Johannesburg, Apr 5: Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reportedly been selected to play in the Lord’s bicentenary celebration match between the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and a Rest of the World XI at the ‘home of cricket’ on July 5.
Pietersen, who was drafted by the St Lucia Zouks to take part in this year’s Caribbean Premier League, will play in the Rest of the World XI alongside captain Shane Warne and Sri Lanka spin star Muttiah Muralitharan.
According to Sport24, Pietersen said that he was pleased to be asked to be involved in this game for the chance to share the Lord’s pitch with some of the best players in the world, adding that he is looking forward to celebrating the 200th anniversary of what is a ‘fantastic’ ground.
The report mentioned that former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee will play for the MCC, which will be led by India legend Sachin Tendulkar and will also call upon Rahul Dravid and Paul Collingwood.
Pietersen, who scored 1,520 runs in 26 international matches at Lord’s, was sensationally axed by England in the aftermath of their 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, the report added. (ANI)