KP eyes runs
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England's Kevin Pietersen believes he is ready for a successful summer of cricket starting with the series with Sri Lanka.
The experienced batsman missed out on much of the World Cup campaign in the sub-continent and the Indian Premier League after failing to recover from a hernia problem.
Since he underwent surgery, the South African-born player has recovered well and has now insisted he is ready to score some serious runs this summer.
England face Sri Lanka in the first Test starting on Thursday and Pietersen has admitted he is hungry for success.
He said: "The bug is back.
"At the end of last summer I went away to South Africa and did some work with Graham Ford because I knew I needed to get back on the wagon and get the bug back and I got it back.
"It's not a case of putting pressure on myself and saying I need to get runs: I know I'll get runs when I feel the way I'm feeling at the moment."