England will not miss KP - Knight
Nick Knight has reopened his war of words with Kevin Pietersen by suggesting England are better off without him in one-day cricket.
Pietersen shocked the cricket world by announcing that he was calling time on his international one-day career with immediate effect last week. The South African-born batsman played 127 50-over matches, scoring 4,184 runs at a healthy average of 41.84, while he has amassed more than 1,000 Twenty20 runs. But he will no longer be seen in the blue England shirt as he looks to prolong his Test career with Andrew Strauss's side. Knight used his position as a commentator to criticise Pietersen, who then hit back at the former England one-day star by questioning his right to talk about Test cricket for a living. And now Knight has stuck the knife into Pietersen once again by making it clear that he will not be missed by Alastair Cook's one-day squad. "England's 50-over side will be slightly better for having Kevin Pietersen out, because it has not been his bag," he said. "The recent two to three years have shown his returns have been well below the expectations for him. He has finished with two hundreds, but generally he has been below par."