Warning bell sounds for Pietersen – don’t be a Hick

I wrote recently about Matthew Maynard, and how his and Hick’s and Ramprakash’s failures have confused all their fans. Mike Selvey, the excellent TMS contributor and Guardian journalist writes a strong peice on Pietersen, comparing his talents to those of the aforementioned.

The note of caution comes on two fronts however. The apparently idiosyncratic manner in which he played in the one-day series – in which he planted himself outside off-stump and belted the ball through the leg-side [...] But now we need to see evidence that he can play in a more orthodox manner, with fewer moving parts. Nineteen first-class hundreds already indicate he can but, rest assured, the Australians, not least his captain at Hampshire Shane Warne, will have him well in hand should they encounter one another this summer.