Head coach Matthew Mott reveals what England need to do ahead of one-day international series

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England's batting will be reinforced by Ben Stokes, Joe Root and the in-form Jonny Bairstow as the hosts look to emulate their recent successes in the Test format.

A consolation 17-run victory over India on Sunday enthused Mott, who has challenged his side to embrace more risks going forwards. England's white-ball boss said: "From a batting perspective there is definitely a real attacking mindset and trying to push the barriers out there and get some big totals out there. "And with the ball it's more of the same as well. We've talked about being brave with the ball, taking some aggressive options, and then just weathering the storm when we need to." Fearlessness is a quality of second nature for Stokes, who ushered in a new era and a new way of thinking for the Test side, alongside new head coach Brendon McCullum.

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have also found a new lease of life, both averaging over 100 this summer. Mott is now realishing the availability of all three players ahead of the opening ODI at the Kia Oval. Mott said: "I don't think they'll have to change a hell of a lot the way they've been playing but it is a slightly different format. They'll have to adjust but they come in pretty hot as well. "Having watched from the outside for a while they're obviously world-class players and, as a coach, it's a great opportunity to learn from some of the best players, probably in this format, of all time. "They've been starved a bit of the coloured clothing and they're looking forward to getting back into the group. I think they'll bring some energy into the group."

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