England Career Over For Kevin Pietersen
An international career was begun with so much promise looks to have come to an end in the most unfitting manner. Kevin Pietersen who had burst onto the international scene, has been informed that he is no longer part of England’s future plans.
With Pietersen not in the side, his absence will leave a big void in the middle order. He has been a prolific run scorer in all forms of the game, and currently is England’s leading run-scorer in all forms of cricket. The England and Wales Cricket Board had said the reason behind their decision was centred around the rebuilding of the England cricket team, which included factors such as team ethic.
The South African-born Pietersen has expressed his sadness, but did say that he will continue playing cricket. And with the twenty over version of the game becoming even more lucrative for players, he could be a highly sort after player the world over.
Pietersen looks to have shouldered blame for England’s recent form
The England cricket team have suffered a demoralising defeat in the recent Ashes due to the entire teams inability to cope with the aggression shown by the Australian side. The defeat was the result of many other reasons, the way in which Kevin Pietersen lost his wicket in these matches was just one. As such it seems as if he has become the scapegoat for the Board.
He was named in the provisional squad for the World Twenty20 which will be taking place in Bangladesh in March, but the announcement obviously means he is no longer part of those plans. Which has to be a tough dose of reality for Kevin Pietersen, who thrives on the big occasion and is still considered to be one of the best batsmen around.
There is one point that cannot be overlooked, and it is the impact he has had on the England team. If anything his inclusion in the international side made the England cricket team watchable. His exciting style of cricket helped England win their first Ashes series in 2005, and he has been central to the side ever since. But fans will not be able to see him play to give him the fond send off he deserves, which is a shame for everyone who enjoys the game of cricket.