ICC World Cup 2019: English Summer Would Help Sub-Continent Teams – Kevin Pietersen
Though every cricket fanatic is pretty much involved with the Indian Premier League 2019, on the back of their thoughts, they are pretty excited about the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. With less than 2 months to go for the tournament, the English cricketer Kevin Pietersen makes his voice on the upcoming showpiece event.
So far, the Indian National Cricket Team and the hosts England were thought to be the strong contenders of the ICC World Cup 2019. However, all the teams boosted themselves with fine talents in their ranks to make it really tough to predict.
It is going to be weather dependent – Kevin Pietersen
In between, the former England skipper Kevin Pietersen believes that the conditions in England will decide the fate of the teams. He believes that the sub-continent teams would get the advantage if the hot summer makes pitch dry.
“It is going to be weather dependent,” Pietersen told reporters in Mumbai at a promotional event last week. “Last year was one of the most beautiful English summers since 1976. It was the hottest summer recorded in the UK with hardly any rain at all, conditions were extremely dry.
On the other hand, he calls the England team as the firm favourites if the summer isn’t that hard as the previous years and allows the ball to swing on green turf. Kevin Pietersen said that it is going to be the weather dependent.
“If the conditions are like they were last summer, then I think the subcontinent teams are going to have a massive role to play in the World Cup. “If they are not and it’s horrible and green and seaming, then it’s going to play in England’s favour and the team that copes best in those circumstances.”
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out. Recently, the vice-captain of India Rohit Sharma also stressed about the weather conditions in England, which would play a massive role in the selection of the team.
As Kevin Pietersen said, if the pitch is going to be dry, India might ask Ravindra Jadeja to travel with the team as an extra-spinner. If not, one among Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed and Siddharth Kaul might get the nod.
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