Kevin Pietersen the new England test and odi captain

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by munross, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. munross

    munross Guest

    Kevin Pietersen has been named the new captain after Michael Vaughan gave up the captaincy.KP also takes over the captaincy of the odi side from Paul Collingwood.

    Kevin Pietersen wasn't my favourite to take over the captaincy but I feel he will do a decent job as the new captain untill they meat the Aussies for the Ashes and get slaughtered :p

    What's your guys take on KP as the new captain?
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  3. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Is he the first foreigner to captain England?
  4. munross

    munross Guest

    I would think so yes,and he will captain his england side for the first time against the country where he was born,how odd...
  5. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Well credit to him for making something of his career, it is a great achievement. He was pretty average when played for the Dolphins but completely re-engineered himself in England.
    Pity he is gonna lose his 1st match as captain..
  6. munross

    munross Guest

    Well he said in the press interview that he is going to do his best to regain some pride by winning the next test match and with Dale Steyn and maybe our skipper Smith out of that test match,maybe he could do it...

    Don't really care if we loose this test match,we've already won the series and thats all that matters,but another win for us would be great!
  7. I'm pretty sure Tony Greig captained England before.
    No idea what to make of his captaincy really. I think Cook is the better long term option and should get it in the future.
  8. munross

    munross Guest

    Well I thought that they would choose Cook or maybe Strauss,was also talks about maybe Robert Key getting it,think he's the captain of Kent...
  9. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    You're right about Greig, just heard on the news. They've also had another SA born captain in Alan Lamb.
  10. danny

    danny Guest

    Strauss captained England against Pakistan before the last Ashes series and he is S African born.
  11. gilton15

    gilton15 Guest

    Most logical choice. Has been shown that the captaincy has effected the batting averages of Vaughan,Hussein among others in the past but doubt that will happen with Pietersen
  12. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Naw! We've had a fair few 'foreign' Captains. The problem is that in this age of Empire bashing and "cultural re-awakening" or whatever you colonials call it, all this has been long forgotten!

    Anyway, fairly recently we've had Tony Greig and Alan Lamb. Graham Thorpe I believe was Australian born or raised and he was close to being made Capo as well.

    The England Captain who instituted the infamous "bodyline" tactic back in the 1930s was actually Scottish.
  13. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Jesus, it's a blood trail
  14. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    what about nassar hussain? wasnt he asian or some kind... i don texactly know if he was born over there though.

    i hate kp, arrogant so and so. always seams like he feels like he is better than everyone else.

    good player though.
  15. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Nasser was born in India, but I think he moved to Essex at a very young age.

    Giveaways are the tracksuit bottoms he always wears and the Escort RS Turbo with the well massive sound system he has in his drive way.

    At least we know what violent and stupid oafs the Scots are now, eh?
  16. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    At least we know what violent and stupid oafs the Scots are now, eh?
    I meant it in that context.
  17. At least we know what violent and stupid oafs the Scots are now, eh?

    What are you talking about prestwick and don't insult the scots!

    No hard feelings mate. :cheers:

    I mean apart from that stunt we have beaten england pretty consistently at cricket before we even became a federated nation.It might be a low weasely thing to do that bodyline tactic back then but when you see history you'll see who came out on top.
  18. atreides7887

    atreides7887 Guest

    I just hope his batting doesnt go to pieces under the pressure. That would be a disaster.
  19. dway-nos

    dway-nos Guest

    i see pietersen lead the poms to victory over the South africans last night rolled them for 190 odd
  20. KZNSharksFan

    KZNSharksFan Guest

    How many bloody foreigners does England have in its regular 11!
  21. Doesn't really matter who the captain is the main point is they're still going to get smashed when they face Australia.
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