Kevin Pietersen might not be able to play for England in the upcoming test series against New Zealand which will start in the third week of May.
Pietersen had discovered a knee injury on the New Zealand tour and was ruled out from the third test match of that series. He has been out of cricket since then.
He was expected to get fit before the home series against New Zealand, but, his recovery hasn’t been as fast as it was anticipated. He still has a lot of problems in his knee and there have been a few reports that he might have to go through surgery.
Now, England would certainly not want that. If Pietersen has to go through surgery, he will certainly miss the Champions Trophy and the initial parts of the Ashes series.
In a couple of days’ time, there will be a meeting of the medical staff of the England Cricket team and in that meeting; Pietersen’s fitness will be discussed. The medical staff is expected to advice Pietersen to rest for a few more days.
However, there is some good news for the England team management as well. Tim Bresnan has completely recovered from his elbow injury and he is ready to play his first competitive match in 3 months. He will feature for his county Yorkshire in a friendly fixture against Lancashire which is going to be played at Headingley.
When asked about the condition of his elbow, Bresnan said, “My elbow is fine now. I have been bowling with good pace in the nets and now, I am looking forward to have a crack against Lancashire.”
“I don’t want to miss any more matches. I have missed a lot of them. I just want to play more and more games for Yorkshire and take a lot of wickets so that I can get back into the national side again.”