Originally Posted by AlanJLegend
I agree wholeheartedly.
Also, who was it on here that a month or so ago predicted that KP would make a limited overs comeback just before the T20 world cup, having missed the pointless series against Australia and no certainty to get back into the ODI side anyway?
I think it is definitely more
KP - 1
ECB - 0
He has pulled one over the ECB in a big way.
Are we blithely assuming the ECB will pick Pietersen for the T20 WC? I mean, I definitely would; I think there's a pretty strong case to make that he's the world's leading batsman in the format. However it's pretty obvious to even the casual obsever that Flower is no-one's fool and one doesn't average in the mid-50s whilst keeping wicket for a pretty ordinary test side without having a core of absolute iron. He might hide it well behind his (undoubtedly genuine) crashingly good-blokeness, but in a battle of wills with the mercurial and somewhat needy son of Pietermaritzburg I know where my money would go.
I suspect Flower (who I think calls the shots, despite what the selection panel and Giles Clarke would say) wouldn't like to think he's been bent over by anyone, so wouldn't take KP's presence for granted.