الإثنين , يونيو 15 2020

Pietersen wants to take on England

Ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen says he wants to play against his former team during their tour of Australia.

England play a Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra on Wednesday.

After hearing Mike Hussey was out injured, Pietersen said “Jeez, I fancy that”, and added when asked if he was available: “I’m always available.”

The 34-year-old,

discarded

by England after their 5-0 Ashes defeat last winter, is currently playing for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash.

Pietersen, who was speaking on the players’ microphone while playing for the Stars, went on to hit a run-a-ball 49 as his side beat Melbourne Renegades.

Former England captain Andrew Flintoff, who is playing for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash, responded on social media to Pietersen’s comment.

“If @KP24 plays for the Prime Minister’s XI they’ll need a turnstile at the bowlers end, they’ll be queuing up,” wrote Flintoff.

When Pietersen was informed of Flintoff’s

tweet, 

he said: “I wouldn’t mind facing Freddie at the moment. He is bowling backwards! I’d bat with a toothpick.”

Pietersen’s central contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was terminated

last February.

Following the tri-series, England will begin their World Cup campaign against Australia

on 14 February.

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