Cook worried over Pietersen's knee injury ahead of Wellington Test

London, Mar 11 (ANI): England captain Alastair Cook has admitted star batsman Kevin Pietersen's knee is bit of concern ahead of their second Test match against New Zealand in Wellington.

Pietersen had complained of pain in his right knee during the first Test match in Dunedin, which ended in a draw, the Telegraph reports.

Pietersen spent a lengthy period off the field having treatment on Friday during New Zealand's first innings and batted in England's second innings with strapping on his knee.

Cook described Pietersen's knee as a bit of a concern but is hopeful he will be fit for the start of the second Test at the Basin Reserve on Thursday.

This management set-up is very wary of giving the opposition any clues to the composition of the team and when asked before the start of the first Test if there were any injuries Cook said there were a couple of niggles, the paper reported.

Pietersen has a very busy period looming, as this tour ends on March 27 and he is expected to spend only around three days at home before flying out to the Indian Premier League, the paper said. (ANI)

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