Kevin Pietersen wants back into the England team now Alastair Cook has stepped down
Kevin Pietersen was sacked by England after the 2013-14 Ashes tour during which the tourists were beaten 5-0 by Australia and Alastair Cook is understood to have been one of the driving forces behind Pietersen's departure.
However, Cook yesterday announced that he would be standing down from the England captaincy after more than 50 Tests at the helm.
Joe Root is expected to be named as his replacement later this month but Pietersen believes another change could be afoot.
Kevin Pietersen is now something of a gun-for-hire around the world in T20 cricket
Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook's relationship deteriorated on their tour of Australia in 2013/14
"#BringBackKP," the 36-year-old tweeted yesterday.
Since having his Test career cut short – during which he scored more than 13,000 international runs – Pietersen has become a T20 specialist, travelling the globe to play in cricket's most lucrative competitions.
However, injury has blighted his recent progress.
Last year, he was restricted to just four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after injuring his calf.
The problem kept him out for much of 2016 and his stint in Australia with the Melbourne Stars saw him limp off with hamstring trouble during his final game of the Big Bash.
Pietersen has also pulled out of this year's IPL, citing family reasons and the large amounts of travel he has already endured in recent months.
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And while the South African-born batsman is desperate to rejoin the Test set up, his message calling for his own return has only garnered 2,000 retweets from his 3.22 million followers.