Ideally, a one-day side should be able to do both of those things. England can do neither.
They’re not a hundred million miles away from competence, but combine both those shortcomings and you’ll struggle to win many matches.
We’re starting to think that it’s nothing to do with players, tactics, attitude, know-how or confidence. It’s just one of those things. It’s something that will forever be unarguably true.
Saturday night TV is rubbish. The Lovell Telescope is the only Grade I listed building that does cutting edge science. England will never quite score enough runs and will never be able to defend whatever total they do make.