Plenty of replacements
Australian cricketer looks to young England stars
Last Updated: September 17, 2012 1:51pm
Australian cricketer Shane Watson believes that England already have the players to replace Kevin Pietersen in their squad.
The 31-year-old said: "As a player there's no doubt that Kevin Pietersen is an amazingly talented batsman in all forms of the game and in Twenty20 as he has shown, even in the last world cup he was one of the big reasons why England won the world cup with the way he batted."
"There's no doubt that England have got a number of very, very exciting young guys coming in. "
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Pietersen's future international career may become clearer on Tuesday when England are expected to name their Test squad to tour India.
Watson continued: "There's no doubt he will be missed with the class of player he is but there's no doubt that England have got a number of very, very exciting young guys coming in who can certainly do a really good job as well.
"I'm sure it won't have too much of a dent in the England side because they will be able to make up for it pretty well. But anytime you lose a player of Kevin Pietersen's class, it is going to be hard to fill."