Kevin Pietersen's is England's leading run scorer in Tests © Getty Images
Kevin Pietersen’s is England’s leading run scorer in Tests © Getty Images

Oct 17, 2014

Kevin Pietersen’s chances of appearing in an England shirt are slim. Geraint Jones, the former England wicketkeeper and teammate of Kevin Pietersen seems to think that he will never turn out for England again. Pietersen’s biography has caused a furore in the England cricketing establishment.

Jones told Reuters “An English county may pick him up for Twenty20 cricket next year but if they don’t I think he’s gone.”Kevin’s not featuring in four-day cricket these days so he could turn into one of those touring world T20 players. I think there’s a very good chance we won’t see him out in the middle again in England.”

“If you look at his performances in the last 12 months and the fact that he doesn’t play in the four-day format any more, he simply can’t play international cricket. You have to show some commitment and desire for a county side to warrant selection by England to back up all the chat. If Kevin’s serious he will go and play for a county next year and commit to everything, four-day cricket and all, but I can’t see that happening,” Jones said.

More from Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography here