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Kevin Pietersen needs to do what Cook and Flower want, says Nasser Hussain

Kevin Pietersen needs to do what Cook and Flower want, says Nasser Hussain

Kevin Pietersen omitted from England squad for the tour of India © Getty Images

London: Sep 19, 2012

 

Former England skipper Nasser Hussain wants Kevin Pietersen and his English teammates to resolve their differences after the controversial batsman was left out of the Test squad for the forthcoming tour of India.

 

Hussain believes both Pietersen and the England team are suffering as a result of the stand-off and he wants a peace deal brokered as soon as possible. “Any issues, get them out in the open, sort it out and move on,” Hussain told Sky Sports News on Tuesday.

 

“Whenever he comes back, maybe the sooner the better, the team have got to tell Kevin what their problems are with him and Kevin has to say what his problems are with the team. The sooner they kiss and make up the better.

 

“Kevin Pietersen has got to adhere to what (captain) Alastair Cook and Flower want. We are talking about good men. What they are doing is what they think is right for English cricket and if they think it’s best Kevin stays on the sideline I agree with them.

 

“Kevin Pietersen needs England, no doubt about that. There are signs they made up, but maybe it is a little bit too soon.”

 

Hussain believes Pietersen’s absence from the team makes India firm favourites to avenge last year’s 4-0 Test series drubbing in England.

“It’s a shame because any time you tour India you want the best cricketers and best players of spin,” Hussain added.

 

“Pietersen fits both categories. India will be a lot happier with Kevin Pietersen not going out there, but most of the making of this has come from Pietersen, who has made some horrendous errors.”  (AFP)

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