Michael Vaughan bats for Kevin Pietersen, wants him in England team for 2016 World Twenty20

KP played a brutal innings of 76 off 42 in Melbourne Stars' Big Bash League match against Sydney Thunder.

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2015, 18:47 PM IST
Michael Vaughan bats for Kevin Pietersen, wants him in England team for 2016  World Twenty20

New Delhi: On the heels of Yuvraj Singh and other old war horses making a comeback to the Indian team, Michael Vaughan has called for Kevin Pietersen's inclusion in England's team for upcoming ICC World Twenty20.

Pietersen hasn't played for England since being dropped in 2014, but he showed the 35-year-old still wield the bat as good any of the top batsmen in the world, especially in the T20 format.

Showing his raw talent once again, the former skipper toyed with Sydney Thunder bowlers in a Big Bash League on Sunday at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Despite his heroic 76 off 42 balls, which included six sixes and five fours, Melbourne Stars failed to chase down a target of 178, losing by one run.

Immediately after the match, Vaughan took to Twitter, and said "Yes I would pick @KP24 for the T20 World Cup..."

One of the best batting talents of his era, Pietersen, is often regarded as England's greatest modern batsman.

But his many issues with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) officials doomed his international career and has since been a regular in T20 franchise leagues around the world.

Yesterday, India recalled Yuvraj and Ashish Nehra for the ODI and T20 tour of Australia.

ICC World Twenty20 will be held in Indiafrom 8 March to 3 April.