Kevin Pietersen's exile from the England side has ended with his addition to the squad for the tour of India. The decision was taken after Pietersen met with England team director Andy Flower, captain Alastair Cook and other senior members of the England team management earlier this week.
Pietersen has not played for England since the second Test of the series against South Africa. After it emerged that he had exchanged "provocative" messages with members of the South Africa touring party, he was omitted from the side for the third Test and then left out of the squad that tried in vain to defend the World Twenty20. His return boosts an England squad that could have been forced to field as many as three inexperienced specialist batsmen during the India tour.