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KP - Jennings should be dropped

14th September 2018, 10:43 by Nick Harris

Kevin Pietersen has called on England to drop opener Keaton Jennings from the Sri Lanka tour.

Despite a difficult summer against India in which Jennings struggled against the tourists, the opener is still expected to make the touring squad due to the retirement of Alastair Cook.

This, according to Pietersen, would be a mistake because he "can't bat".

"Jennings can't bat, I'm sorry," Pietersen told talkSPORT. 

"They are going to have to find somebody else. Cook is a big loss. I know he has been wishy-washy over the last couple of months but he finished on a fairy tale ending, which is brilliant for him but to replace that kind of guy at the top of the order, it is going to be difficult. 

"I just don't see county cricket producing Test cricketers at the moment. The issue is deep-rooted.

"All the best players in the world now are not playing county cricket.

"They are earning their cash in franchise cricket.

"Therefore, the standard of county cricket isn't great, the standard of county batsmen is poor, and it is causing a massive issue in cabs on the rank for batting places."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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