IPL 2015: 'Angry and hurt' Kevin Pietersen to join Sunrisers Hyderabad

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London, May 13: With a recall to England's team ruled out, Kevin Pietersen will now join Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) this weekend to play in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2015 (IPL 8).

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Yesterday (May 12), Pietersen was told by England's new director of cricket and former captain Andrew Strauss that he doesn't have any chance of selection to the national team due to "massive trust issue". (Still no team in playoffs)

Kevin Pietersen set to join SRH

After this development, Pietersen said he was "angry and hurt". And added that he will travel to India on Friday (May 15) to fulfill his contract with SRH.

At this year's IPL players auction, SRH bought Pietersen for Rs 2 crore. However, the batsman preferred to skip the tournament and play for Surrey in a bid to improve his chances of making a comeback to the England side. He hit a triple century yesterday but that was not enough to win back his England cap.

"Under the agreement of releasing me from my IPL contract, Sunrisers Hyderabad have the right to recall me for the final stages of the tournament, so on Friday - at their request - I'll be travelling out to India," Pietersen wrote in "The Telegraph" newspaper today.

"It'll give me a good opportunity to cool down and assess what I'm going to do next. I'm just sorry it won't be putting on an England shirt," he added.

SRH have 2 more games in the league stage. Pietersen is expected to play in the last match, against Mumbai Indians on Sunday (May 17). They are still in contention for a spot in the playoffs.

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