KP rages about lack England players in IPL

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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has vented on Twitter, while watching the fourth ODI against India at Edgbaston, about how few England players get to experience the IPL, to their detriment.

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has vented on Twitter, while watching the fourth ODI against India at Edgbaston, about how few England players get to experience the IPL, to their detriment.

Pietersen was watching as India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane took the England bowlers apart, chasing a modest target of 207, after the England batsmen failed yet again in the series.

Ahead of the game, India already held a two-nil series lead, and Pietersen emphasised that the IPL was key to their limited-overs form, while conceding that this was not the case for Test cricket, where England were dominant over India, having won the Test series three-one.

Pietersen tweeted on Tuesday: "You are seeing a young Indian side here in which the players are being schooled every year in the IPL…

"Playing with and against other internationals for 6 weeks a yr benefit every player…

"They smash the likes of Steyn, Johnson, Starc etc every week, which gives them a collective confidence to do it in international cricket..

"This is in regards to limited overs cricket only!

"@LalitKModi (IPL founder Lalit Modi) created something that has made this Indian team formidable!"

A follower then asked, and Pietersen answered: "'@joe_maff: @KP24 so should more English players play IPL? #Confidence #hititoutthepark' YES! I've been saying it for yrs!"

Of the current England side, only batsman Eoin Morgan has played in the IPL before, and not in recent seasons.

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