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Cricket Betting: Pietersen fit to play in fifth Test against Australia
By Andrew Scott Thursday, 15 August 2013 05:11
Cricket betting fans were very relieved to learn that Kevin Pietersen is fit to play in the fifth Test against Australia which will begin on August 21.
Pay per head sportsbooks know that England will aim to make history at The Oval with very good cricket scores by finishing a first-ever 4-0 home series Ashes win, but there were concerns over Pietersen’s fitness.
Andy Flower, England head coach, already refused Pietersen permission to play this weekend for Surrey in the Twenty20 finals day so he could rest the calf niggle that was giving him problems since the second Test, and cricket betting fans know how important it is for the player to take some rest.
Cricket betting fans learned that on Wednesday, an ECB statement released said: “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.
“Kevin remains available for selection for the fifth Ashes Test and will continue to receive treatment on his right knee as part of his rehabilitation programme over the course of remainder of the series and beyond.”
Price per head services found out that Alec Stewart, Surrey’s caretaker coach, accepted the decision to not make Pietersen available at the weekend for a rare Brown Caps appearance.
He told Sky Sports News: “There are no problems at all and we fully understand.
“It wouldn’t be right for Kev to play in t20 finals day – we accept that. Hopefully his knee is right for the Test next week.”
And cricket betting fans are confident that the player will be good to go.
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Pay per head sportsbooks found out that England will name their squad for the final Test on Saturday, while Australia will go to Northampton for a two-day match against the England Lions beginning on Friday, and cricket betting fans all over the world can’t wait to see the action and very good cricket scores.