Kevin Pietersen glad to be back in England T20 squad

Pietersen, 32, was included on Thursday in England's squad for the Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand at his Surrey home ground of The Oval in south London.

updated: June 21, 2013 09:57 IST
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Cardiff: Kevin Pietersen has spoken of his relief at returning to international action after being included in the England squad for next week's Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand.

Pietersen had been unavailable to England since March due to a knee injury.

The South Africa-born shotmaker is regarded as the most talented batsman in the England set-up and has scored 7,499 runs, including 22 hundreds, in 94 Tests at an impressive average of 49.01.

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