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Pietersen faces race against time

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Kevin Pietersen, 33, is hoping to overcome a calf injury in time to feature in the third Ashes test at Old Trafford on Thursday – and England will give him until the last minute to prove his fitness, according to the Daily Mail.

The South-African born batsman has been included in the 14-man squad but is still unsure whether he will recover in time. 

The England selectors have included James Taylor, 23, who recently scored 121 not out for Sussex against Australia in preparation for the third test, to fill the gap if Pietersen fails his fitness test. 

England will monitor the 33-year-old but a final decision is unlikely to be made before Wednesday. 

England are currently leading the series 2-0 and looking for a series win and to retain the Ashes. 

Monty Panesar and Chris Tremlett, both 31, were also called up to the national side with Steven Finn and Graham Onions being dropped and returning to county duty. 

Meanwhile, Cricket Australia has confirmed that batsman David Warner has rejoined the squad ahead of third test. Warner was banned from first team involvement after attacking England’s Joe Root in a bar.

 

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