firm, superficially impressive but ultimately meaningless.
What we need is a team with no barriers to entry for promising players because we have a small, undroppable elite.