Kevin Pietersen admits he “would love to have another go” at skippering England if Andrew Strauss decides to quit ODI cricket.
Speculation is rife that Strauss will stand down as ODI skipper to focus on the longer version of the game. It is anyone’s guess who will replace Strauss should he decide to quit as there is no obvious replacement in the squad.
Stuart Broad has so far been mooted as a possible successor and now Pietersen, whose stint as captain England in 2008-09 ended in disaster after only six months, has thrown his hat into the ring.
“If the one-day job becomes available, I would definitely be up for it,” he told the Daily Mirror.
“A lot of water has passed under the bridge since I last did it and it’s something I’ve thought about in the past few weeks since the rumours surfaced about Andy Strauss stepping down.
“Second time around I think I could do a real good job as I’d be older and wiser, and would handle a few things a lot differently.
“I didn’t think I was too bad first time around – we had our moments against South Africa, and it took a century of freakish brilliance from Sachin Tendulkar to deny us a famous Test win in Chennai.
“So if the opportunity came up and I was asked I would say ‘thank you very much, I would love to have another go’.” Cricket365