Kevin Pietersen a great example for youngsters, says England coach

Pietersen is now the one star name left in the squad for the ongoing one-day series against Australia, with England resting regular captain Alastair Cook.

updated: September 11, 2013 11:48 IST
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Birmingham: Kevin Pietersen is setting a "great example" to the novice players in England's one-day squad, according to limited-overs coach Ashley Giles.

Just over a year ago, world-class batsman Pietersen was briefly exiled from the national side after being accused of sending derogatory text messages regarding then England captain Andrew Strauss to South Africa players.

But following Strauss's retirement, former skipper Pietersen has been "reintegrated" into the England set-up.

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