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Cricket: Kevin Pietersen not going to retire, eyes England triumph in Ashes again

Published on Jan 7, 2014 4:46 PM

(REUTERS) - England batsman Kevin Pietersen has ruled out retirement in the wake of a 0-5 Ashes thrashing by Australia and wants to help regain the urn when they host the series next year.

The whitewash has led to calls by pundits for an overhaul of the England team.

Coach Andy Flower declined to confirm whether Pietersen, England's fourth-highest run scorer of all time and second in the lost series, was safe.

The South Africa-born batsman, however, said he had no plans to walk away.

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