Kevin Pietersen back from the IPL to play for Surrey

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been named in a 13-man squad for Surrey’s LV=County Championship match against Worcestershire this week.

Pietersen is included in the Surrey squad for the first time this season having returned from a winter with England and playing in the Indian Premier League with the Delhi Daredevils.

George Edwards, who has been in excellent form with the ball for the Surrey Second XI, has also been included in the squad.

Jade Dernbach and Stuart Meaker are both away with the England Lions who play the West Indies in Northampton this week.

Surrey and Worcestershire met earlier in the season at the Kia Oval but the weather had the final say as the game ended in a draw.

Surrey Team Director Chris Adams said, “We are looking forward to getting back to playing Championship cricket again.

“Because of the weather our last game against Durham was washed out so it is over a fortnight since we played in the Championship and it will be good to get back into four day cricket.”

“We are delighted to have KP back with us and he will be looking to make a real impact as he gets back into the rhythm of playing the longer form of the game.”

“Once again our preparation has been thorough and by getting back to back wins in the CB40 competition last week we have spent quality time in the middle.

“That time will be of real benefit to us as we take on a good Worcestershire side once again over four days.”

The match had initially been switched switched to Kidderminster due to flooding at New Road but it has now been decided that the ground has recovered sufficiently for the match to be played in Worcester.

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