The Ashes: Kevin Pietersen set for finale despite knee trouble

This has been a largely frustrating year for 33-year-old Kevin Pietersen. However, he has featured in all four Ashes matches, helping England retain the urn and win the series at 3-0 up, despite also suffering a calf problem in a mammoth 347-run win over Australia in the second Test at Lord's.

updated: August 15, 2013 09:10 IST
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London: England batsman Kevin Pietersen remains available for next week's final Ashes Test despite undergoing a scan on his troublesome right knee on Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.

Pietersen's prospects of playing in the fifth Test, which will take place at The Oval, his Surrey home ground, were called into question when it emerged he was having a scan on his knee.

However, an ECB statement said it was a routine part of his recovery from an injury suffered earlier this year.

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