Is Kevin Pietersen Set To Return To International Cricket?

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| July 20 , 2017 , 14:21 IST

Kevin Pietersen made a shocking revelation on Wednesday when he revealed that he is open to the idea of returning to International cricket with his native country South Africa.

Kevin Pietersen was involved in a lot of controversies with the England and Wales Cricket Board. Pietersen was sacked by the England and Wales cricket board after the Ashes loss in the 2013-2014 season.

After that, he started playing for various domestic T-20 leagues all over the world. Pietersen will be eligible to play for the South Africa in 2019 before the World Cup.

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"You are talking about in two years' time. Would I? Who knows? We'll have to wait and see where I am. I'm in a happy place right now," Pietersen said. "I'm going to be playing a lot of cricket in South Africa over the next two years, so we'll see.

"The issue with (playing in) England next year is I'm building a lodge in Africa and the time I'll be there with my family and doing stuff in Africa is over this period, so I won't be in England next year. And then I don't think at 39 I fancy warm-ups in the summer," he added

Kevin Pietersen recently smashed a half century which helped his team Sussex win by 10 runs against Essex in the Natwest T20 Blast.

"I love batting: I will bat for as long as I love the art of batting," he said. "I do at the moment, but I'm an old man now, I've just hurt my calf, I didn't field. If I had gone out there and started sprinting I could have done a lot of damage to it."