Playing in the Big Bash League in Australia, Kevin Pietersen showed why some people still consider him good enough to play international Cricket for England.
The right hander batted absolutely beautifully and was the pick of the Stars’ batsmen.
He made key contributions in the semis and then in the final too and had almost won the tournament for his team.
There have been voices getting raised now for his inclusion in the England squad for the World T20 Championship coming up in India.
However, the England Cricket Board still seems to be rigid on its previous stance.
Pietersen has time and again maintained that his game suffered in the 2013-14 Season because his knee was bothering him.
According to him, since he has not played much Cricket for the last 18 to 24 months and has had enough rest, he has got himself back to his best shape and is ready to play some of his best Cricket now.
And, he is proving his words right. Not only with what he did in the Big Bash, but, ahead of that, playing in the Ram Slam too, he was destructive with the bat and had smashed back to back centuries.
In India, which is not the easiest place for the overseas batsmen to come and play the cross bat heaves, someone like Pietersen who knows how to play the spinners with the straight bat, can add immense value to a team.