London, July 24 (IBNS) Nottinghamshire's cricketer James Taylor will play for Sussex against Australia in the upcoming three-day tour match at Hove from Friday.
"Following discussions between the England management and Nottinghamshire CCC, Nottinghamshire CCC has allowed batsman James Taylor to play for Sussex in the three day game against Australia starting this Friday," the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Wednesday.
Andy Flower, England Team Director, said: "We would like to thank Nottinghamshire CCC and Sussex CCC for their support and understanding in allowing Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor to play for Sussex against Australia in the three-day tour match beginning on Friday."
"This will provide James with a valuable opportunity to play in a longer format of the game while we consider our options ahead of the third Investec Ashes Test next week. Kevin Pietersen is continuing his recovery from a calf strain and a decision about his availability for the Test will made nearer the time," he said.
England´s Kevin Pietersen suffered a left calf strain during the second Test match of the ongoing Ashes series.
England is leading the series by 2-0 margin while the third Test match will start from Aug 1.