The England Test Team’s New Approach Is Refreshing, says Kevin Pietersen


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Kevin Pietersen had said that on day 2 of the test series against New Zealand when England was struggling, at that time, spectators had lost their hope and started believing that it’s the same old English team losing again overseas. But Kevin stood firm behind his words and didn’t lose hope, as he knew if the team was given an opportunity, it could bounce back into the game. Now looking back, it appears Kevin wasn’t wrong after all.

Kevin Pietersen has attributed white-ball captain of England, Eoin Morgan, for England’s 3-0 victory over New Zealand. He said it was Eoin Morgan who brought a culture shift to English cricket in the year 2015, which, seven years later, is already showing results.

He further said that a culture shift like that which handed England a 3-0 victory was worth it. In addition to this, he mentioned Brendon McCullum, and he said from all the years that he had known Brendon, he knew how Brendon intended to bring a positive attitude to the English team.

Going further, he also lauded England’s Cricket Board(ECB) for the inclusion of 24 years old lad Zak Crawley in the test match against India. Zak Crawley has been constantly backed by Brendon McCullum’s updated management. In fact, according to him, it would have been a massive blunder if Zak Crawley hadn’t been included in spite of his failure against New Zealand.

It’s important to note that Zak scored merely 87 runs in 6 innings on an average of 14.5. Even Jonny Bairstow, who’s known for his fearless shots in shorter formats of the game, hasn’t missed out on Kevin Pietersen’s compliments. He said it’s a treat to his eyes to see Jonny play and the inclusion of Jonny in the test team is a bonus because Jonny is always ready to score rapidly in test matches, and he’s backed by Brendon’s new management.

Petersen gave credit to IPL for Jonny’s high performance because he got accustomed to massive crowds and faced nearly all kinds of bowlers. Furthermore, Kevin talked about the England vs India test match. He said that after the English team handed over a 3-0 defeat to New Zealand, he was shocked how New Zealand was able to lift the world test championship trophy because they certainly didn’t deserve it.

He said that it would be a headache for English bowlers to bowl against the greatest batsmen of all time, which includes Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli. It will pose an incredulous threat to the English team because they have the most significant players on the planet in their team.

He further goes on to talk about Eoin Morgan on how he has transformed the English cricket team and brought out the best in the players. With a winning culture, young talent backing, etc. Eoin Morgan should be widely appreciated for his devotion and honesty towards English cricket. Eoin always believed in his players, and that’s what a great leader does. It’s sad to see Eoin being replaced. However, Kevin believes it’s a good thing because he’s being replaced by another great batsman, Jos Butler.

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