Pietersen losing no sleep over his patchy form

Updated: Jul 14, 2010, 17:57 PM IST

London: England batsman Kevin Pietersen insists that he is losing no sleep over his patchy form with the bat.

Pietersen, who burst onto the international scene with a flurry of big scores in 2005, has failed to pass 50 in his last 17 ODI innings.

His last half-century came in November 2008, when he scored 111 not out as captain against India in Cuttack.

"I`m not worried about my form. It happens to every single player. It`s difficult when you play all three forms of the game to just keep on going and going and going," The Sun quoted Pietersen, as saying.

"I don`t know if there`s a big score for me around the corner. If it happens it happens. I`m not too fussed. I`m not losing any sleep over it," he added.

The 30-year-old, who was rested for the recent ODI series against Bangladesh, also said that the rest has come at a really good time.

"I have absolutely loved the time off. I have a brand new child at home and spending time with him has been priceless. There`s no problem with that whatsoever. I will be fit and raring to go for the Pakistan series," he said.

Pietersen will now spend another week resting before resuming training ahead of England`s four-Test series against Pakistan, which begins at Trent Bridge on July 29.

He could return to his current county, Hampshire, in a bid to get some match practice before the first Test.