Kevin Pietersen will return to action tomorrow, after being included in the Surrey squad to face Yorkshire in a four-day match in the County Championship.
The 32-year-old has been out for three months with a knee injury, and last played in March during England's tour of New Zealand.
His return would hand England a major boost ahead of the Ashes, which start on July 10.
There had been doubts as to whether Pietersen, who has also been named in the England squad for the T20 internationals against New Zealand that follow the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy, would be fit for the Ashes.
However, KP recently tweeted that he was "feeling great" after a net session, which involved fitness work and fielding practice in addition to batting.
His return would undoubtedly strengthen England's batting line-up, which struggled without him in New Zealand, and was not really tested when the Kiwi's visited last month.
The right-hander has scored 7,499 runs at an average of 49.01 in 94 Test matches.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: https://bit.ly/12evFlH
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms