London: Before the four-match Test series against India, former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says that India is 100 percent contender to win this series. Pietersen, 40, who has played international cricket for England for nine years, said he has no hesitation in accepting it. Let us know that the first Test match between India and England will be played in Chennai from 5 February.
Peterson said, ‘India will get the benefit of the domestic environment. Kohli is back. England have not picked their best team for the first two Tests. I think Johnny Bairstow should have been here, but I don’t think he is here. ‘
Pietersen said in Star Sports ‘Cricket Connected,’ India is definitely a winning candidate. 100 per cent contenders, because England have not picked their best team or they (England) are definitely not starting the series with their best team.
Pietersen said, ‘It will have to be seen how Kohli, Anderson, Rahane will perform. Kohli is back again after Rahane led the team in Australia. This is going to be a very interesting discussion. There will be a lot of talk about this during this series. He said, ‘England’s team has Jofra Archer, will he be able to dismiss Pujara? Bumrah has also returned.
Former England fast bowler Dominic Kark also believes that the Indian team will win this series. Dominic Kark said, ‘I think India will win the series. I think England is also in better shape now. England have recently defeated Sri Lanka and a return to the team of players like Stokes, Archer and Burns will be helpful. Even after this, I think India is very strong and will win the series.