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Kevin Pietersen      

Full name Kevin Peter Pietersen

Born June 27, 1980, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Current age 36 years 160 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 162 157 23 4659 115* 34.76 3420 136.22 3 27 414 174 57 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 162 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 Dolphins v Cape Cobras at Durban, Dec 4, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
79 Dolphins v Cape Cobras Durban 4 Dec 2016 T20
5 Dolphins v Titans Durban 30 Nov 2016 T20
24 Dolphins v Titans Bloemfontein 20 Nov 2016 T20
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
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

Tournament Results
Superstars v Middlesex at Coolidge - Oct 30, 2008
Superstars won by 58 runs
England v Trinidad & T at Coolidge - Oct 28, 2008
England won by 1 run
Middlesex v Trinidad & T at Coolidge - Oct 27, 2008
Trinidad & T won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
England v Middlesex at Coolidge - Oct 26, 2008
England won by 12 runs
Superstars v Trinidad & T at Coolidge - Oct 25, 2008
Superstars won by 22 runs
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