London: Ahead of the four-game test series against India, former England batsman Kevin Pietersen said India was 100% in contention to win this series. Pietersen, 40, who has played international cricket for England for nine years, said he was not shy about accepting it. Let us know that the first test match between India and England will be played in Chennai from February 5th.
Peterson said, “India will benefit from the domestic environment. Kohli is back. England did not choose their best team for the first two tests. I think Johnny Bairstow should have been here, but I don’t think he’s here.
Pietersen said in Star Sports’ Connected Cricket, “India is definitely a winning candidate. 100% contenders, because England didn’t pick their best team or she (England) certainly isn’t starting the series with their best team.
Pietersen said: “ We’ll have to see how Kohli, Anderson and Rahane fare. Kohli is back after Rahane led the team to Australia. It’s going to be a very interesting discussion. We will talk about it a lot during this series. He said: “The England team has Jofra Archer, can he fire Pujara? Bumrah has also returned.
Former England fast bowler Dominic Kark also believes the Indian team will win this series. Dominic Kark said: “I think India will win the series. I think England are in better shape now as well. England recently beat Sri Lanka and a return to the squad of players like Stokes, Archer and Burns will help. Even after that, I think India is very strong and will win the series.