KP: I think England are going to go really well

2015 World Cup

Former international batsman Kevin Pietersen has tipped England to have a successful World Cup campaign under new One-Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan.

Morgan was appointed as ODI skipper in December, just before the World Cup squad was announced, taking over from Cook who was sacked due to poor batting form and a dismal record as ODI captain in 2014.

Pietersen also thinks that with the form that Ian Bell is displaying at the top of the order in the current ODI tri-series with hosts Australia and India, England can consistently reach the big scores they need at the global event.

The one area of concern for Pietersen though is the bowling attack. Pacemen James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who have only just recovered from long term injuries, have not been at their best in the tri-series.

Pietersen was quoted as saying by The Guardian: "Now they have got Eoin Morgan as skipper, I think England are going to go really well. They are getting scores over 300 and Ian Bell is batting beautifully.

"It's a very exciting batting team, I just have a little reservation about the bowling. Jimmy Anderson looks great but Broady doesn't look quite right.

"He's not bowling as fast as he could which might be down to coming back off his knee injury. Hopefully he will get a bit faster."