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Kevin Pietersen Bids Skipper Cook Goodbye in Style

Cricketnext Staff |February 7, 2017, 11:07 AM IST
Kevin Pietersen Bids Skipper Cook Goodbye in Style

New Delhi: Moments after Test skipper Alastair Cook stepped down, former England skipper Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter to start a campaign for his recall to the national team.

It is no secret that relations between Pietersen and Cook hit rock bottom after the 2013-14 Ashes Series where England were humiliated 5-0 in Australia. Even though Pietersen was one of the better performers on the tour, the team management had complained of trust issues.

The Ashes Series Down Under was the last time Pietersen represented England and even though he was hoping for a return and kept performing in the various domestic fixtures around the world, Cook and ECB director Andrew Strauss made it clear enough that there was no place for the maverick in the English team.

No sooner did Cook announce his decision on Monday than Pietersen took to Twitter. His tweet read: “#BringBackKP”.

While Pietersen did start the campaign, it could be a mere jibe because the former England skipper prefers playing in the domestic T20 leagues nowadays and doesn’t really spend much time playing in the longer format.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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