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England favorite if Pietersen plays Ashes, thinks Warne

Australia will reclaim the Ashes against all odds if Kevin Pietersen’s knee injury keeps the England batsman out of the series, spin great Shane Warne has said.

 

Australian great spinner Shane Warne said that if Kevin Pietersen do not play the upcoming Ashes Series than Australia will reclaim it.

 

Pietersen who has been out of the England team for the running Champions Trophy has been suffered from knee injury. And he is expected to return to English team for Ashes Series which is scheduled to return back on July.

 

England had won the last Ashes held on 2010-11 season by 3-1 and also looks the favorite team for this year also as Australia has lost the test series against India by 4-0 against which was recently held.

 

“If Pietersen is not available for the Ashes I think Australia will win. I think he is an important member for the English team ,” Australian Warne told in an television interview.

 

“England are definitely favourites.  “They’ve been playing some excellent cricket, and they’re well led by Alastair Cook.” said Warne.

 

 

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