Kevin Pietersen labels England Ashes squad ‘horrendous’ and Michael Vaughan says series Down Under already lost

4

KEVIN PIETERSEN labelled the England cricket Ashes squad “horrendous” as former captain Michael Vaughan said the series “are looking like being lost” already.

On the night a shocking video emerged of vice-captain Ben Stokes PUNCHING two people outside a Bristol nightclub, Pietersen pulled no punches either in his withering assessment.

 Kevin Pietersen has described the England Ashes squad as 'horrendous'

Rex Features
Kevin Pietersen has described the England Ashes squad as ‘horrendous’

Before bed, I have a comment on England’s Ashes squad – it’s horrendous! They may as well not go!

Night x

— KP (@KP24) September 27, 2017

Taking to Twitter, the ex-England captain wrote: “Before bed, I have a comment on England’s Ashes squad – it’s horrendous! They may as well not go!”

Soon after he posted this, The Sun exclusively released a video of Stokes’ indiscretions that could see him sacked from his role with the squad.

Pietersen decided he wasn’t finished there, taking to Twitter once more.

He wrote: “Oh no! Just seen tomorrow’s front page and video!

“Cancel England’s flights please!”

He then added: “I actually really feel sorry for [Joe] Root, [Alastair] Cook, [Jimmy] Anderson and [Stuart] Broad! Now I’m going to bed!”

England cricket star Ben Stokes ‘floors man and throws punches at others in street brawl’

Oh No!

Just seen tomorrow’s front page & video!

Cancel England’s flights please!

?

— KP (@KP24) September 27, 2017

I actually really feel sorry for Root, Cook, Anderson & Broad!

Now I’m going to bed!

— KP (@KP24) September 27, 2017

 Kevin Pietersen in action for Surrey

PA:Press Association
Kevin Pietersen in action for Surrey

Latest Ashes News

john etheridge

England’s Ashes squad announcement overshadowed by Ben Stokes scandal

stokes blow

Ben Stokes suffers broken right hand in brawl outside nightclub

stokes blow

Who is Ben Stokes, how did he break his hand and will he play in the Ashes?

stok-ing the flames

When is the England Ashes squad announced and will be Stokes be picked?

Vaughan, skipper in the epic 2005 Ashes win, tweeted: “The Ashes are looking like being lost even before England arrive in Australia.”

After apparently seeing the clip of Stokes fighting in the street, Vaughan added: “What a complete and utter F Up…”

Shocking footage acquired by The Sun shows Stokes, 26, thumping two men during the brawl in Bristol at 2.35am on Monday.

He was arrested for suspected actual bodily harm and released without charge while police investigate.

The video will form a key part of England supremo Andrew Strauss’ probe into the behaviour of Stokes, Alex Hales and up to five team-mates.

 This is the moment Ben Stokes threw a punch at a fellow reveller outside a Bristol nightclub

This is the moment Ben Stokes threw a punch at a fellow reveller outside a Bristol nightclub
 Ben Stokes could now be sacked from his position as England Ashes vice-captain

Getty – Contributor
Ben Stokes could now be sacked from his position as England Ashes vice-captain

Strauss is threatening to fine or suspend players while head coach Trevor Bayliss blasted his team as “unprofessional” and is considering an Ashes curfew.

It is almost inconceivable that Stokes can remain as captain Joe Root’s deputy for the tour and, once ECB chiefs have seen the footage, he could also be fined and suspended.

The Ashes party is due to fly to Australia on October 28, with the First Test in Brisbane on November 23.

ENGLAND’S ASHES SQUAD

Cook, Stoneman, Vince, Root (capt), Malan, Ballance, Stokes, Bairstow (wkt), Foakes (wkt), Moeen, Crane, Woakes, Broad, Anderson, Ball, C.Overton.


For all the latest CRICKET news, including Ashes updates, visit our dedicated section


SHARE

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here