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England could rue Pietersen axing

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Kevin Pietersen may play for cricket for England again, according to the Mirror.

Pietersen's future has been in the headlines for a while now after a much publicised falling out with coach Andy Flower, despite the fact that since Flower resigned it seemed Pietersen had a future in the side.

Today though, after a meeting between Ashley Giles, Alastair Cook and Paul Downton it has been decided that his international career is over. 

Pietersen will be hugely missed in England's side, there is no doubt England are a much better team with him in it, so a massive re-building job will now need to take place. For starters he has left a massive gap in England's batting line up, as Pietersen is England's highest run scorer in all forms of the game combined amounting 8,181 runs in test cricket and 4,440 in ODI.

Today's decision will be extremely controversial because of Pietersen's massive popularity throughout the game and the world. The 33-year-old was the one box office player in the England side, due to his positive and exciting way of batting, which made him one of the most feared batsmen in the modern game.  

Another point is the fact that he had plenty of years left in him, and had stated he wanted to be a part of the side to regain the ashes in 2015. He has said that he will carry on playing cricket and will no doubt be the one of the most wanted players in the up and coming IPL auction. 

Whether the ECB has made the correct decision will no doubt be answered in time. Their performance in the upcoming T20 world cup in Bangladesh will be the first point of judgement and the ECB need the team's performance to be excellent if this decision to axe their best player is vindicated.

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