Discarded Kevin Pietersen tells ECB to stick with current batting line-up
Kevin Pietersen may have exhausted all his chances of making a England comeback, but he is still making all the right noises, including suggestions on batting line-up to England cricket board.
New Delhi: Kevin Pietersen may have exhausted all his chances of making a England comeback, but he is still making all the right noises, including suggestions on batting line-up to England cricket board.
The flamboyant cricketer on Friday asked the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to stick with current batting line-up despite losing their first match of Australia, England and India tri-series.
The 34-year-old wrote on his social micro-blogging site, Twitter:
One failure by the top order doesn't mean they will fail consistently! England's batting line up is v exciting! Stick with it! #AUSvENG
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) January 16, 2015
He also termed England's line-up as exciting and said a failure doesn't mean they will fail consistently.
Earlier today, England lost to Australia in the tri-series opener by three wickets. England innings started in a disastrous way, losing Ian Bell off the very fist ball of the day, triggering the top order to collapse. At one point, they were 69 for five wickets.
However, the new captain Eoin Morgan stood firm and helped the innings with a timely 121. But their modest total of 234 runs was not enough. Aussie opener David Warner anchored the chase with a stroke-full 127 runs.