Kevin Pietersen is worried about the fate of England’s Test team once James Anderson and Stuart Broad bid adieu to the longest format of the game. Anderson and Broad have been the backbone of England’s Test side in the past decade. However, their absence will be a great worry for England.
"I am worried about England’s Test team when Broad and Anderson go. They are on their last legs at the moment” - Pietersen said. Moreover, Pietersen feels that the back-up options of England’s Test fast bowling are injury-prone.
“Mark Wood is very good, however, he’s full of injuries. And Joffra Archer, he’s also had that elbow injury during that South African series, so he hardly played." - Kevin added.
"So, it will be about how quickly England can fill that gap because ... if you can’t take 20 wickets in the test match you really are behind the eight ball" - he said. There is still no official decision from Stuart Broad and James Anderson that how long they will continue to play Test cricket. Anderson recently commented on this that he will be ready to play for England even after the pandemic.