Kevin Pietersen      

Full name Kevin Peter Pietersen

Born June 27, 1980, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Current age 38 years 86 days

Major teams England, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Dolphins, Hampshire, ICC World XI, KwaZulu-Natal, Melbourne Stars, Natal, Nottinghamshire, Quetta Gladiators, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Sunrisers Hyderabad, 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

Kevin Peter Pietersen
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 104 181 8 8181 227 47.28 13255 61.72 23 35 985 81 62 0
ODIs Insights on odi 136 125 16 4440 130 40.73 5128 86.58 9 25 427 77 40 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 37 36 5 1176 79 37.93 831 141.51 0 7 119 32 14 0
First-class 217 358 26 16522 355* 49.76 50 71 152 0
List A 253 233 34 8112 147 40.76 15 46 85 0
T20s Insights on t20 200 193 25 5695 115* 33.89 4160 136.89 3 35 495 220 66 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 104 58 1311 886 10 3/52 4/78 88.60 4.05 131.1 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 136 23 400 370 7 2/22 2/22 52.85 5.55 57.1 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 37 3 30 53 1 1/27 1/27 53.00 10.60 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 217 6443 3760 73 4/31 51.50 3.50 88.2 0 0
List A 253 2390 2122 41 3/14 3/14 51.75 5.32 58.2 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 200 30 396 534 17 3/33 3/33 31.41 8.09 23.2 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 Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval, May 31-Jun 3, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 16, 2013 scorecard
T20s debut Durham v Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last T20s Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United at Sharjah, Mar 15, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7 Quetta Glad v Islamabad Un Sharjah 15 Mar 2018 T20
11 Quetta Glad v Qalandars Sharjah 14 Mar 2018 T20
21 Quetta Glad v Zalmi Dubai (DSC) 10 Mar 2018 T20
52 Quetta Glad v Karachi Kngs Dubai (DSC) 8 Mar 2018 T20
5 Quetta Glad v Sultans Dubai (DSC) 7 Mar 2018 T20
5 Quetta Glad v Zalmi Sharjah 1 Mar 2018 T20
48 Quetta Glad v Islamabad Un Sharjah 28 Feb 2018 T20
- Quetta Glad v Qalandars Dubai (DSC) 24 Feb 2018 T20
6 Quetta Glad v Karachi Kngs Dubai (DSC) 23 Feb 2018 T20
46 Melb Stars v Hurricanes Melbourne 27 Jan 2018 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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Jun 13, 2018

Kevin Pietersen delivers the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture, Bengaluru, June 12, 2018

Kevin Pietersen delivers the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture

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Jan 27, 2018

Melbourne Stars fans cheer Kevin Pietersen after his last match in the BBL, Stars v Hurricanes, Big Bash League, Melbourne, January 27, 2018

Kevin Pietersen has had many retirements - including this one in the Big Bash

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Jan 27, 2018

Kevin Pietersen sends one soaring into the sky, Stars v Hurricanes, Big Bash League, Melbourne, January 27, 2018

Kevin Pietersen sends one soaring into the sky

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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

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