The 40-year-old Pietersen, who has played international cricket for England for nine years, said he has no hesitation in believing India is 100 per cent contender to win the series. It will also have the role of England’s rotation policy in which rest will be given to key players. Peterson said that India would benefit from the domestic environment. Kohli is back. England have not picked their daughter team for the first two Tests.
He said, “I think Johnny Bairstow should have been here but I don’t think he is here.” India is definitely a winning contender. 100 per cent contenders, as England have not picked their best team or they (England) are definitely not starting the series with their best team. ”Former England fast bowler Dominic Cork also believes that the Indian team Will win this series.
He said, “I think India will win the series. I think England is also in better shape now. England have recently defeated Sri Lanka and a return to the team of players like Stokes, Archer and Burns will be helpful. Even after that, I feel that India is very strong and will win the series. ”He hoped that Indian youngsters like Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant would do better in this series.