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  Kevin Pietersen to play for South Africa

Kevin Pietersen to play for South Africa

DECCAN CHRONICLE/ANI
Published : Feb 19, 2016, 11:03 am IST
Updated : Feb 19, 2016, 11:03 am IST

The maverick batsman displayed a rich vein of form in the recent Ram Slam T20 and Big Bash League.

Kevin Pietersen
 Kevin Pietersen

The maverick batsman displayed a rich vein of form in the recent Ram Slam T20 and Big Bash League.

Out-of-favour England batsman Kevin Pietersen is reportedly not considering playing for his birth country South Africa.

 

However, Kevin Pietersen kept his Twitter followers guessing as he discussed where he could bat for South Africa if he gets a chance to play alongside AB de Villiers.

In fact, he also asked his friend and British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan should he consider a move to South Africa.

Earlier, former England fast bowler Darren Gough observed that the maverick batsman would be tempted to represent his country of birth considering the treatment meted out to him by the England cricket board.

As per the International Cricket Council rules, a player must wait four years to re-qualify for another side if he has represented a Test-playing country, Sport24 reported.

 

Last year, Pietersen's hopes of earning an England recall suffered a heavy blow when Andrew Strauss, the England and Wales Cricket Board's director, told the batsman that he would not be considered for an international recall.

Strauss had cited a 'massive trust issue' between him and the sacked batsman as the reason behind the decision to not select him for the 2015 Ashes series, which England won by 3-2.

Pietersen, a veteran of 104 Tests and 136 one-day caps for England, has been out of the national squad since his central contract was cancelled by the ECB following the team's Ashes washout by Australia in 2014.

He displayed a rich vein of form in the recent Ram Slam T20 in South Africa and Australia's Big Bash League and is set to play in the upcoming Indian Premier League.

 

Location: South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg