Virat Kohli, Kevin Pietersen
Virat Kohli. Credit: Twitter

England team is one of the potent sides in the world. Eoin Morgan-led side has covered most of the bases and there is no chunk in their armour. They have played ruthless cricket in the last four years and have ticked the right boxes in the recent past. However, former England talisman batsman Kevin Pietersen picked one player from another side who can help England improve their team.

Kevin Pietersen selected India’s skipper Virat Kohli – who has been the most consistent batsman in the world. Pietersen said Virat Kohli is the best player on the planet. Kohli has come up with great performances in the recent past and his renditions speak for himself.

ICC World Cup 2019: Kevin Pietersen Picks One Player from Other Team to Improve England's Side
Virat Kohli. Credits: Twitter

Kohli is the run-machine.

Kohli has delivered the goods for the Indian team and thus he has been instrumental in the success of the side. In fact, Kohli was asked the same question and he had picked South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis from the other team.

Kevin Pietersen told Omnisport when he was asked the question, “Virat. He’s a game-changer. He’s by far the best player on this planet.”

On the other hand, South Africa’s former all-rounder Jacques Kallis also heaped praise on Virat Kohli. Kallis said Kohli is the best batter at this moment and he believes Kohli’s success in the World Cup will be proportional to India’s success.

Kevin Pietersen
Credits: Sky Sports

Jacques Kallis said, “I think the best batter in the world at the moment is Virat Kohli.

“If he has a good World Cup, obviously India will do well. He’ll be the one people want to get out and identify as a major player for them.”


Meanwhile, Jacques Kallis and Kevin Pietersen believe India, Australia and England will be the semi-finalists of the ODI showpiece. Pietersen feels West Indies can also make the last four.

Jacques Kallis said, “I think the fourth side will be a fight between the rest and whoever plays some good cricket. The World Cup is renowned for having upsets and I’m sure this will be no different.”  

England is currently taking on South Africa in the first match of the World Cup. Meanwhile, India will begin their World Cup campaign against Proteas at Southampton on 5th June.

Gautam Chauhan

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