Thank goodness England tackle a useless West Indies side next. Beating them will hopefully stop people who should know better pandering to the ego of Kevin Pietersen (above).
I hope England’s batsmen prosper in the Caribbean and then take New Zealand apart in the first part of our summer as I don’t think I could cope with an Ashes build-up dominated by a past-it egomaniac with no chance of taking part in the most important cricket competition of them all.
We should all remember that
England beat India in their last Test series without Pietersen.
Mind you England have made a backwards step by recalling Jonathan Trott. It was sad to see Trott suffer in the way he did, but there is no guarantee that his demons won’t return,