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PIETERSEN RULED OUT, BAIRSTOW IN

English middle order batsman, Kevin Pietersen, has been ruled out of major cricket for almost two months due to knee injury.

 

The flamboyant batsman, who stormed backto the English team in style with a masterful 186 against India in a test match in Mumbai in November, had played the first two match of the ongoing test series against New Zealand albeit the injury.

 

However, pietersen was ruled out for the series deciding third test on the eve of the last test of the series, which has seen the first two testsend in futile draws. With England facing the Australians for a rare double Ashes series, later this year, England Captain Alastair Cook, believes his superstar batsmanwill be back in the squad pretty soon.

 

According to media reports, the English Selectors have decided not to take a chance with the injury after Pietersen formally informedhis team that he was having trouble with the knee.

 

With off-spinner Graeme Swann, also in the sidelines, the English Team is hoping that both of it’s supreme performers will be back to the side in nearest future, captain Alastair Cook has said to the media.For the tour decider third test, the English team has entrusted the service of middle order batsman JOhnny Bairstow in the absence of Pietersen.

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