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Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Kevin Pietersen only has “a 10% chance” of making his international comeback.
Vaughan’s comments come after incoming England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves hinted that Pietersen could be included in the national team if he starts playing a lot more county cricket.
It is currently understood that Pietersen is debating whether he should withdraw from the Indian Premier League (IPL) and play an entire season of county cricket in England.
“It’s not more than a 10% chance he’ll play for England,” Vaughan told the BBC. “He’s had fallouts with the coach, he’s had fallouts with the managing director, he has fallen out with Alastair Cook, the captain.
“It’s a long shot, particularly with this management. But if there is a bit of change, if he is scoring double centuries for Surrey and England continue to play badly, that drum will be getting beaten very loud.
“The carrot has been dangled. It’s a tiny carrot. But there’s quite a bit to go between playing for Surrey again and playing for England again. Cricket isn’t getting many column inches in England – it would get plenty if he came back. If I was a selector, I wouldn’t rule out his return.”