KP on brink of being ruled out of England-Kiwi series

London, Apr.16 (ANI): England cricketer Kevin Pietersen is on the brink of being ruled out of England Tests against New Zealand because of his knee injury.

According to the Daily Mirror, even if he doesn't need surgery to fix bone-bruising in his knee, Pietersen is not expected to be ready for next month's two-match series against the Kiwis.

The 32-year-old batsman has been in a knee brace since missing the final Test against New Zealand in the winter, and he is all but confirmed to be out of the return fixtures.

There remains some uncertainty over his recovery time from 'bruising on the bone' and, as we revealed last week, surgery could still be required.

However, a meeting with England medics this week will confirm that even if he does avoid the knife, his knee will not be strong enough for him to play for Surrey ahead of the two-Test series at Lord's, starting on May 16, and Headingley, from May 24.

There is, however, good news for England in the shape of a return of Yorkshire fast bowler Tim Bresnan, who has not played since England's one-day series win in India following more elbow surgery.

Now,he is ready to fire.

Bresnan saud that he was feeling much better and is looking forward to playing.(ANI)