October 17, 2012

English cricket

'No problem with Pietersen'

Ahead of England's tour of India, fast bowler James Anderson and offspinner Graeme Swann talk about the 2-0 Test series loss to South Africa, Cook's dull personality, why they would not mind Kevin Pietersen back playing for them, and why the Cook's elevation to Test captaincy could herald a "happy, new dawn". More from The Telegraph.

It has to be a positive thing if he (Pietersen) is back to the mental state where he's happy and wants to play for England again because he's a world-class batsman. There's never been a problem in the dressing room. You're not always going to be best mates with every player you play with but the team's always had a very good working dynamic. That just broke down for whatever reason at a flash point in the summer. Kevin would have tell you why. I can't. But it's time to draw a big fat line under it and for everyone to say, 'Let's get back to that really good working relationship we had'.

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