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Home / Cricket News / Thank a Lord: Cook upbeat about KP as star batsman trains with England during HQ

Thank a Lord: Cook upbeat about KP as star batsman trains with England during HQ

By
Rory Dollard, Press Association

08:02 EST, 30 May 2013
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09:24 EST, 30 May 2013

 

England captain Alastair Cook has given an upbeat criticism of Kevin Pietersen’s ongoing rehabilitation.

Pietersen has not played competitively given a knee damage saw him sent home early from England’s debate of New Zealand in March.

He was subsequently ruled out of a lapse array on home turf, as good as a stirring Champions Trophy.

Lording it: Kevin Pietersen behind during Lord's following a net event with a England team

Lording it: Kevin Pietersen behind during Lord’s following a net event with a England team

Having a laugh: Kevin Pietersen was in a thick of it during a England nets session

Having a laugh: Kevin Pietersen was in a thick of it during a England nets session

Back in a fold: Pietersen shares a fun with Jos Buttler

Back in a fold: Pietersen shares a fun with Jos Buttler

But he stays pivotal to England’s Ashes
hopes and his quip is being closely monitored, with Pietersen
meeting group executive Andy Flower during Lord’s today.

He is also behind in a nets and Cook believes a signs are good.

“It’s good news for England cricket to have him behind personification again,” Cook told Sky Sports News.

“He’s practising initial of all and it’s enlivening that he’s surpassing good from that injury.

“Things are looking certain on that note and hopefully it’s not too prolonged until he’s out in a middle.”

Greetings: Kevin Pietersen (left) shakes hands with Stuart Broad

Greetings: Kevin Pietersen (left) shakes hands with Stuart Broad

Upbeat assessment: Alastair Cook (left), here with limited-overs manager Ashley Giles, says Pietersen's liberation is going well

Upbeat assessment: Alastair Cook (left), here with limited-overs manager Ashley Giles, says Pietersen’s liberation is going well

For now, though, Cook’s immediate
focus is on Friday’s initial one-day general compare opposite New
Zealand and a tellurian contest that follows.

“We’ve got 3 games here in this
very critical series, afterwards a Champions Trophy and we wish to win as
many of those games as possible,” he said.

“Winning breeds certainty and any time we have new success over an antithesis we take confidence.

“It’s a unequivocally good exam in a conditions.”

Eye on a ball: Pietersen bats in a nets during Lords

Eye on a ball: Pietersen bats in a nets during Lords

Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen

Net gains: Kevin Pietersen posted cinema of him practising on his possess indoors

Surrey seamer Jade Dernbach has been combined to England’s patrol for a ODI array opposite New Zealand.

Dernbach will yield cover for
Yorkshire’s Tim Bresnan, whose mother is approaching to give birth during the
three-match NatWest Series.

Bresnan has not played for England given January’s one-day array in India, after that he was sent for an bend operation.

Jade Dernbach

Tim Bresnan

Cover: Jade Dernbach (left) has been called into a ODI patrol to face New Zealand after Tim Bresnan pulled out

He has been behind in movement for
Yorkshire, though England will be anticipating to see him in general action
before a start of a Champions Trophy.

England’s initial diversion of the
tournament, opposite Sri Lanka in Cardiff, is only 4 days after their
final compare opposite New Zealand.

As such, Dernbach – who is not partial of a Champions Trophy patrol – might be doubtful to play even if Bresnan is unavailable.

Instead, a likes of of Chris Woakes, Ravi Bopara and James Tredwell will all be angling for diversion time.

Flying start: Jos Buttler (second left) takes a locate during a use session

Flying start: Jos Buttler (second left) takes a locate during a use session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good, a longer he is out a better. Morale in a sauce room is ultra high with KP out a way. Wer don’t need these me, me, me,,me players in a team, we need group group who are not selfish.

Mable Thorpe
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Skegness, United Kingdom,
31/5/2013 11:35

Great to see KP back.

DEVAN
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Wembly,
30/5/2013 19:24

Welcome behind KP!

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Kampala,
30/5/2013 18:20

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