Vaughan believes Pietersen has to prove that he is still committed to Test cricket
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has announced that he hopes to see Kevin Pietersen prove his commitment to the country’s Test squad, after his shocking decision to retire from limited overs cricket.
Vaughan, stated that Pietersen had to remain committed for the sake of current captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower.
The former captain also noted that if he were at the reigns, he would make Pietersen commit in writing to play for the next two Ashes series.
The Telegraph, quoted Vaughan as saying: “I would want to know that he is not going to suddenly have another great Indian Premier League, make a load more money and then pull the plug on his Test career in the lead up to next summer’s Ashes, if he has got any thoughts of quitting Tests in the next twelve months he has to be honest and tell Andrew Strauss and Andy Flower now so they have time to bed in someone else.”
Vaughan, believes that Pietersen is committed to the England Test team, but he will need to prove it to Andrew Strauss in the next couple of series, which include the Ashes against Australia.
“Personally, I think he is committed to Tests and the Ashes. He loves Test cricket. It gives him a buzz, but Strauss will want evidence of that commitment and we will know if he has had it or not when Test team is announced on Sunday. I would pick him – he is not the only player to have chosen one form of the game,” Vaughan added.