Pietersen ‘returning to Surrey’

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Pietersen’s Oval contract was cancelled in October last year, but he has previously told Sky Sports he would consider returning if there was a chance of reviving his England career.

No deal with any county has been announced, but Sangakkara appeared to let slip Pietersen’s plans when he spoke to Sky Sports’ Word Cup channel in the aftermath of his country’s quarter-final exit.

He said: “I’m looking forward to playing at Surrey and working with (coach) Graham Ford, and KP’s coming back I hear so that’ll be very exciting in the dressing room.

“I reckon he (KP) will be fantastic anywhere he plays. He is just a magnificent player and he has been through some tough times.

“I’m sure that would have really shaped the way he is as a person and really had him thinking things through. I just think he’s a great player and anyone would be happy with such a great player coming back into your side.

“I’m sure he is looking forward to knocking on that (England) door and hopefully getting in.”