Cook Under Fire From Swann

The English captain, Alastair Cook, has said that the statements that his former teammate Graeme Swann has made about him are not helpful.
A couple of days back, Swann had criticized England’s selection policy for the limited-over formats of the game saying that too much emphasis has been paid on technically correct, conservative players who would not be able to win the team the World Cup.
According to Swann, the creative players such as Jason Roy should be included in the Three Lions’ One Day set up.
Talking to the reporters about Swann’s statements in the press conference in Cardiff yesterday, Cook said, “Graeme has been a close mate and has always backed me. So, to hear something like this from him, when we are approaching the World Cup, it doesn’t feel great at all. But, then, everybody is free to say whatever he thinks is right. So, I am not willing to go too much into that.”
The logic of the England selectors behind keeping too many sound players in the top order is the use of two new balls in 50-over cricket these days, but, the former English players, including Swann, who are commentating for several networks believe that since the white ball doesn’t offer that much movement, there is no need of such careful approach at the start of the innings especially when the conditions are good for batting.
England has lost One Day games quite often chasing a big score this year and it shows that the there’s a lack of firepower in the batting. The English think tank and the selectors still have time to try out some exciting batsmen if they want as the Three Lions have to play a lot of limited-over cricket before the World Cup.