CRICKET- Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen is not entirely convinced with Vijay Shankar’s selection as the number four batsman in the Indian cricket team for the ICC ODI World Cup.
Shankar was selected as he is a three-dimensional player who can contribute with the ball, bat and in the field, chief selector MSK Prasad had said on Shankar’s selection.
Pietersen said, “I haven’t seen enough of Vijay Shankar to warrant a No. 4 slot for India in the World Cup. I have seen some great players bat at No. 4 for India and sadly, Shankar seems far away from it. Batting at No. 4 is difficult and even more so in English conditions.”
The World Cup starts on May 30 with India playing its first match on June 5 against South Africa.