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09 December 2023

Why Kevin Pieterson wants to be England's 'googly'

England's Kevin Pieterson plays a shot during the third day of the fourth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at the Durham cricket ground in Durham, north-east England on August 11, 2013. (AFP)


Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has restated his ambition to return to international cricket, saying he believes that current one-day captain Eoin Morgan would welcome his return.

Pietersen was dropped by England after last year's Ashes series in Australia and, in a tell-all book, was harshly critical of former teammates and England's administration.

In an interview with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Australia's Channel 10 on Tuesday, Pietersen said "I don't know why I'm not playing for England. I haven't got a clue."

He added "I know that the current captain would love to have me in the England team. I want to play for England. I'm hitting it okay and I get along pretty well with most of the guys in there, if not all of them."