England should take advantage of India to prepare for World Cup

September 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment


England should recall Kevin Pietersen for their limited-overs trip to India as, despite some recent wobbles, he is one of the best with the bat in world cricket.

The South African-born batsman has been on an imposed sabbatical from the shorter forms of cricket recently, missing out on the one-day matches with India, a game with Ireland and also the Twenty20 fixtures against the West Indies.

England continued their successful 2011 throughout those matches, bar the one poor showing in their final match with the Windies, and attentions will now turn to their five one-day games against India next month. Those placing cricket bets will be keeping a close eye on things.

With Eoin Morgan already ruled out of the tour with a shoulder injury England are down one quality batsman, so surely it would not be to their advantage to keep Pietersen out of the fold also.

Despite not hitting former heights in recent shorter matches, the batsman still boasts a one-day average of 40.13 and that is a quality that England should not leave at home when they head to face the world champions.

With the World Twenty20 tournament also taking place in Sri Lanka next year this trip to the sub-continent gives the England stars the perfect opportunity to experience the slower wickets so you would expect the strongest squad to be named for this trip. The cricket betting promotions reflect this.

England are likely to take a squad full of experienced heads and also mix in a few young players to give them an opportunity to feel part of the squad and learn in order to develop their international pedigree.

After a successful 2011 so far England will be looking to sign off on a high, but this India they are facing on their own turf will be a different beat to the one easily brushed aside over here mere months ago.

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