Former Australian legend Shane Warne believes that England can not retain Ashes without Kevin Pietersen. The English middle order batsman is currently suffering from an Achilles tendon injury which forced him out from England’s home ODI series against West Indies. Though Pietersen took part in twenty20 world cup 2009, he is now uncertain for the Ashes 2009 because he has not got over the injury fully.
An inspired England retained Ashes title in 2005 and Pietersen played a big role behind England’s Ashes triumph. However, England lost the title two years later in Australia in 2007. Now, England is determined to retain the Ashes title this year. So, I also think that Pietersen’s presence would be vital for England.