Kevin Pietersen has offered his services to play against England during their tour of Australia next week.

England are due to face a Prime Minister's XI in Canberra on Wednesday as a warm-up to the tri-series against India and Australia, and former Hampshiree batsman Pietersen said he was keen to replace Mike Hussey, who has been forced to withdraw with a calf injury.

''In the Prime Minister's game on Wednesday, Mr Michael Hussey's missed out. Jeez, I fancy that,'' Pietersen said on the players' mic while playing for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash.

Commentator Adam Gilchrist, the former Australia wicketkeeper, asked: ''Are you telling us you're available?''

Pietersen replied: ''Mate, I'm always available.''

As if to prove a point, Pietersen went on to hit a run-a-ball 49 in his team's nail-biting victory over the Melbourne Renegades.