Bangladesh Under 19s won by 9 wickets (DLS Method)
For England’s historic rise in Test cricket in 2011, people are often witnessed lauding the coaching stint of former Zimbabwean cricketer Andy Flower. However, ex England batsman and one of the finest batting talents of the country is holding an entirely different opinion as he undermined Flower’s success with England.
Apart from impressive series victories against Australia and India, England won the 2010 edition of World T20 under Andy Flower.
However, the 39-year old remains convinced that all the success had a lot to do with the quality of the English team and not the mentorship of Andy Flower.
Recently, the aggressive batsman has opened up on England’s Test supremacy in 2011 where he went on to spurn the influence of Andy Flower.
Pietersen opined that due to the difference of quality in both teams, Flower was blessed with favorable circumstances, and this is what allowed him to enjoy more success. In addition, the cricketer turned commentator argued that predecessor Duncan Fletcher was a better coach who knew the game better than others.