Birmingham, Aug 2 (ANI): Injured England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has said that after the retirement of Andrew Flintoff, swing bowlers Jimmy Anderson and Graham Onions would keep English bowling line-up alive.
Anderson and Onions had bagged nine wickets amongst them on the second day of the Third Ashes Test to skittle the Aussies for a paltry 263, which robbed the Aussies of any chance to make a comeback in the series.
Pietersen also rubbished claims that England would not have enough firepower to face the best teams in the world, as they were too reliant on the all-rounder. Of course, when Fred bowls the way he did at Lord's he's in a different league to pretty much any other bowler in the world. On his day there is no better bowler in terms of sustained aggression and pace," The News of the World quoted Pietersen, as saying.
"But we've shown again in this Test that we have plenty of bowling depth. Definitely, things are bright for the future after Fred retires," he added.
Pietersen further highlighted that to win any tournament every player in the squad needs to make contributions, which the English team is able to do at the moment.
"To win the Ashes - or any series, for that matter - you need every player in the team to do their job and, at the moment, that's what we're doing. You can't just have one guy doing it all for you," Pietersen said.
"I said before the series we have the best bowlers in the world to exploit swinging conditions and we've shown that is the case," he added. (ANI)