ENG vs IND: It’s Purely Backing Guys’ Talent

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Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen said that dropping Zak Crawley would have been the wrong call despite his failure in the 3-match Test series against New Zealand recently.

Crawley scored a meager 87 runs in 6 innings, averaging 14.5 in the process. He has been backed by Brendon McCullum’s new management and Pietersen believes it’s the right way to go.

There is no fear of failure. It’s purely backing guys’ talent. And you know what I like? That, despite his struggles, Zak Crawley has been selected for the India Test this week.

ENG vs IND: It's Purely Backing Guys' Talent - Kevin Pietersen Happy With Zak Crawley's Inclusion
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If you’re going to ask players to express themselves, you have to understand that it sometimes won’t work out. If you start dropping them after a bad run, they won’t feel that they can play as naturally again,” Pietersen wrote on Betway.

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“England’s Test team are taking a leaf out of Eoin Morgan’s book” – Kevin Pietersen

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Kevin Pietersen. (Photo: Twitter)

Pietersen pointed out that recently retired English skipper, Eoin Morgan, transformed the way England plays white-ball cricketer and Ben Stokes and co. have decided to do the same in red-ball cricket as well.

England’s Test team are taking a leaf out of Eoin Morgan’s book, transforming their playing style to entertain the crowds. That is Morgan’s legacy as captain of the white-ball team for the last seven-and-a-half years creating a culture in English cricket where talent is backed and entertainment is paramount.

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England Test Team. (Photo: Twitter)

It’s actually a culture shift that Morgan introduced to English cricket in 2015. To see it now bearing fruit in Test cricket is great,” he also wrote.

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