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Kevin Pietersen announces return to Surrey for Natwest T20 Blast

Kevin Pietersen is set to make a comeback to English cricket and will be playing for Surrey in the Natwest T20 Blast later this year, after recently withdrawing from the Carribean Premier League.

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The 36-year-old former England Captain will be playing his first game against Essex at The Oval on 19 July.

 

 

 

Pietersen is England's third-highest run scorer in international T20s behind Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales, and was also a part of the England team that won the World T20 title in 2010. Pietersen made his last appearance for England in June 2015.

He recently helped his team Quetta Gladiators reach the PSL Final. He was sluggish in the initial matches but bounced back by scoring 2 half centuries including a match-winning 88 not out off 42 balls against Lahore Qalandars, in which he hit eight sixes.

“I’m absolutely over the moon to be joining Surrey again. I’ve missed playing here at home and it’s going to be a special feeling walking out at The Kia Oval again. We’ve got some seriously talented guys in our team and I’m very confident we can achieve something really special this season. I’ve had some great times at this club and ground over the years; it’s a special place with top people, and I’m looking forward to once again being part of it.” Pietersen said.

Alec Stewart, the Surrey director of cricket welcomed Kevin Pietersen and praised him for the experience he brings to the side.

 

 

 

 “Re-signing KP is a massive boost to the club and the NatWest T20 Blast competition.

“To have a player of his undoubted calibre available to us will add strength and experience to our squad and I’m sure all our fans will enjoy seeing him back playing in England again.

“His work ethic and appetite for success are infectious and our squad have always enjoyed having him around the dressing room and performing out in the middle.” Alec said

 

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