Kevin Pietersen ODI & T20I timeline May 31, 2012

In and out on a high

ESPNcricinfo staff
Kevin Pietersen burst into ODI cricket with three centuries in his second series and later helped England to World Twenty20 glory. ESPNcricinfo charts his one-day career

March 2004
England A debut in India, averages 50.66 from the three-match ODI series against India A, including a 122-ball 131 in the second game.

November 2004
Completes qualifying period, called up to England's tour of Zimbabwe, makes unbeaten 27 in 47 balls on debut in Harare.

January-February 2005
Returns to South Africa with England and is booed on to every ground but scores 108 not out, 75, 100 not out from 69 balls and 116, ending the seven-match series with 473 runs.

June 2005
Takes England to victory over Australia at Bristol with 91 from 65 deliveries.

July 2005
Reaches 1,000 ODI runs in his 21st innings, equalling Viv Richards' record.

October 2005
Named ICC one-day player of the year with 682 runs at 56.83.

July 2006
Scores 89 runs in three innings as England are whitewashed 5-0 by Sri Lanka. Makes little impact in 2-2 series draw with Pakistan later that summer.

April 2007
Scores 444 runs at 55.50, rising to the top of the ODI batsman rankings, but can't prevent England flopping at the World Cup in the West Indies.

September 2007
Makes a best score of 79 as England fail to reach the semi-finals of the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa.

August 2008
Appointed England captain across all formats; leads a 4-0 rout of South Africa in the ODI series.

November 2008
Pietersen's 111 not out from 128 balls in Cuttack can't prevent England being whitewashed 5-0 by India.

April 2009
Signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $1.55 million, becoming one of the two highest-paid IPL players. Picks up Achilles injury at the tournament, which goes on to rule him out of the final three Ashes Tests.

June 2009
England's leading runscorer at World T20 but the hosts fail to reach the knockout stages.

November 2009
A less successful return to South Africa with 52 runs in three innings as England win 2-1.

May 2010
Man of the Tournament and second-highest run scorer at the World T20 in the West Indies with 248 runs at 62.00, helping England to their first global ICC limited-overs trophy.

August 2010
Dropped by England for the first time for T20 and ODI series against Pakistan. Pietersen inadvertently reveals the news on Twitter.

January 2011
Post-Ashes slump, averaging 30.83 in six innings in Australia with one half-century, as England lose ODI series 6-1.

February-March 2011
Denies reports before World Cup that he wants to retire from ODI cricket. Opens batting during four group matches in India, scoring 131 runs at 32.75, but forced out of the tournament by hernia problem that requires surgery.

September 2011
Signs of an upturn in India, with 170 runs at 42.50 despite 5-0 ODI whitewashing.

February 2012
Moved up to open the batting again and returns to form with a century in Dubai, his first in ODIs since November 2008. Adds 130, his highest score in the format, in the fourth ODI and averages 93.66 as England whitewash Pakistan 4-0.

May 2012
Retires from limited-overs international cricket.