Kevin Pietersen Contemplates South Africa Switch

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen is contemplating switching allegiance to South Africa, according to recent reports.

The Pietermaritzburg-born batsman will become eligible to play for the Proteas in 2018, and he says representing the country could be a consideration.

“Yes, it is a thought in my head,” said Pietersen. “If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Obviously, playing international cricket is something I have done for a very long time.

“Do I miss playing international cricket? Do I miss batting in international cricket? Yes I do, very much, so you never know.

“The eligibility for South Africa is still over a year away, so we will have to wait and see but [an England call-up] is definitely still an option.”

Pieterson made his England debut during the 2005 Ashes series and proceeded to score 8,181 runs in 104 Tests, at an average of 47.28, for his adopted country.


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