KP will ‘do anything’ to play Tests again

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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says he'll 'do anything' to get back into the Test side, and has even moved to void his Indian Premier League contract to make himself available for County cricket.

Pietersen was sacked at the start of 2014, with the ECB citing a breakdown in relations with the management and players, and he then retired from international cricket. But not that the ECB has a new boss, Colin Graves, the door has opened a smidge.

Graves has said Pietersen would need to score County runs, and while he is not signed with anyone now, his former county Surrey are leading the race of six suspected teams to sign him back on.

Pietersen told BBC Test Match Special "I would love to get county runs. I have expressed my interest in trying to get back into county cricket.

"If I can do anything that can help me get back into it for England then it's something I want to do. I love playing for England.

"There's a few things that need tinkering with, but I do want to make the right decision.

"I would have loved to have had it done sooner. I don't know how it's going to happen; I just have to wait and see."

All of that being said, former England skipper Michael Vaughan doesn't see Pietersen having a big chance of actually playing Test cricket again, saying there have been too many bridges burnt in the intervening year.

Vaughan told the BBC, saying Pietersen would have to prove himself with the bat before anything could happen: "It's not more than a 10% chance he'll play for England.

"He's had fall-outs with the coach, he's had fall-outs with the managing director, he has fallen out with Alastair Cook, the captain. It's a long shot, particularly with this management.

"But if there is a bit of change, if he is scoring double centuries for Surrey and England continue to play badly, that drum will be getting beaten very loud."

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