It is unclear as yet whether the England star will be fit to compete in the third match at Old Trafford.

Pundits are already questioning who will come into the England team should Pietersen not recover in time.

Before the test series KP’s role was highlighted as key by pundits from all quarters however that hasn’t proved the case given the underperformance of Australia’s top order.

There are plenty of England batsman that could come in, with Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara top of most lists.

Some have posited that England might try to bring in a fifth bowler, potentially a second spinner.

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