Kevin Pietersen ODI & T20I timeline

In and out on a high

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 31, 2012

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Kevin Pietersen played all the bowlers with ease on his way to a 52-ball 70, England v Pakistan, Group E, World Twenty20, Barbados, May 6, 2010
Kevin Pietersen was in dominant form at the 2010 World Twenty20 as England won their first ICC one-day trophy © Getty Images
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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.

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Posted by elsmallo on (June 1, 2012, 16:45 GMT)

None of these articles mention the fact that he played under several different captains - including himself - Michael Vaughan, Flintoff, Collingwood, Strauss, Cook, and some pretty variable quality cricket played by all those teams. When he started Darren Gough was still opening the bowling; since then we've had Anderson, Dernbach, Finn and many more. There have been many more tried and failed to establish themselves; KP has been a bastion of consistency in comparison even though his numbers probably don't do justice to his talent. I think he could have achieved much more in a team that had been less chop and change, although it's possible he thrived off the instability to a degree. I don't blame him for giving up; personally I find ODI's pretty boring in the main, Tests and T20's would be the ideal for him I reckon.

Posted by   on (June 1, 2012, 9:39 GMT)

England is batting is not that much attacking in T20 without KP, Just for example he single handedly won t20 series against Pakistan in UAE, Great players Good news for oppositions,

Posted by   on (May 31, 2012, 20:36 GMT)

Englnad will never been able to win anything without KP enlgnad team is as good as west indies and Newzeland ,England will missing out on there best ever player Match winning Since God knows....

Posted by Optic on (May 31, 2012, 20:12 GMT)

LOL both T20 & 50 over cricket is referred to as one day cricket.

Posted by Rooroo on (May 31, 2012, 18:11 GMT)

The first english cricketer to go against the norm and achieve success! He was confident and brash, the one who actually taught the english players how to attack. South africa series was about showing the home crowd what they actually missed. He was excellent. The 91* against australia was when he proved he could stand upto the very best and the following ashes his debut he topped the run charts with a series winning 158* He scored 100s all over the world. Even the 5-0 Ashes sweep he stood tall. He went to world cup just after recovering from an injury but still went on to score 2 100s and kept england hopes alive. He manufactured the SWITCH HIT did it against the best(Murali, vettori). Took up captaincy led the team to a whitewash against his home country. Went back to India to play test after the mumbai incident. He made it clear the coach was not good and even resigned from his captaincy! When everyone said he is done (few poor games) he scored his test best in the ashes. KP_BEST

Posted by   on (May 31, 2012, 17:56 GMT)

Cant understand why retiring from limited overs' he should retire from tests and play in ipl

Posted by   on (May 31, 2012, 17:06 GMT)

@Cricinfo staff: Please correct '' helping England to their first ICC one-day trophy'' in May 2010. England has never won ICC one-day trophy but they did won ICC T20 trophy.

Posted by   on (May 31, 2012, 16:39 GMT)

His timeline reads like a steady rise to the top (albeit with some blips), and then a hemorrhaging of form before a final swansong... and then retirement. Its not shocking... its just a short career. We should get used to seeing this from pro cricketers from the way the cricekting calendar is laid out. No more long careers.

Sachin is a total anomaly obviously!

Posted by   on (May 31, 2012, 16:32 GMT)

not icc one day trophy.. need correction

Posted by AdrianVanDenStael on (May 31, 2012, 16:23 GMT)

This list is a reminder of how poor England have been in 50-over cricket during these years, despite winning the twenty20 world cup. Pietersen's probably been England's only world-class 50-over cricketer for most of this period.

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