Gough slams ODI selection

Updated: 16 November 2008 14:23 IST

Darren Gough has blasted England's one-day selection policy and accused them of "backwards thinking".

New Delhi:

Darren Gough has blasted England's one-day selection policy and accused them of "backwards thinking" after Kevin Pietersen's side were routed in the first limited overs international against India.

"Our one-day thinking for years now has been backwards. I played in two World Cups and we never looked like winning it. We did well to win a game. We are always behind everyone else in terms of thinking, ideas and organisation," Gough told Sportsweek on BBC Radio Five Live.

"We kind of have favouritism in selection. England have got potential but we seem to ignore players who, for me, are definite starters in one-day cricket."

He added: "We don't get the selection right. Is Luke Wright good enough? Ravi Bopara batting at eight and not bowling? It does not make sense for me.

Gough believes Graham Napier, Tim Bresnan and Dimitri Mascarenhas must be brought into the England one-day and Twenty20 squads.

"We seem to ignore players who for me are definite starters in one-day cricket."

"Something doesn't seem quite right in the England camp in one-day cricket."

The second one-day international begins in Indore on Monday.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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