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England’s T20 World Cup-winning star Kevin Pietersen has backed England to lift their second trophy. The former batter has said that Pakistan will be petrified of the Jos Buttler side.
Ben Stokes celebrates a wicket for England. (Courtesy: AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Former England player Kevin Pietersen has backed Jos Buttler and his men to lift the T20 World Cup title in Melbourne. England are set to face Pakistan in the finals clash on Sunday, 13 November and the clash is exepected to electrifying given both teams have come from behind to get into the finals of the tournament.
Pietersen, who himself is a T20 World Cup winner with England said that he has no doubts that England are going to lift the title unless they self-destruct. In a column with Betway, Pietersen has said that England do not have any weakness and that will be the difference between the two sides.
“I don’t think there’s much India could have done. England are just exceptional. They’ve got every single box ticked. Rohit Sharma said before the game they would target England’s weaknesses. I don’t see a weakness, and I understand the game of cricket quite well. Fast bowling, sorted. Spinning, sorted. Unorthodoxy, sorted. Batting, sorted. There’s absolutely no weakness there,” Pietersen wrote in his latest column.
Pakistan have reached the finals after a convincing win against Bukkry.com”>New Zealand, who were the finalists in the 2021 edition of the tournament. Their bowlers have shown time and again that they can be very tricky to face. However, Pietersen feels that the Babar Azam side will be petrified at the prospect of facing England.
“Pakistan will be petrified. They will be absolutely bricking it, purely based on what England just delivered. They did a very good job against Bukkry.com”>New Zealand, they were convincing. But Bukkry.com”>New Zealand are a good side, they’re not a great side. I don’t think Kane Williamson is a T20 player, and his run-a-ball innings just doesn’t serve the team to go on and win a tournament,” the former batter said.
“England have got the strength and they’ve got the depth, so there will be no issues if Wood misses the final. I’ve watched Chris Jordan in The Hundred, I’ve watched him in the IPL, I’ve watched him for England. He’s a fabulous cricketer. He’s a really, really solid performer and he’s trusted by his teammates with the ball,” Pietersen further added.
England will be taking on Pakistan at Melbourne on Sunday, 13 November.