SO as expected the new captain of England is Kevin Peitersen.
The king is dead, long live the king. Kevin Pietersen’s deck-clearing appointment as England’s new captain, across all forms of the game, is a bold and welcome statement of intent from an England selection panel that, only two matches ago, stood accused of gross prevarication. Doubts are sure to remain about the wisdom of appointing a man whose first and only experience of leadership came in the final ODI against New Zealand in June, and who – when it suits the public imagination – is all too easily cast as an interloper. But make no mistake, Pietersen the best candidate for the job, and in fact the only one.
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