Pietersen sustained a calf injury in the second Test and missed the second innings for the hosts. England took a 2-0 lead by winning the second Test by 347.

England selectors will announce the squad on Sunday and if they name an extra batsman, Pietersen is likely to miss the third Test, reports a news agency.

Pietersen who will have to prove his fitness till Wednesday morning, will have to recover in time to play at the Old Trafford. He averages only 33 in five Tests here with a best score of 68.

(Agencies)

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