Ian Bell backs Kevin Pietersen to fire in the Test matches against India

What will happen in the Tests, time shall tell but for the meanwhile Kevin Pietersen and England have settled in Indian conditions quite well, at least their batting department.

updated: November 08, 2012 19:49 IST
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Ahmedabad: Comeback man Kevin Pietersen's whirlwind century against Haryana in the last warm-up game not only augurs well for the flamboyant right-hander but also for England ahead of the four-Test series against India, said visiting middle-order batsman Ian Bell.

Bell, who himself ended the day on unbeaten 57, feels the century could not have come at a better time for Pietersen, who retired after scoring a quick-fire 110 off 94 balls to make way for other batsmen.

"It was good for him to get into the groove. It will help him to settle down in the team. It is also a positive sign for the team," he said at the press conference after the opening day's play of the four-day match.

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