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Kevin Pietersen      

Full name Kevin Peter Pietersen

Born June 27, 1980, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Current age 34 years 174 days

Major teams England, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Dolphins, Hampshire, ICC World XI, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal, Nottinghamshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Surrey

Nickname KP, Kelves, Kapes, Kev

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Maritzburg College, University of SA

External Links Home page, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Kevin Peter Pietersen
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 104 181 8 8181 227 47.28 13255 61.72 23 35 985 81 62 0
ODIs 136 125 16 4440 130 40.73 5128 86.58 9 25 427 77 40 0
T20Is 37 36 5 1176 79 37.93 831 141.51 0 7 119 32 14 0
First-class 213 352 23 16053 254* 48.79 49 70 151 0
List A 253 233 34 8112 147 40.76 15 46 85 0
Twenty20 112 108 15 3017 103* 32.44 2274 132.67 1 15 286 97 44 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 104 58 1311 886 10 3/52 4/78 88.60 4.05 131.1 0 0 0
ODIs 136 23 400 370 7 2/22 2/22 52.85 5.55 57.1 0 0 0
T20Is 37 3 30 53 1 1/27 1/27 53.00 10.60 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 213 6431 3752 73 4/31 51.39 3.50 88.0 0 0
List A 253 2390 2122 41 3/14 3/14 51.75 5.32 58.2 0 0 0
Twenty20 112 28 384 514 17 3/33 3/33 30.23 8.03 22.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 21-24, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v England at Harare, Nov 28, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 16, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Australia at Southampton, Jun 13, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jun 27, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 16, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Durham v Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars at Adelaide, Dec 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
66 Melb Stars v Strikers Adelaide 18 Dec 2014 T20
13 Surrey v Warwickshire Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
7 Zouks v Amazon Basseterre 10 Aug 2014 T20
23 Zouks v Tallawahs Basseterre 9 Aug 2014 T20
29 Surrey v Worcs The Oval 2 Aug 2014 T20
32 Surrey v Kent Canterbury 25 Jul 2014 T20
28 Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 24 Jul 2014 T20
17 Surrey v Gloucs Cheltenham 18 Jul 2014 T20
39 Surrey v Somerset The Oval 16 Jul 2014 T20
20 Surrey v Glamorgan The Oval 11 Jul 2014 T20
Profile

Few cricketers have divided opinion like Kevin Pietersen. When he was unceremoniously dumped from England's set up early in 2014, with lawyers at the ready on all sides, he was presented by those in authority as an egotistical individualist whose reluctance to respect those in charge forever undermined attempts to build a strong team ethic. Whatever view you held, Pietersen deserved to be recognised as one of the most captivating cricketers to pull on an England shirt. His flamboyant strokeplay was at the heart of many of England's finest performances for a decade. A brazen belief in his own ability, moments of outrageous unorthodoxy and, at times, a surprising vulnerability on and off the field have all combined to give him great box-office appeal.

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Timeline
    • March 6, 1998
      A gentle offspinner makes his debut
      • Pietersen makes his first-class debut for Natal 'B' against Easterns at Kingsmead aged just 17. Regarded primarily as an offspinner and lower-order batsman at this stage of his career, Pietersen took one wicket in the match and, batting at no.8, made an unbeaten three in his only innings.
    • December 1999
      Graeme Swann, 10 years earlier
      • Impresses members of the touring England side, including Nasser Hussain, during an England XI warm-up match against KwaZulu-Natal at Kingsmead, clearing the boundary four times on his way to an unbeaten 57-ball 61. He also picks up four top-order wickets with his handy offspin.
    • October 2000
      Mother's love
      • Signs a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire in the year he turns 20. Pietersen, who has a British passport courtesy of his English mother, tells a South African newspaper "I'm not turning my back on South African cricket", but eventually decides to throw in his lot with Nottinghamshire, saying that the "guarantee of three years of high-quality cricket" with Nottinghamshire was "a career opportunity too good to turn down."
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Dec 18, 2014

Kevin Pietersen, batting with a helmet camera, struck a half-century, Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League, Adelaide December 18, 2014

Kevin Pietersen, batting with a helmet camera, struck a half-century

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Oct 18, 2014

Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Smith share a chat, Houghton, South Africa, October 18, 2014

Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Smith share a chat

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Oct 18, 2014

Kevin Pietersen and Jacques Kallis during an invitational sixes tournament, Houghton, South Africa, October 18, 2014

Kevin Pietersen and Jacques Kallis during an invitational sixes tournament

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Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2005

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2005

Awarded the MBE on 31st December 2005

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2006

Tournament Results
Somerset v Surrey at Lord's - Sep 17, 2011
Surrey won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Somerset v Durham at Taunton - Sep 4, 2011
Somerset won by 39 runs (D/L method)
Surrey v Sussex at The Oval - Sep 4, 2011
Surrey won by 71 runs
Hampshire v Scotland at Southampton - Aug 29, 2011
Hampshire won by 115 runs
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Aug 29, 2011
Derbyshire won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's - Aug 29, 2011
Middlesex won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Notts v Lancashire at Nottingham - Aug 29, 2011
Lancashire won by 2 runs
Somerset v Essex at Taunton - Aug 29, 2011
Somerset won by 40 runs
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - Aug 29, 2011
Durham won by 36 runs
Unicorns v Glamorgan at Wormsley - Aug 29, 2011
Unicorns won by 8 runs
Warwickshire v Northants at Birmingham - Aug 29, 2011
Northants won by 5 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
Yorkshire v Worcs at Leeds - Aug 29, 2011
Yorkshire won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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