[caption id="attachment_687426" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-687426" alt="Kevin Pietersen Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Pietersen.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Kevin Pietersen Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england" target="_blank">England </a> skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Kevin-Pietersen" target="_blank">Kevin Pietersen</a> has made a bold claim that by the next decade, only <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">India</a>, England, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Pakistan " target="_blank">Pakistan</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Australia" target="_blank">Australia </a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/South-Africa " target="_blank">South Africa</a> will be the teams playing Test cricket. With the rise of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/West-Indies" target="_blank">West Indies</a>' T20I side, and contrasting fortunes in their longer format, Pietersen didn't include them in his list. To remind the readers, Clive Lloyd-led West Indies were a force to reckon with in 1970s and 1980s. Not only did they win the first two editions of World Cup in 1975 and 1979 they also remained unbeaten in a Test series for 15 years in between 1980 and 1995. <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en" style="display: inline !important;">Here we go - in 10yrs the only cricket Test playing nations will be, England, SA, India, Pakistan &amp; Australia.</p> <p></p> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en">The rest will all be white ball cricketers! <p></p> <p></p>Just remember this tweet! <p></p> <p></p> Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) <a href="https://twitter.com/KP24/status/965533824187760640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 19, 2018</a></blockquote> <p></p>Surprisingly, Pietersen left out New Zealand from his list. The Kiwis have been a good Test side, but never got hold of the coveted Test mace. Interestingly, all the teams mentioned have been No. 1 at one point or the other in the current decade. India are currently ranked No. 1 in ICC Test rankings. <p></p> <p></p>West Indies cricket have hit a new long since long. They are ranked No. 8 in latest Test rankings, and will play the World Cup Qualifiers for a place in the mega event. In addition, their star players have continuously shown more inclination towards representing various T20 franchises, ignoring Test matches. <p></p> <p></p>Pietersen's claims aren't completely baseless. Isn't it?