England receives Pietersen boost ahead of Oval Test

Published: Monday, August 20, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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London: Kevin Pietersen provided a welcome boost to England's hopes of avoiding a home series defeat to India on Wednesday by returning to training on the eve of the third and final Test at The Oval.

The 27-year-old Hampshire batsman missed Tuesday's practice session due to high temperature.

A statement on the England and Wales Cricket Board Web site (www.ecb.co.uk) on Wednesday said Pietersen had responded well to a course of antibiotics

England, who trail India 1-0, have not lost a home series since 2001 when they were defeated by Australia.

Pietersen, who hit a century in the drawn first Test at Lord's, has not missed a Test since making his debut against Australia at the same ground two years ago.

Squad: Michael Vaughan (capt), Alastair Cook, Andrew Strauss, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matt Prior (wk), Stuart Broad, Chris Tremlett, Monty Panesar, Ryan Sidebottom and James Anderson.


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