Kevin Pietersen is raring for the start of the Sri Lanka test, as he is determined to prove why he belongs in the England test squad.
Pietersen, who had an absolutely horrendous series when England last toured Sri Lanka in 2007, said he hoped to put the nightmares of that series behind him, by scoring a century this time round.
The Daily Mirror, a UK based newspaper, quoted Pietersen as saying: “I came here last time and batted like a plonker. I wasn’t playing well at all. It was an opportunity for me to get an away hundred against Sri Lanka.”
In 2007, Pietersen only managed to score 127 runs throughout the entire series, and vows to make up for his previous bad run of form as well.
“I’m back to batting like I used to. I found it tough to find what I had last summer, very tough to hold it. It took a little bit of time but I remember doing one session with Mushtaq Ahmed, I looked at him, he looked at me and it was like – we’re back” Pietersen said.
With the first test between England and Sri Lanka set to begin on the 26th of March, Pietersen is just thankful for the second chance to prove himself.
“I have got home and away hundreds against every major country except Sri Lanka and South Africa. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. It was an opportunity for me to do, so it’s a huge opportunity to do it no, and then try and get to South Africa at some stage. If I do, that’s one of my little goals” he said.
Pietersen has recently been in blazing form, and England fans all over the world hope that he will lead them to victory, so that they have a chance of protecting their World Number 1 test ranking spot from South Africa.