Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has said that only Afghanistan or Pakistan can defeat the English team in the ongoing T20 World Cup. However, Pietersen also also said that Afghanistan and Pakistan can beat England only when they play on a used pitch.
“Only Pakistan or Afghanistan can beat England in this T20 World Cup. BUT and it’s a BIG BUT, the game would have to be played on a used wicket in Sharjah. Anywhere else, just hand England the trophy like Chelsea should be handed the EPL trophy RIGHT NOW,” Pietersen tweeted.
England are on top of Group 1 points table with four consecutive wins and 8 points. The English team defeated Sri Lanka on Monday with heroics of Jos Buttler who smashed his maiden ton while opening the batting.
However, Buttler also said that his team was under pressure in the second innings when they given to defend 164 runs.
“I think staying patient was the key (when England lost early wickets), but I managed to get a partnership with Morgan. I found it really tough early on in the innings. There was a point when we were thinking to get to the 120-run mark, but then we got going and got 160-plus. I use the same bat, even in the nets. It feels good,” said Buttler after the game ended.