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Kevin Pietersen      

Full name Kevin Peter Pietersen

Born June 27, 1980, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Current age 34 years 312 days

Major teams England, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Dolphins, Hampshire, ICC World XI, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal, Nottinghamshire, 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

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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 215 356 25 16165 254* 48.83 49 71 151 0
List A 253 233 34 8112 147 40.76 15 46 85 0
Twenty20 119 115 16 3244 103* 32.76 2467 131.49 1 17 309 101 47 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 215 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
Twenty20 119 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 Essex at The Oval, Apr 26-29, 2015 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 Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars at Perth, Jan 25, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
32, 0/8, 8* Surrey v Essex The Oval 26 Apr 2015 FC
19, 53* Surrey v Glamorgan Cardiff 19 Apr 2015 FC
170 Surrey v Oxford MCCU Oxford 12 Apr 2015 Other
0/13, 31 Melb Stars v Scorchers Perth 25 Jan 2015 T20
0 Melb Stars v Scorchers Melbourne 21 Jan 2015 T20
0/7, 67* Melb Stars v Syd Thunder Sydney 17 Jan 2015 T20
49 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne 10 Jan 2015 T20
54 Melb Stars v Syd Sixers Melbourne 5 Jan 2015 T20
25 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 3 Jan 2015 T20
1 Melb Stars v Hurricanes Melbourne 20 Dec 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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Apr 28, 2015

Centurion Daniel Lawrence gets a handshake from Kevin Pietersen, Surrey v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, The Oval, 3rd day, April 28, 2015

Centurion Daniel Lawrence gets a handshake from Kevin Pietersen

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Apr 26, 2015

A way back for either? Kevin Pietersen shares a word with Monty Panesar, Surrey v Essex, County Championship Division Two, The Oval, 1st day, April 26, 2015

A way back for either? Kevin Pietersen shares a word with Monty Panesar

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Apr 22, 2015

Kevin Pietersen prepares to reverse-sweep, Glamorgan v Surrey, County Championship, Division Two, 4th day, Cardiff, April 22, 2015

Kevin Pietersen prepares to reverse-sweep

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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

Tour Results
Scotland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 3, 2008
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Ireland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 1, 2008
New Zealand won by 290 runs
England v New Zealand at Lord's - Jun 28, 2008
New Zealand won by 51 runs
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2008
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Bristol - Jun 21, 2008
New Zealand won by 22 runs
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