Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says England should drop Keaton Jennings.
South African-born Jennings had an embarrassing series against India, scoring only 163 runs in five Tests at an average of 18.11 with a high score of 42. In fact, in his 12 matches, he only managed one fifty and one hundred with an average of 22.09.
Pietersen slated the 26-year-old as well as others in the England side.
‘Jennings can’t bat, I’m sorry,’ Pietersen said on Drivetime. ‘They are going to have to find somebody else. [Alastair] Cook is a big loss. I know he has been wishy-washy over the last couple of months but he finished on a fairytale 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.
‘I just don’t see county cricket producing Test cricketers at the moment. The issue is deep-rooted.
‘All the best players in the world now are not playing county cricket. They are earning their cash in franchise cricket. Therefore, the standard of county cricket isn’t great, the standard of county batsmen is poor, and it is causing a massive issue in cabs on the rank for batting places.’