Kevin Pietersen is regarded as one of the finest batsmen to have played international cricket for England. The 39-year-old played 104 Tests and 136 ODIs, scoring 8181 and 4440 runs respectively. The South African-born ex-cricketer has revealed that proper practise sessions did more good for his match fitness than ‘sanitised’ warm-up matches.
Former England captain Andrew Strauss had finally opened up about the Kevin Pietersen controversy during his reign as skipper that eventually led to the sacking of the latter. After earning a recall, Pietersen was dropped on disciplinary grounds after England, later led by Alastair Cook, were thrashed 5-0 in 2013-14 Ashes, never to play for the country again.
India skipper Virat Kohli has opened up about the disastrous 2014 Test series in England during which he struggled to put bat to ball. In a Live Instagram session with former England batsman and captain Kevin Pietersen, Kohli revealed that he felt like he would get out every time he went out to bat.
The India-England Test series gets underway with the first Test in Rajkot on November 9. As a build-up, we look back at England’s last five visits to India. In our final part, we recap England’s tour of India in 2012. Four Tests were played during the series, which England won 2-1