Both the left-armers hustled England batting with pace, bounce and movement.
However, this didn't go well with the fans who though that Pietersen was acting stupidly and his statement nothing more than a publicity stunt. We know what we are going to do going in with our plans and then it's all about adjusting once the game starts.
They are two teams England have not beaten in seven attempts at the World Cup since 1992, prompting another former captain Mike Atherton to borrow a phrase made famous by former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson.
"Everything is in our control, and we just need to produce performances worthy of winning either one or the next two games".
"We've had great support over the last four years and we know how much a World Cup means to fans". He almost got them home against Sri Lanka and so we knew while he was batting that we couldn't rest up.
But the management are confident he will be back to open with Jonny Bairstow and give England a boost they badly need after two defeats on the trot have dented their hopes of a semi-final place. Normally when we lose games of cricket, like I mentioned yesterday, we go back to what we do well. "It's all been good fun around the tour, it's all part and parcel of a World Cup!" "I've bowled a fair bit with Mitchell Johnson in the past and this showed again today that there's no reason why you can't play two left-armers when the pitch and match-ups suit", he said.
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Test skipper Joe Root was plumb LBW to an inswinger for 8 before England captain Eoin Morgan (4) fell into a hooking trap when a top-edge was held safely by Pat Cummins at fine leg.
If England had been in any doubt how they should have bowled earlier in the day, they were soon given a demonstration by Messrs Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc - three wickets down inside the first six overs, the knockout blow they failed to land earlier swung by the opposition and all but scuppering their chances in the game. "That doesn't change off the back of two games and we've got to keep trusting all of the stuff that has served us so well".
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will all be hopeful of leapfrogging England, who sit fourth in the standings with eight points following their 64-run loss to Australia at Lord's on Tuesday.
The Poms were trying to run down Australia's underwhelming 285 and were placed precariously on 7/177 with Ben Stokes carrying the chase on 89.
Bookies Unibet are now pricing England at 11/4 (+275) to win the Cricket World Cup, having previously put them in as 21/10 (+210) second favourites behind India to claim the trophy.
"Mitch and I do do different roles throughout the team".