27 Jun 2013

Pietersen due back for second T20 against NZ

6:07 am on 27 June 2013

England's stand-in limited overs cricket captain Eoin Morgan is backing Kevin Pietersen to help turn around his side's fortunes in the second Twenty20 international against the Black Caps tonight at the Oval in London.

Pietersen is expected to return to the England team for the first time since March, when he was forced out of their tour here last summer with a knee injury.

He hit an unbeaten 177 for Surrey against Yorkshire in the County Championship last weekend.