Kevin Pietersen ruled out of England Test series against New Zealand
Kevin Pietersen has been discounted of England's two-match arrangement against New Zealand in May as he proceeds his recuperation from an knee harm.
The England and Wales Cricket Board affirmed on Tuesday morning that the Surrey batsman might be given more time off with an specific end goal to demonstrate his fitness for the Champions Trophy in June instead of be surged back for the first global engagement of a frenzied summer.
The ECB composed on its official Twitter food: "@kevinpp24 has been discounted of the Investec Test arrangement vs @BLACKCAPS as he proceeds his recuperation from skeletal substance wounding to his right knee. Pietersen will have a rehash sweep afterward week to verify when he has the ability to continue preparing."
Pietersen tweeted: "Injuries are an sportsman's most exceedingly awful bad dream! This one is harming me the most.." according to strong wires he appropriated on the long range interpersonal communication site, Pietersen thought of he was "attempting" to be fit for the Ashes progression and that he had his "fingers crossed".
England will have a clearer thought afterward week if Pietersen will be accessible for their three one-day internationals against New Zealand or the ICC Champions Trophy in June.
England then have two Twenty20 matches against the Black Caps after the peak of the 2013 summer, an Ashes succession against Australia, which begins on 10 July at Trent Bridge.
The ECB explanation read: "England and Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen has been discounted of the upcoming Investec Test progression against New Zealand as he proceeds his recuperation from noteworthy bone wounding to his right knee. Pietersen will have a rehash output afterward week to verify when he has the capacity to continue preparing."
Pietersen first felt torment in his right knee throughout England's tour of New Zealand and he flew home after the third Test for further examination.