Kevin Pietersen returns to English cricket
New Delhi : Kevin Pietersen is back in the English cricket. Not be surprise, he has not been selected for the England side, KP will play for Surrey in the Natwest T20 Blast.
The former England batsman last played for Surrey, his third county, in 2015, and has made his distaste for the English T20 competition well known due to its elongated nature. However, the Blast returns to Pietersen’s preferred block format this summer and he will be with the squad throughout competition.
Surrey’s director of cricket, Alec Stewart, said: “Re-signing KP is a massive boost to the club and the NatWest T20 Blast competition. To have a player of his undoubted calibre available to us will add strength and experience to our squad and I’m sure all our fans will enjoy seeing him back playing in England again. His work ethic and appetite for success are infectious and our squad have always enjoyed having him around the dressing room and performing out in the middle.”
This winter, the 36-year-old has played for Dolphins in South Africa, Melbourne Stars in Australia’s Big Bash League, and Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League, although he chose not to fly to Sunday’s final in Lahore. He pulled out of this season’s IPL auction in order to spend more time with his family.