Pietersen could still play for England: ECB Chairman
Kevin Pietersen has always showed his eagerness to play for England again since he has been out of the team. As things pan out now, he might still have a chance to play even after all the controversies he has had. Colin Graves, the new chairman of ECB, has aksed him to start playing county cricket if he is really serious for playing.
Graves, who is set to take over from Giles Clarke in May as the chairman said that “The first thing he has to do if he wants to get back is start playing county cricket. The selectors and the coaches are not going to pick him if he’s not playing, it’s as simple as that. I’ll leave it at that.”
When asked repeatedly for an answer about Pietersen’s chances, he added, “At the end of the day it’s down to the selectors and coaches and what they feel is best for English cricket. They will make the decisions and I will support their decisions.” Though MD of England Cricket, Paul Dawnton, and chairman of selectors, James Whitaker, have repeatedly insisted that life has moved on, these statements from Graves might have given Pietersen a grim of hope to fulfill his dreams.
Kevin Pietersen has not played international cricket since the humiliating 5-0 ashes whitewash in 2013-2014 season when England toured Australia. We all know what he is capable of when he is in form which is evident from his career. He has 8181 runs from 104 tests at an average of47.29 and 4440 runs in ODI’s at an average of 40.73. He was a great player in his time and looking at the current performances of England, they will only benefit if he gets back into his own and into the team.