Kevin Pietersen: I’d love to play for England again

Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen underlines his desire to play for England again after being axed in February

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Kevin Pietersen played 104 Test matches for England Photo: The Sport Review

Kevin Pietersen has underlined his desire to play for England again in the future.

The 34-year-old was axed by Alastair Cook and the ECB following England’s disastrous Ashes whitewash during the winter, with head coach Andy Flower standing down.

Pietersen, who has been a controversial and decisive figure in the national set-up, is England’s fourth all-time record Test run-scorer, helping securing three successive Ashes triumphs.

And the South African-born batsman indicated that he would be open to a return to the England set-up in the future.

“I’ve always said I’d love to play for England again. Certain things have put a halt to that, but I’m 34, my body feels great,” Pietersen told BBC Sport.

“My resume is OK – my job application is still there!”

Pietersen took to his Instagram on Friday to show excitement at his return to Lord’s ahead of MCC against Rest of the World on Saturday.

Pietersen posted: “My space reserved in the Lord’s dressing room. Clothes ready! So excited about tomorrow. I didn’t think I’d have this opportunity to play in front of a full house at Lord’s again. I still do hope that things change and I play for England here again. Time will tell…….”

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