Kevin Pietersen unsure about the direction of England cricket at the moment
At the moment, the England team is currently ranked number one in the ICC ODI rankings.
Updated - Jun 9, 2018 12:36 pm
Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has come out and lambasted the current English side courtesy of their aimless progress across all three formats of cricket. Pietersen, who retired from all forms of cricket earlier this year has said that he was unsure about the direction they were taking before gloating about the impressive feats achieved by the side. He also added that they should be thinking in terms of the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup where they will be the host nation as well.
“I don’t know which direction they want to go in. We won a T20 World Cup, we won the Ashes home and away, we beat India in India a few years ago,” the cricketer was quoted as saying.
“England haven’t won a 50-over World Cup, I know that was the message a few years ago to do that and you can see they are driving towards that World Cup in England next summer, at the detriment of Test cricket. And I think it’s sad and frustrating for us as players who have played over 100 Test matches,” he said.
The public is a lot more interested in Test match performances
Pietersen also added that the public was a lot more interested in the Test match performances of the side as opposed to playing more limited-overs’ cricket. “The public care a lot more about Test match cricket than they do about the shorter form of the game. The big series will continue to exist, the Ashes will be fine, India v Pakistan, Australia against South Africa,” he said.
“They have just got to win when you win the media go with you when they lose they hammer you. Australia is always the pantomime villain, no doubt the English are going to go after them, but that’s the nature of the beast, they always go after us when we go there,” he concluded.