England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand that begins in May due to his knee injury.
Bone bruising to the right knee forced him to miss both the final Test against New Zealand in Auckland in March and the Indian Premier League.
He is set to undergo further scans next week which will give the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) an indication of when he will be able to begin training again.
Following the Test series against New Zealand, England play three One-Day Internationals against the Black Caps before the Champions Trophy gets underway on 6th June.
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