Tredwell: Need to back up our talk with action
England spinner James Tredwell says the players are not unaware of their reputation for playing out-dated ODI cricket, and have discussed being more aggressive in all areas, on a consistent basis.
England were knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage, winning two games against Scotland and Afghanistan but losing heavily in their other four fixtures against bigger sides, showing a lack of fight with bat and ball.
Tredwell said: "The way we play, I think it's been in the press and at times the way teams are playing around the world in one-day cricket now, we need to play that way as well.
"We've got the players there to do it, we just need to be brave enough to do it.
"We had a frank discussion at the end of the tournament and where we left it can be quite an exciting place really if we all buy into what we discussed and how we want to go about our cricket going forward.
"The crux of the meeting was that we need to be willing to show our skills off day in, day out on the field."
England all-rounder Ravi Bopara was quoted as saying the side needed to be a bit less 'English' in their mentality, saying they needed to be a bit more arrogant and aggressive, but Tredwell said that was a stereotype.
He added: "I sometimes think the English thing is a bit of a misconception. We were number one in the world not long ago in one-day cricket and got to the Champions Trophy final where we narrowly missed out there.
"We've had some good times in one-day cricket as well but if we play our play and do it really well then there are also benefits to being English I think."
The Kent spinner played just the one match, the final dead rubber game against the Afghans, and was gutted not to have played a bigger role, despite the decks not really being made for spin.
The spinner said: "Personally I was slightly disappointed not to feature a bit more. I left this winter thinking I'd have a pretty big role in what was going to unfold and that wasn't the case.
"I will try and put that behind me as quickly as possible."
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