Former cricketer Kevin Pietersen wants ICC to give the ICC T20 World Cup trophy to England in advance. His comments came after England’s win against Sri Lanka. Batting on a difficult surface, Jos Buttler scored a well compiled hundred and took his team to a competitive total. The bowlers then completed their task and won the game for their national team. England have won four consecutive matches in the tournament and have qualified for the semi-finals.
Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter to demand the handover of the trophy to England.
“Only Pakistan or Afghanistan can beat England in this T20 World Cup. BUT and it’s a BIG BUT, the game would have to be played on a used wicket in Sharjah.
Anywhere else, just hand England the trophy like Chelsea should be handed the EPL trophy RIGHT NOW,” he wrote.
“I found it really tough early on,” Buttler said. “I managed to get a really good partnership going with Morgs and we tried to attack the back end. We were finding the spin bowlers a bit tricky and thought 120 might be a good score.”
The win was significant for Morgan, who returned to form with a knock of 40 and also became the world’s most successful T20 captain with his 43rd win.
Afghanistan’s Asghar Afghan, who retired from all forms of the game on Sunday, held the previous record of 42.