A video of former England and Essex captain Graham Gooch speaking during England's warm-up match against Essex ahead of Ashes series against Australia.

The English top-order failed to fire. Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan lifted England later in the day over 300. Gooch speaks about England's batting performance.

Gooch feels the score of 328 is good for the day. He praised Swann and Bresnan for their 116 runs partnership. Gooch further said, "We would have liked our top-order players to spend more time at the crease."

Talking about Pietersen, Gooch said, "Every cricket lover, supporter in England, everyone in the world except in Australia right now, would want to see him [Pietersen] back on the field with a cricket bat and do what he does best, score runs."

He further added, "He is an exciting player, he a box-office player… If he is on game, he is a match winner."