Eoin Morgan has faith in Kevin Pietersen

Eoin Morgan in action for England against Australia.
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England captain Eoin Morgan believes that Kevin Pietersen will be a big influence upon the team during the one-day series against Australia.

Captain Eoin Morgan has said that Kevin Pietersen's experience will be valuable to England's younger players for the forthcoming one-day series against Australia.

England will go into the five-match series without Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Graeme Swann and Ian Bell.

Morgan believes that Pietersen will be a big influence upon the side.

"Kev offers a hell of a lot as a senior player and as a batsman," Morgan told Cricket365.

"As a senior player he leads by example with the confidence in which he goes about his business. People rub off on that and that's crucial.

"When I first came into the team he was one of the more senior players and he was a guy you could turn to and ask difficult questions or have no hesitation in turning to him for a positive option. In that regard I think he's fantastic to have in the squad and back in for the one-day series."

The first ODI takes place at Headingley on Friday.

England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
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