19 November 2013 Last updated at 09:48

Ashes 2013-14: Kevin Pietersen excited by 'special' 100th Test

First Ashes Test: Australia v England

  • Venue: Brisbane
  • Date: 21-25 November, 2013
  • Kick-off: 00:00 GMT

Coverage: Ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Test Match Special on Radio 5 live sports extra from 23:30 GMT on 20 November and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

England batsman Kevin Pietersen tells BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew that playing his 100th Test in the Ashes opener against Australia will be "exciting" and "special".

Pietersen also said that he would like to continue playing for England until at least the 2015-16 tour of South Africa. A recurring knee injury had prompted speculation that he might retire at the end of the series, but he has set his sights on the 2015 World Cup, another home Ashes series, and beyond.

The Ashes series starts on Thursday in Brisbane.