Eoin Morgan and Co. lost their last six wickets for just 35 runs and slumped to a 26-run defeat in the second ODI against West Indies in Barbados on Friday. @ AFP

Former captain Michael Vaughan believes England need to counter “moments of madness” if they are to win the ICC World Cup 2019 at home which gets underway on May 30.

Eoin Morgan and Co. lost their last six wickets for just 35 runs and slumped to a 26-run defeat in the second ODI against West Indies in Barbados on Friday. Weather played spoilsport in the third one-dayer at Grenada with two to go. “England have got everything required to win the World Cup except for these moments of madness,” Vaughan told BBC Radio 5 live’s Tuffers and Vaughan show on Tuesday.

“It happens every four or five games and if it happens in the semi-final then they are out.”

England, the No. 1 ranked side in ODIs, have another 10 ODIs left before they enter the World Cup. “The India side around the time they won the 2011 World Cup didn’t have the day England had in Barbados on Friday. The Australia side that won in 2015 lost the od game but they didn’t have moments like England do on a consistent basis,” he said. (ALSO READ: My game’s in pretty good order right now: Joe Root)

“It’s not a [whole] game, it’s almost just a period of the game – in that Champions Trophy semi-final against Pakistan, it was just 10 or so overs where England lost four quick wickets and the game was over. That’s my concern for them in the World Cup.”

Vaughan identified the batting department as England’s major strength, but he also said that it can let them down when under pressure.

“England do get bored if they’re not whacking it – if they have not struck a boundary in 10 balls they think, ‘I have got to hit one’,” he added.

“It is the only thing I look at the team and worry about – if they are under big pressure in a one-off game and the ball is doing a bit and they go gung-ho. If they continue play in that fashion they will have games where they completely dominate. (ALSO READ: Jofra Archer could be ‘the final piece of the jigsaw’, hints England coach Trevor Bayliss)

“But they also have that one game, where I still have a bit of doubt that they might not be smart enough to see themselves through a 20-over period when a bit of old-school cricket might be required.”

He advised the team to thwart such collapses and work on their mentality. “If you’re out there in the middle – win the game, don’t leave it to anyone else, don’t get bored of doing what you’re doing well,” he said.

“This England team has been great. They have trained the brain get 330. It has been lovely to watch. But it may be that they get to a semi-final and 270 would be enough and if you go for 330 to 350 then you might only get 210.

“You don’t win a World Cup by just whacking it. You have to play smart cricket.”