Kevin Pietersen set for Ashes finale

England batsman Kevin Pietersen remains available for the final Ashes Test to be held in next week, despite injury on his right knee, the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.

Pietersen’s is set to play in the fifth ashes, which will take place at The Oval, on his Surrey home ground.

“Kevin Pietersen had a precautionary scan on his right knee today as part of an ongoing monitoring process following the bone bruising injury that occurred in February,” said the statement.

“Kevin remains available for selection for the 5th Investec Ashes Test and will continue to receive treatment on his right knee as part of his rehabilitation programme over the course of the remainder of the series and beyond.”

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