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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has announced that he is eager to play Test cricket again.
Pietersen noted that he wants to score 10,000 Test runs and beat Australia in an Ashes series after they whitewashed England 5-0 at the beginning of the year.
“I have 8,300 runs, I’d love to get 10,000 test runs,” he said. “I’d love to beat Australia again…last time, we got hammered. That doesn’t sit well. I’m not a player who likes being hammered, I’m a player who plays to win.”
Even though he has been playing a lot of domestic Twenty20 cricket since he was sacked, Pietersen stated that he gained some much-needed time off to recover from his chronic knee problem that troubled him during the last Ashes series.
“I should have had a microfracture (surgery) before the double Ashes last year,” he said. “But I was flying around this country getting injected by every single doctor to try to get myself through.
“Having not played Test cricket since January, my body has felt a hell of a lot better. I’m feeling good, ready to go.”