It’s been almost a day since India won the fourth test match against England to get the lead in the five test match series. Former England player Kevin Pietersen while writing to blog expressed his views on the ongoing test series.
Indian is a quality side
Kevin Pietersen stated that in every department in the game of Cricket India is a quality side,he further added, India got talented players and hard-working players with so much Intensity that they are very difficult to stop when they are at their best.
Kohli is Responsible for India’s Strength:
“Led by Virat Kohli, they love playing and performing on the biggest stage. It seems that the more intense the match is, the more likely they are to step up and take it away from the opposition. That is a culture that Kohli is responsible for. Their strength in depth is incredible, too. As I’ve written before, the IPL is an academy for cricket like no other in the world.
This team is becoming one of the best we’ve seen in the Test match format. If they can get the job done at Old Trafford then they will have beaten Australia and England away in the last 12 years – a historic achievement.”
England Batting is the worst these days
After talking about India, he talked about England he considered that particularly England batting is the worst, and first time England team failed to win their summer series ( they have lost previous one against New Zealand).
This has not happened overnight. Unfortunately, you cannot expect these guys to deliver when the system is so flawed.
It goes back to the summer of 2015 when the ECB thought that they should be clever clogs and completely marginalize red-ball cricket.
It’s been coming, and we’re now seeing the results. It’s going to take a long time to undo the damage.
England couldn’t deal with Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah was breathing fire on Day 5, he knocked Ollie Pope and Bairstow with unplayable deliveries.
“Jasprit Bumrah’s spell on the fifth afternoon at The Oval won India the Test match, put them in charge of the series and proved why he is the best fast bowler in the world. He’s just fantastic, there’s no element of his game that isn’t quite as strong as the rest.” Kevin Pietersen told.
And further he added, “He continues to impress in all formats, too, which is what stands him apart. He can build long spells, but also bowl with intensity, accuracy, pace and discipline.In that sense, he reminds me of Dale Steyn, who announced his retirement last week.Steyn, for me, is the greatest fast bowler of all time, largely because he did it in all conditions. His statistics in the subcontinent are unbelievable for a quick bowler.”
Do you agree guys with KP?