Lambasting Jonny Bairstow’s omission from the England squad for Checks in opposition to India, former skipper Kevin Pietersen stated that it will likely be disrespectful to the host crew if visiting crew doesn’t placed on subject its finest XI within the marquee sequence.
Not solely Bairstow however all-rounder Sam Curran and pacer Mark Wooden have additionally been not noted of the squad.
Bairstow has been rested for the primary two Checks as a part of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) participant administration coverage, which stresses on giving ample relaxation to each English cricketer in a packed calendar 12 months, which incorporates 17 Checks and the ICC T20 World Cup.
The 40-year-old stated a win in opposition to India is much like a victory in opposition to arch- rivals Australia and urged the selectors to play each Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
Massive debate on whether or not ENG have picked their finest crew to play India within the 1st Check.
Successful IN India is nearly as good a sense as successful in Aus.
It’s disrespectful to ENG followers & additionally @BCCI to NOT play your finest crew.
Bairstow has to play!
Broad/Anderson must play!
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) January 24, 2021
“Massive debate on whether or not ENG have picked their finest crew to play India within the 1st Check. Successful IN India is nearly as good a sense as successful in Aus. It is disrespectful to ENG followers & additionally @BCCI to NOT play your finest crew. Bairstow has to play! Broad/Anderson must play!” Pietersen tweeted.
In one other tweet, Pieterson stated the very best gamers would not need to miss the chance to play in opposition to an in-form Indian crew at house, whereas suggesting gamers may be rested after the Indian Premier League.
“The BEST England gamers will need to play as many video games as doable in opposition to India, in India. PICK THEM! Then they go to IPL & earn every little thing they deserve. Money is king for each sportsman. They are a enterprise! They will have a break after that!”
India and England are scheduled to play 4 Checks, 5 T20Is and three ODIs. The tour will begin on first Check, beginning February 5 in Chennai.