Pietersen set for Ashes finale despite knee trouble

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LONDON: England batsman Kevin Pietersen remains available for next week's final Ashes Test despite undergoing a scan on his troublesome right knee on Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.       Pietersen's prospects of playing in the fifth Test, which will take place at The Oval, his Surrey home ground, were called into question when it emerged he was having a scan on his knee.       However, an ECB statement said it was a routine part of his recovery from an injury suffered earlier this year.       "Kevin Pietersen had a precautionary scan on his right knee today as part of an ongoing monitoring process following the bone bruising injury that occurred in February," said the statement.       "Kevin remains available for selection for the 5th Investec Ashes Test and will continue to receive treatment on his right knee as part of his rehabilitation programme over the course of the remainder of the series and beyond."

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