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Pietersen recovers from stomach bug, fit for tomorrow's match

Written by: Staff

Kochi, Apr 5 (UNI) Explosive England batsman Kevin Pietersen has recovered from the stomach ailment that kept him out of the Goa match and is fit for the fourth ODI against India here tomorrow.

England wicket-keeper Geraint Jones, who addressed the press today instead of stand-in skipper Andrew Flintoff, said Kevin had recovered from the illness and he is available for selection for the all important match tomorrow.

England trail 0-3 and must win tomorrow's match to keep the seven-match series alive.

About the heat and humidity here, Jones opined that the conditions would be tough for the players and said his team members were used to it.

''I am dripping out,'' he said in a lighter vein and added that the team members were used to it. ''We have enough backup support to beat the heat during the match''.

Disagreeing with the view that England had lost the passion for the one-day games after drawing the test series 1-1 with a big win at Mumbai, Jones said the passion was still there and it would continue to be there.

''Only thing is that we are not successful'', he averred.

Jones said the cause of worry was the lack of runs from their main batsmen. ''We have been lacking in the run department. It needs to be addressed. We will discuss about this in the team meeting and decide on how to do well tomorrow''.

The wicket-keeper said the team would put behind the loss in the first three ODIs and get back into the series, like as they did in the tests.


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