Kevin Pietersen Credits Alastair Cook for England Turnaround

Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen said he was happy with the side's change in fortune but warned that Alastair Cook's men are playing mostly with Test cricket in mind.

updated: August 25, 2014 23:06 IST
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Pietersen said Cook deserved credit for England's recent change in fortune.

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London: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen lauded captain Alastair Cook for the 3-1 Test series win against India but feels that they are playing ODIs with Test selection in mind.

The former England captain said England did fantastically well to turn the Test series against India into a brilliant 3-1 victory. (Cheap Shot to Blame IPL for India's Test Debacle: Pietersen)

"I am delighted for Alastair Cook. He deserves credit for the change in England's fortunes and it is clear the addition of Jos Buttler has been an incredibly positive influence on the team and environment in the dressing room. But the game always moves forward and the challenge this summer for Cook and England is not over yet. The one-day series against India will be a good test of how they stand in terms of 50-over cricket, an area where much work is to be done if England are to be serious contenders to win the World Cup in Australia next year," Pietersen wrote in his column in The Daily Telegraph.

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