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The fact that the ECB saw fit to leave KP out shows, firstly, that England have got a very good squad with competition for every position.

That was reinforced by the batting performance in the absence of both Pietersen and Eoin Morgan on Tuesday night.

There has been talk that Morgan's injury will boost India, but he wasn't missed at the Rose Bowl and you have got to remember that there are still players in the team who have plenty to prove in the one-day format; from Alastair Cook to Ian Bell to Craig Kieswetter.

I think this series was a good opportunity to 'rest' Pietersen; I'm not convinced he is a shoe-in anyway, with an average of 20-odd over the past two years. And you'd think that if anyone needs a rest it would be one of the bowlers. Put it this way, the ECB wasn't disappointed to leave him out.

The strength-in-depth isn't just restricted to the batsman. Jade Dernbach has been a great find - just what England needed, a bowler who can finish the innings. And as well as keeping the runs down, Dernbach takes wickets, which is vital.

You just need to look at the bowlers who aren't playing in this series: Onions, Tremlett, Woakes and Shazhad could all come in and do a good job.

Add this to the emergence of the likes of Ben Stokes and the future is looking bright for England as a one-day outfit.

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