Tuesday 7 January 2014 

Pietersen Sets 2015 Ashes Goal

Kevin Pietersen walks off
Kevin Pietersen says he wants to play on for England and help them regain the Ashes in 2015
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Kevin Pietersen tweeted last night (6th January) that he is determined to play a part when England look to regain The Ashes from Australia in 2015.

Pietersen scored 294 runs in the series to finish as England's leading run-scorer as they went down to a 5-0 defeat, but some fans and pundits have singled him out for criticism.

However, the Surrey player remains defiant and is keen to remain part of an England team that faces a rebuilding process with series against Sri Lanka and India to come this summer.

"Very disappointed to lose 5-0, and not to score more runs personally. Tough tour against a top class team," Pietersen tweeted.

"I want to thank all the England fans for their terrific support. And I'm determined to help regain the Ashes in 2015," he added.

He is currently being rested from the side that will begin a five-match One-Day International series against Australia in Melbourne on Sunday (12th January).

A difficult Ashes series for England also saw experienced spinner Graeme Swann retire partway through.

Following the series, both captain Alastair Cook and team director Andy Flower have publicly stated their commitment to the cause and desire to continue in their current roles, shortly before Pietersen decided to do so using social media.

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