India should attack Cook, Pietersen: Raja

Former Pakistan skipper Rameez Raja on Tuesday said India should look to attack in-form England batsmen Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen if they wish to make a comeback in the four-match series which is now tied at 1-1. Raja felt India were seemingly under desperation to avenge their 0-4 defeat. “They seemed to be in a hurry in preparing a rank turner in Mumbai. They could have taken it easy after their fine win in Ahmedabad,” the former cricketer-turned-commentator said ahead of the third Test, starting tomorrow in Kolkata.

“Only two English batsmen — Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen — are in form. Indian bowlers should attack them,” Raja said addressing media on STAR Cricket’s Hindi presentation panel today. Former India opener Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is also part of the panel, said India should bring in leg-spinner Amit Mishra to exploit English batsmen’s weakness.Read more