Pietersen doubtful for third Test
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:KP Pietersen, A Flintoff, AJ Strauss
Event:Australia in British Isles 2009

DateLine: 22nd July 2009


England skipper Andrew Strauss has expressed doubts about Kevin Pietersen's participation in the Edgbaston Test.


Pietersen's recurring Achilles tendon strain forced him out of the field for most of the Lord's Test, which England won to take a 1-0 lead.


"He's obviously hurting. We'll have to see how he goes after a few days' rest and recuperation. He'll put his feet up in front of the telly for a few days and we'll have to play it by the ear," Strauss said.


Strauss said he wants to play the eleven who can last full five days.


"The important thing for us is that the 11 we choose for the third Test at Edgbaston, we have to be very certain they get through the game. That's what the medical staff will have to guide us on," Strauss was quoted as saying by the 'Herald Sun'.


England's star all-rounder Andrew Flintoff though, has expressed hope to figure in all the remaining games.


"My aim in this series was to get on the field. The pleasing thing was I bowled all my overs. I may be in a bit of discomfort but I've spent most of my career in discomfort. That's nothing new.


"We've got three more Test matches. I want to play a major part in them and a major part in the team's success.


I'm confident. I'll do anything to get through these next three Tests," Flintoff said.


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