Pietersen fit for England in final Ashes test

KP should be fit to join his England teammates in the final Ashes test at the Oval after a period of rest say the ECB

England's hopes of creating Ashes history received a huge boost yesterday, after Kevin Pietersen was passed fit for his home test at the Oval, starting on August 21st.

The batsman who plays his domestic cricket at the Oval for Surrey, has recovered from what England Head Coach, Andy Flower described as a "calf niggle" and will be fit to play in the fifth test against Australia.

Should England win the match, it will create history as the first time that they have won a home series by a shoreline of 4-0.

Pietersen was expecting to be called up to join the Surrey Brown Caps as they prepare for the Twenty20 finals day however it was advised that he rest as a precaution before the clash.

KP who played a key role in Monday's, series winning performance at Durham's Riverside Stadium, was called in for a scan on his knee today in what the ECB describe as 'ongoing monitoring of a historic injury.'

Former England wicketkeeper and Surrey caretaker coach, Alec Stewart said:" it's not right that we expect Kevin to play, it wouldn't be right we just hope his knee is ok and that he can play in the final Ashes test."

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