London, June 3 (ANI): England cricket captain Andrew Strauss believes his key batsman Kevin Pietersen will conquer his problems against left-arm spin with a mountain of runs, as the team prepares to take on Sri Lanka in the second Test at Lords from today.
The Sun quoted Strauss, as saying: "It's a great thing that Kevin is doing extra work. He's been out a few times to left-arm spin so needs to make sure he addresses it. That's the way Test cricket goes. It's a game of cat and mouse and any weakness you might have is exploited. You need to stay a step or two ahead of the bowlers."
He added: "I think Kevin will have a very strong summer for us. He is in a good place mentally and he'll be determined to prove a point or two."
Four of Pietersen's 17 Test centuries have been at Lord's and the history and grandeur of the place usually inspires him.
But his only century for England in the past two years was a double hundred at Adelaide last December.
Strauss added: "Like all these things, it is partly mental and partly technical. But I don't think it's as big an issue as people are making out.
Strauss also said that the team's bowling unit has some real confidence going into the Lords Test.
Sri Lanka are likely to make two changes to their bowling attack by bringing in Dilhara Fernando and left-arm medium pacer Chamaka Welagedera. (ANI)
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