Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen also said he wants to play the whole series © Getty Images

Nov 8, 2013

England’s star batsman Kevin Pietersen has said he is taking preventive measures to avoid his knee injury flaring up again in the Ashes 2013-14.

Pietersen informed in a video posted on England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) official Twitter feed, “I’m just working on my legs, trying to make sure my legs hold up.

“I’ve obviously had a knee issue so I’ve just got to make sure my rehab continues or else I could break down and I don’t want to break down. I want to play the whole series, an exciting series,” he said.

The first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane will be Pietersen’s 100th appearance for England.

Earlier this year, the right-handed batsman marked his return from injury with an unbeaten 177 for Surrey in their County Championship match away to Yorkshire.

Pietersen, arguably England’s most talented batsman, had been sidelined with a knee injury since leaving the tour of New Zealand in March 2013.

(With inputs from AFP)