London: Kevin Pietersen has expressed his desire to captain England again, saying he had given the option serious thought since rumours emerged that Andrew Strauss may give up the limited-overs post. More than two years have passed since the end of Pietersen's brief and tempestuous reign as England captain, and he has now stated his readiness to have another crack at the role, at least in ODIs.
"If the one-day job becomes available, I would definitely be up for it," Pietersen said at the launch of the new England ODI shirt. "A lot of water has passed under the bridge since I last did it and it's something I've thought about in the past few weeks since the rumours surfaced about Andy Strauss stepping down.
"Second time around I think I could do a real good job as I'd be older and wiser, and would handle a few things a lot differently. I didn't think I was too bad first time around - we had our moments against South Africa, and it took a century of freakish brilliance from Sachin Tendulkar to deny us a famous Test win in Chennai.