Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke said yesterday that England will be a weaker team without Kevin Pietersen.
Speaking before his departure for the Caribbean, where Australia play two Tests against the West Indies en route to England for the five-Test Ashes series, starting in Cardiff on July 8, Clarke said: "There's a personal side, where I feel for KP because I get on well with him and I'd love to see him back playing for England.
His form has been outstanding. The other side is any team without Pietersen, I don't think is as strong. His statistics speak for themselves.