Pietersen hoping the knee injury that’s ruled him out of the New Zealand series won’t persist until July.
After the announcement that England batsman Kevin Pietersen would miss the visit of New Zealand in May through a knee injury, the Three Lions star is keeping his fingers crossed the problem won’t keep him out of the Ashes this summer.
Pietersen injured his knee during England’s tour of New Zealand in February and had to come home early from the Test series after the problem ruled him out of the final match.
The side missed the 32-year-old as they scraped a draw with the Black Caps and his absence will probably be felt again during the return visit of the Kiwis on home soil.
However, a bumper summer of cricket for the side is capped off by a highly anticipated Ashes series with Australia that starts in July.
Pietersen would be sorely missed for the clash with the Australians as he is widely regarded as England’s best player and the South African-born player has taken to Twitter to voice his concerns.
Injuries are a sportsman’s worst nightmare! This one is hurting me the most..
— Kevin Pietersen (@kevinpp24) April 16, 2013
The explosive batsman has responded to queries on the social network site about his fitness for the Ashes with comments of “fingers crossed.”
The first Test of the five-match series with Australia starts at Trent Bridge on 10 July, an amount of time England will be hoping is significantly large enough for Pietersen to be able to recover within.