Eoin Morgan, left, slammed the door shut on Kevin Pietersen being selected for England's ICC World Twenty20 squad.

Eoin Morgan rules out Kevin Pietersen making T20 return for England

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Eoin Morgan has unequivocally ended any faint hopes Kevin Pietersen might have had of being selected in England's ICC World Twenty20 squad on Wednesday

Pietersen's exile from the England team since the end of the 2013-14 Ashes has been well documented, with England and Wales Cricket Board director Andrew Strauss citing a "massive trust issue" in ruling out a return last year.

The controversial batsman's outstanding form in the Ram Slam T20 in South Africa and Australia's Big Bash League led to speculation of a recall for the 35-year-old in the shortest format of the game.

But limited-overs captain Morgan told the Daily Mail: "That door is completely shut. Kevin will not be picked. That's from me."

Pietersen responded on Twitter: "Interesting he's saying it's HIS call! Very interesting! Hmmmmm...!"

Earlier, Pietersen championed the cause of Melbourne Stars team-mate Luke Wright, who has not played for England in nearly two years but also impressed in the recently-concluded BBL.

Above a picture of the pair, Pietersen wrote: "This guy HAS TO be in England's T20 squad whenever it's announced! Not seen him bat any better! @lukewright204."

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