Cape Town - England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan insists that there is no way back into the national side for Kevin Pietersen.
Morgan, who has guided England to a 2-0 series lead against the Proteas in South Africa, was giving an interview to fomer England captain Nasser Hussain for the Daily Mail.
Pietersen has been in electrifying T20 form in the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge in South Africa as well as in Australia's Big Bash, but Morgan was firm when pressed on the issue.
According to the article, the conversation unfolded as follows:
Hussain: I have to ask you the question. When you sit there and see KP smashing it around the world, do you think 'Crikey, we should pick him'? Or do you think, 'That door is shut'?
Morgan: That door is completely shut. Kevin will not be picked.
Hussain: That's from you?
Morgan: That's from me.
Pietersen has played in 37 T20Is for England, averaging 37.93 at a strike rate of 141.51.