Kevin Pietersen      

Full name Kevin Peter Pietersen

Born June 27, 1980, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Current age 36 years 59 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 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 217 358 26 16522 355* 49.76 50 71 152 0
List A 253 233 34 8112 147 40.76 15 46 85 0
Twenty20 159 154 23 4551 115* 34.74 3343 136.13 3 26 408 169 56 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 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
Twenty20 159 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
Twenty20 debut Durham v Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Rising Pune Supergiants v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Pune, Apr 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0* Supergiants v RCB Pune 22 Apr 2016 T20
15 Supergiants v Kings XI Mohali 17 Apr 2016 T20
37 Supergiants v Guj Lions Rajkot 14 Apr 2016 T20
21* Supergiants v Mum Indians Mumbai 9 Apr 2016 T20
18 Quetta Glad v Islamabad Un Dubai (DSC) 23 Feb 2016 T20
53 Quetta Glad v Zalmi Dubai (DSC) 19 Feb 2016 T20
34 Quetta Glad v Qalandars Dubai (DSC) 16 Feb 2016 T20
26 Quetta Glad v Karachi Kngs Sharjah 13 Feb 2016 T20
0 Quetta Glad v Islamabad Un Sharjah 11 Feb 2016 T20
12 Quetta Glad v Qalandars Dubai (DSC) 8 Feb 2016 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 22, 2016

Kevin Pietersen is helped off the field after retiring hurt due to injury, Rising Pune Supergiants v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Pune, April 22, 2016

Kevin Pietersen is helped off the field after retiring hurt due to injury

© BCCI

Apr 22, 2016

Royal Challengers Bangalore players check on Kevin Pietersen after he picks up an injury, Rising Pune Supergiants v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Pune, April 22, 2016

Royal Challengers Bangalore players check on Kevin Pietersen after he picks up an injury

© BCCI

Apr 17, 2016

Kevin Pietersen's flamboyance gets the better of him, Kings XI Punjab v Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Mohali, April 17, 2016

Kevin Pietersen's flamboyance gets the better of him

© AFP

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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 34/4 (16 ov) Kent 533/6d
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 & 175 (49.3 ov) Essex 423
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 463/7 (128 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 178/4 (52.3 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 195/3 (56.5 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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