Kevin Pietersen makes himself available to face England

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Former England star Kevin Pietersen has made himself available for an Australian Prime Minister's XI who are due to play England in Canberra on Wednesday.

Pietersen sensationally made himself available via Twitter when he tweeted the Australian Prime Minister following the news that Aussie Mike Hussey has had to withdraw from the game due to injury.

He was straight to the point with his tweet to the Australian Premier when he said: "Dear @TonyAbbottMHR - I'm available x."

Pietersen continues to reiterate his desire to play for England despite seemingly being used as a scapegoat following the disastrous Ashes 5-0 whitewash 12 months ago.

Pietersen is enjoying his time in Australia at the moment playing for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash. Both himself and the team are in good form.

He has hit two half centuries in his five innings so far, including a run-a-ball 49 in Saturday's derby victory over the Melbourne Renegades. The Stars are currently sitting in third position in the table after winning their third game in a row.

The current form of Pietersen will obviously bring into question his omission from the England side, especially a side that is seriously struggling in the one-day format ahead of their triangular series with Australia and India and the following World Cup.

He is a player who will obviously relish the challenge of playing against his former team-mates, particularly against some who have been partly responsible for his international exile. I am not sure how the England players would greet his inclusion.

Does KP still feel as though he has something to prove, or is he using social media to try and sensationalise a story?

Whilst it appears far-fetched who knows what might happen in the on-going dramatic career of Pietersen. It would certainly be great viewing if Pietersen was drafted in at the last minute but I am not sure how it will be viewed by those at the ECB who clearly have their issues with the record-breaking batsmen.

If it does happen I expect there will be plenty of people tuning in to see how Pietersen performs.

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