Spinner James Tredwell insists it is important not to read too much into the results of England's warm-up games.
Two days after going down by 53 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method in a warm-up game against India A, England suffered a shock six-wicket defeat at the hands of Delhi on Tuesday.
Ian Bell set them up nicely at the Feroz Shah Kotla as his 108 helped them to post a decent 294 for five with Eoin Morgan (52) and Craig Kieswetter (41) edging them closer to 300 with some late hitting.
However, the hosts chased it down in 48.3 overs with captain and opener Shikhar Dhawan laying the foundations with 110.
"The result is irrelevant, it doesn't mean a great deal in the scheme of things but we'd like to have come out with some better performances," Tredwell said.
"We like to win these games and that hasn't been the case but it's what we do now that's important."
The first ODI against India, who lost their recent series against Pakistan 2-1, takes place at Rajkot and Tredwell hopes the warmer temperatures will play into England's hands.
"It's been pretty chilly at times and it'll be nice to be in warmer climes," he said.
"Bu it's the skills that have let us down in these games and we have to turn that around. The dew hasn't made a great deal of difference, we can't use that as an excuse unfortunately. It's obviously not been ideal. We like to go in and win these games but we've not hit our skills in the way we'd have liked.
"We need to make some improvements in the next couple of days. We didn't hit our lengths consistently enough to build pressure over periods of time. That's what it boils down to. To be able to turn it around in the next couple of days going into the first ODI is crucial.
"We all have massive pride in our performances so when things don't go to plan it's disappointing. We can build on that disappointment and put it right going into the first game."