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Former teammates Kevin Pietersen and Stuart Broad.

Kevin Pietersen launches attack on Stuart Broad and Keaton Jennings ahead of Sri Lanka tour

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Throughout Kevin Pietersen's nine-year Test cricket career, the former batsman and off-spin bowler tallied an impressive batting average of 47.28 runs over 104 Test matches.

Pietersen retired from Test cricket in 2014, but has most recently enjoyed playing the game domestically for Pakistan-based Quetta Gladiators and the Melbourne Stars.

The 38-year-old burst onto the scene during England's famous Ashes triumph in 2005.

Pietersen made 57 runs during the first innings of his debut at Lord's, finishing the second 64 not out.

England recently overcame India by 118 runs in the last of the two sides' five-Test series. 

Ahead of the side's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka next month, Pietersen has called for drastic changes to be made to how the side set up in the opening innings.

When speaking to TalkSPORT, Pietersen said that star bowler Stuart Broad's performances have not warranted him a place in the England side.

He said: “I would have dropped him last winter. He doesn’t perform that well away from home.

"He had one good Ashes series and what he delivered for England in the big Ashes series last year was hopeless.

Stuart Broad celebrating taking a wicket vs India

"I’ve been on tours of the sub-continent, he doesn’t like touring the sub-continent so it wouldn’t surprise me and it would be a very good move if they dropped him.”

Broad isn't the only one to be caught in Pietersen's firing line.

Opening batsman Keaton Jennings has also been slated by Kev.

He continued: “Jennings can’t bat, I’m sorry. They are going to have to find somebody else.

Jennings struggled vs India

"Cook is a big loss. I know he has been wishy-washy over the last couple of months, but he finished on a fairy tale ending, which is brilliant for him, but to replace that kind of guy at the top of the order, it is going to be difficult."

There's no denying the void left by Alastair Cook will be a tough one for England to fill. 

We'll have to wait until next month to see just how well the side does at the beginning of the post-Cook era.

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Kevin Pietersen
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Keaton Jennings
Kevin Pietersen
Alastair Cook
Stuart Broad

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