Cricket: Pietersen in as England recall trio to Ashes squad

Kevin Pietersen (above) has been included in a 14-man squad for next week's third Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford despite concerns over his calf injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Sunday, July 28, 2013. -- FILE PHOT
Kevin Pietersen (above) has been included in a 14-man squad for next week's third Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford despite concerns over his calf injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Sunday, July 28, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Kevin Pietersen has been included in a 14-man squad for next week's third Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford despite concerns over his calf injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Sunday.

Star batsman Pietersen will be given time to prove his fitness for the match, which starts at the Manchester venue on Thursday, with Nottinghamshire's James Taylor added to the squad as cover.

England have also altered their bowling options by bringing in Monty Panesar as a second spinner and recalling fast bowler Chris Tremlett in place of seamers Steven Finn and Graham Onions.