Home > News >

Kevin Pietersen’s Surrey return delayed by finger injury

Kevin Pietersen is a casualty of the disastrous Ashes 2013-14 tour to Australia © Getty Images
Kevin Pietersen is a casualty of the disastrous Ashes 2013-14 tour to Australia © Getty Images

London: May 30, 2014

Kevin Pietersen‘s return to action for Surrey following his controversial England exit has been delayed due to a finger injury. Pietersen had hoped to play for Surrey in their Twenty20 fixture against Middlesex on Friday, but a statement on the English County’s website said Pietersen would not be risked due to the finger problem.

The South Africa-born batsman is still to make his seasonal debut on the County scene and when he does, it will be his first game on home soil since his acrimonious parting of ways with the England team.

He was a casualty of the disastrous recent Ashes 2013-14 tour, which saw England thrashed 5-0 by Australia, and has been forced to deny suggestions he was a disruptive influence on his teammates during a series in which he finished as his side’s leading run-scorer.

Since Pietersen’s central contract with England was terminated, he has been on Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 duty with Delhi Daredevils, but is travelling back home to play for Surrey in the T20 Blast competition.

“Kevin Pietersen is unavailable for the game due to ongoing problems with the finger injury which hampered him throughout the IPL. After seeing a hand specialist today Kevin has been told he does not need surgery but will require five days of intensive physiotherapy,” the Surrey statement said.

“Pietersen will be available to play against Essex in the T20 Blast at The Oval on Friday June 6 and for the remainder of the competition.”

Pietersen then took to Twitter to confirm his Surrey debut was likely to come next week.

“Frustrating having to miss tomorrow night for @surreycricket, but all being well, my debut for summer ’14 will be next week!,” he tweeted.

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Nottingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Birmingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

More

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Dambulla

SL won by 7 wkts (D/L method)

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Basseterre, St Kitts

No result

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Cardiff

India won by 133 runs

Photos

Aaron Finch's record 156 vs England in T20I

Videos

Alastair Cook looks ahead to 3rd ODI at Nottingham

MS Dhoni records most stumpings in international cricket during India-England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Suresh Raina dismissed as India inch closer

Give Virat Kohli a break, India

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Why India will miss Rohit Sharma

MS Dhoni’s statistics at No 5 and 6 in ODIs are phenomenal

Australia England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014

India vs England 2014, 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Suresh Raina dismissed for 42

India vs England 2014, 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Ambati Rayudu gets 3rd ODI half-century

India vs England, 3rd ODI: Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina lead India’s charge

India vs England, 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Suresh Raina on the charge for India

Usain Bolt to play with fans during maiden India visit

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 3rd ODI at Dambulla: Highlights

MS Dhoni records most stumpings in international cricket during India-England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge

Give Virat Kohli a break, India

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Why India will miss Rohit Sharma

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: India’s likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

667 Posts | 6 Fans

10 Most Unbeatable Records in Cricket

HTC to finally unveil two wearables, Desire 820 with 64-bit processor at IFA on September 4

Deepika Padukone wishes Ranbir Kapoor and his football club Mumbai City FC good luck!

This is the only Apple iPhone 6 leak video you should watch ahead of September 9 launch

India vs England 3rd ODI: India reach 138/3 in 30 overs; Need 90 more runs to win

Ebola infected monkeys said to be recovering with ZMapp

NGOs pursue education for all

Beware! sugary drinks may increase risk of cancer and heart disease

India vs England 3rd ODI: India reach 173/3 in 35 overs; Need 55 more runs to win

Bigg Boss 8 new promo video: Salman Khan asks viewers to watch out for his grand comeback-watch video!

India vs England, 3rd ODI: Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina lead India’s charge

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here