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Cricket: Pietersen says still hoping for Test comeback

Sacked batting star Kevin Pietersen still hopes to return to international cricket and become the first England player to score 10,000 Test runs, according to an interview published Thursday. The 33-year-old Pietersen also insisted that former England skipper Andrew Strauss was a "good friend" despite their fallout over a text scandal, saying the episode was the biggest regret of his career. Pietersen, who was axed in February after England's disastrous tour to Australia, told the Indian Express newspaper that he had not given up hope of an international comeback.

Cricket: Axed Pietersen says he got on well with England team-mates

Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen denied he had a bad relationship with his team-mates, adding he was the first to help Jonathan Trott during his stress-related illness, a report said Wednesday. The England and Wales Cricket Board axed the South Africa-born Pietersen in February following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, despite him being England's leading run-scorer across all formats.

Cricket: Pietersen in Caribbean Premier League draft

England exile Kevin Pietersen's career as a freelance cricketer for hire is set to take him to the West Indies after the star batsman announced Friday he'd entered the draft for this year's Caribbean Premier League. Despite being England's leading run-scorer in all international formats, Pietersen saw his international career dramatically terminated after the team's recent 5-0 Ashes hammering in Australia.

Cricket: Pietersen in Caribbean Premier League draft

England exile Kevin Pietersen's career as a freelance cricketer for hire is set to take him to the West Indies after the star batsman announced Friday he'd entered the draft for this year's Caribbean Premier League. Despite being England's leading run-scorer in all international formats, Pietersen saw his international career dramatically terminated after the team's recent 5-0 Ashes hammering in Australia.

Cricket: Pietersen in Caribbean Premier League draft

England exile Kevin Pietersen's career as a freelance cricket for hire is set to take him to the West Indies after the star batsman announced Friday he'd entered the draft for this year's Caribbean Premier League. Despite being England's leading run-scorer in all international formats, Pietersen saw his international career dramatically terminated after the team's recent 5-0 Ashes hammering in Australia.

Cricket: Pietersen takes swipe at 'big cheese' Prior

Kevin Pietersen lashed out at Matt Prior on Friday as the controversial batsman labelled his former England team-mate a 'big cheese'. Pietersen, who has been axed by England after a turbulent Ashes tour, took his cheeky swipe in response to Prior's suggestion the England dressing room would be a better place without their flamboyant star. Prior had already been accused of having "stabbed (Pietersen) in the back" during the Ashes by journalist Piers Morgan, a friend of the South Africa-born batsman.

Cricket: 'Million-pound' Pietersen gets Twenty20 call

Kevin Pietersen was on Wednesday handed a berth in England's provisional 30-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20, which begins in Bangladesh in March. The 33-year-old batsman's international future has been the subject of speculation since England's humiliating 5-0 loss to Australia in the Ashes, with British media reports suggesting his place was at risk. However, while he has been called up for the World Twenty20, he is not guaranteed to play in the tournament as the squad will be cut in half following the forthcoming three-match Twenty20 series against Australia.

Cricket: Australia sweep Ashes series 5-0 over England

Australia completed a 5-0 Ashes clean sweep against England on Sunday as the hapless tourists crumbled to a humiliating 281-run defeat in the fifth Test in Sydney. Demoralised England capitulated after tea against the home side's formidable pace attack, losing seven wickets in 52 minutes on their way to being bundled out for 166 in 31.4 overs -- getting nowhere near the 448 victory target. It was the sixth time the beleaguered tourists had been skittled for under 200 in the five-match series.

Cricket: Australia crush England to seal 5-0 whitewash

Australia completed a 5-0 Ashes clean sweep against England on Sunday as the hapless tourists crumbled to a humiliating 281-run defeat in the fifth Test in Sydney. Demoralised England capitulated after tea against the home side's pace attack, losing seven wickets in 52 minutes on their way to being bundled out for 166 in 31.4 overs -- getting nowhere near the 448 target for victory.

Cricket: Australia crush England to seal 5-0 whitewash

Australia completed a 5-0 Ashes clean sweep against England on Sunday as the hapless tourists crumbled to a humiliating 281-run defeat in the fifth Test in Sydney. Demoralised England capitulated after tea against the home side's pace attack, losing seven wickets in 52 minutes on their way to being bundled out for 166 in 31.4 overs -- getting nowhere near the 448 target for victory.
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