South Africa in England 2012 August 9, 2012

A tricky build-up to Lord's

Stephen Brenkley, in the Independent , says the latest situation involving Kevin Pietersen and the England team has made the build-up to the Lord's Test much trickier.

Stephen Brenkley, in the Independent, says the latest situation involving Kevin Pietersen and the England team has made the build-up to the Lord's Test much trickier.

No matter what happens now, the selectors are in a mess for the third Test. When they sit down to pick the team in the next two days, with the squad announcement due on Sunday, they must first decide on Pietersen's status.

Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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