James Anderson believes it would be 'brilliant' to have Kevin Pietersen on England's tour of India but Graeme Swann remains unconvinced.
Pietersen's prospective return to England's cricket team has dominated the lead-up to the tour of India, which starts with a Test in Ahmedabad on November 15.
The 32-year-old batsman was dumped from the team in August for sending text messages to members of the South African side, which belittled England captain Andrew Strauss.
Having since apologised, Anderson hopes Pietersen will be selected to play against India.
"If he is there, then brilliant," Anderson told the BBC on Friday."Hopefully we can draw a line under the whole episode and crack on with the tour of India."
But England off-spinner Swann is still troubled by Pietersen's disrespectful conduct, just before the third Test with South Africa, which was set to be Strauss' final international cricket match.
"The biggest shame for me was that it was going to be Strauss's last Test regardless," Swann said.
"He is such an unbelievable servant to our game and such a brilliant captain and for him to then have his last match tarnished by the whole sorry affair is a great shame for me.
"He deserved a lot better than that in his last game."
Strauss followed through with his plan to retire after the series with South Africa, which saw the visitors take the number one Test ranking away from England.
Anderson believes England need Pietersen back if they are to regain that ranking.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have decreed Pietersen must complete a reintegration period, which will be controlled by coach Andy Flower, before he will be selected again.
"We want to get back to number one and we need our best players to do that," Anderson said.
"Kevin is one of our best."
Pietersen has signed a new four-year contract with the ECB.