Pietersen, speaking after warming-up for next week’s first Test against his native South Africa with a superb unbeaten 234 for Surrey against county champions Lancashire, added he had held talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) about ending his limited overs retirement.
“I’ve said before that, if the schedule was right, if they could sort my schedule out, I would love to play for another three or four years in all forms of cricket,” said Pietersen. “But the schedule at the moment is a nightmare. I hope something can be sorted out.”
If Pietersen is to play in the World Twenty20, England will have to move fast as the International Cricket Council deadline for naming initial 30-man squads is July 18.
“I’ve always said I want to play in Twenty20,” said Pietersen.