Advertisement
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

IND Vs ENG: Should India Take Offense If England Don't Play Their Strongest XI - Kevin Pietersen Has A Warning

India and England are scheduled to play four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs. The tour will start on February 5 with the first Test in Chennai

IND Vs ENG: Should India Take Offense If England Don't Play Their Strongest XI - Kevin Pietersen Has A Warning
Kevin Pietersen | Screengrab: Twitter
IND Vs ENG: Should India Take Offense If England Don't Play Their Strongest XI - Kevin Pietersen Has A Warning
outlookindia.com
2021-01-24T18:32:13+05:30

Lambasting Jonny Bairstow's omission from the England squad for Tests against India, former skipper Kevin Pietersen said that it will be disrespectful to the host team if the visitors don't play their best XI in the marquee series. (More Cricket News)

Not only Bairstow but all-rounder Sam Curran and pacer Mark Wood have also been left out of the squad.

Bairstow has been rested for the first two Tests as part of the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) player management policy, which stresses on giving adequate rest to every English cricketer in a packed calendar year, which includes 17 Tests and the ICC T20 World Cup.

The 40-year-old said a win against India is similar to a victory against arch-rivals Australia and urged the selectors to play both Stuart Broad and James Anderson.

"Big debate on whether ENG have picked their best team to play India in the 1st Test. Winning IN India is as good a feeling as winning in Aus. It's disrespectful to ENG fans & also @BCCI to NOT play your best team. Bairstow has to play! Broad/Anderson have to play!" Pietersen tweeted.

In another tweet, Pieterson said the best players wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to play against an in-form Indian team at home, while suggesting players can be rested after the Indian Premier League.

"The BEST England players will want to play as many games as possible against India, in India. PICK THEM! Then they go to IPL & earn everything they deserve. Cash is king for every sportsman. They’re a business! They can have a break after that!"

India and England are scheduled to play four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs. The tour will start on February 5 with the first Test in Chennai.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement