Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen smashed an unbeaten 355 for Surrey recently in County Cricket.Deepak Malik / SPORTZPICS / IPL

Kevin Pietersen picked up a calf and Achillies injury when he smashed an unbeaten 355 for Surrey recently, and, therefore, he will not be flying to India to play in IPL 2015, the British media reported.

Pietersen who was supposed to join the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) squad on Friday, would have given a major boost to their middle-order, which has looked scratchy throughout the ongoing IPL.  

On Monday, Pietersen was shunned by the newly-appointed Director of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Andrew Strauss, with the former England captain saying KP will not be a part of the England squad in the upcoming summer season. It was then reported, Pietersen would join the SRH squad at the end of the week.

The 34-year old South Africa-born batsman has not represented England since he was sacked last year, post the humiliating defeat in the Ashes series in Australia. This year, during the IPL auctions held in Bangalore, Pietersen was bought by the SRH franchise for Rs 2 crore.

However, Pietersen made a deal with SRH after the new ECB chairman Colin Graves indicated Pietersen will be recalled for England, if he scores enough runs in County Cricket. Therefore, Pietersen pulled out of IPL 2015 and signed for Surrey.

After scoring a career-best 355 Pietersen felt "angry and hurt" after he was told by Strauss that he would not be considered to play for England in the recent future owing to "trust issues." Pietersen, in a column for the Daily Telegraph, said he felt "devastated" and also that he had decided to rejoin the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad.

Pietersen is one of England's all-time greatest batsmen, having scored 8181 runs in Test cricket, which includes 23 centuries.

SRH, who are currently placed third in the IPL standings, have two more matches to play -- against the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Mumbai Indians -- in the league phase of the tournament.

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