As widely expected, Kevin Pietersen has been named captain of England. You can read about it here, here, here and here. He was the only guy to be guaranteed a place in all three iterations of the game, and it should stop him running off to play IPL.

I remain unconvinced that you should burden your star player with the job of captaincy. It didn’t work with Beefy or Flintoff, and – while I wish KP the best – I have concerns that it may impact on his batting.