Be that as it may, he was still averaging higher than anyone else in the team IIRC and had the ability to play insane innings that few other English batsmen had. Not saying he should be recalled now - if he was playing county cricket and dominating there'd be a better call for it, but still without hindsight it was at the very least poorly sold and arguably irrelevant. I mean would you dump Warne from Australia? (granted Warne >> Pietersen but you get the point).Yes, he should've been. Cannot justify selecting someone who is such a **** if he's not averaging 50+
He should have been. But the ECB and everyone else got sucked in with "he's too good to not be selected"............in 2013 that was no longer the case so he can indeed gagf.And if he was such a **** why wasn't he pernamently dumped after 2012, where there was actually something to go off (i.e. textgate)?
Haha no it bloody is not.I don't get the "out of form" argument personally. KP's always been someone who's a big game player, asking him to go back and score bucket load of runs is a bit unreasonable (its the same with a guy like Sehwag), he also said part of the reason he struggled was his knee injury which is now fully healed. Pieterson still remains a quality bat, and I think his value in limited overs cricket is more in tests at this point. He also had a solid Big Bash season in Australian conditions so he would have been a legitimate selection if you want proof of performance from him.
Not suggesting England should allow him back btw (don't know or care enough about the subject).