London: Former England star Kevin Pietersen was on Friday confirmed for the Lord's bicentenary celebration match between the MCC and the Rest of the World at the famous London ground on July 5. The announcement comes after he was drafted by the St Lucia Zouks to take part in this year's Caribbean Premier League, and the 33-year-old will turn out for the Rest of the World XI alongside captain Shane Warne and Sri Lanka spin star Muttiah Muralitharan. (Click here for latest on Cricket)
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee will play for the MCC, who will be led by India legend Sachin Tendulkar and will also call upon Rahul Dravid and Paul Collingwood.
Pietersen said: "I was very pleased to be asked to be involved in this game and the chance to share the Lord's pitch with some of the best players in the world is one I was delighted to accept.