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India vs England, ICC World Cup 2019: Kevin Pietersen urges Virat Kohli to not drop this cricketer against England

Kevin Pietersen felt young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is not yet ready to be drafted into the playing XI.

cricket Updated: Jun 30, 2019 08:01 IST
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India face England in the ICC World Cup 2019 on Sunday.
India face England in the ICC World Cup 2019 on Sunday.(AP)
         

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen on Saturday urged Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri to play under-fire all-rounder Vijay Shankar in India’s much-anticipated ICC World Cup 2019 clash against the hosts.

On Sunday, India take on England in what is being billed as the face-off of the showpiece.

“Dear Virat & Ravi - please don’t drop Vijay Shankar. I think he’s coming into his own and would potentially win you tomorrow’s game,” Pietersen tweeted.

 

The former England star batsman felt young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is not yet ready to be drafted into the playing XI.

“Don’t think about Pant. He needs another 3 weeks prep before I think he can get into your World Cup side,” he wrote.

READ: India Predicted XI against England - Change at No. 4 position

Shankar, who is currently occupying India’s number four slot in the batting order, has failed to cash in on the opportunity with scores of 29 against Afghanistan and 14 against the West Indies.

India are currently placed second in the 10-team table with 11 points from six matches. Pre-tournament favourites England have lost their last two games against Sri Lanka and Australia to find themselves in a tough situation at fourth place with eight points from seven games.

First Published: Jun 29, 2019 17:16 IST

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