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Kevin Pietersen Biography & Latest News

Kevin Pietersen Biography

Kevin Peter Pietersen is a South African-born English cricketer who is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spin bowler and plays for England, Surrey and the Delhi Daredevils. He made his first-class debut for Natal in 1997 before moving to England. After serving a qualifying period of four years playing at county level, he was called up almost immediately into the national side. He made his international debut in the one-day international match against Zimbabwe in 2004 and his Test match debut in the 2005 Ashes series against Australia the following year. He was captain of the England Test and ODI teams from 4 August 2008 to 7 January 2009 but resigned after just three Tests and nine ODIs, following a dispute with England coach Peter Moores. On 24 August 2012, ESPN STAR Sports confirmed that Kevin Pietersen will join their commentary team for presentation and analysis during the ICC World T20 tournament in Sri Lanka. On October 18 2012, England's selectors added him to the Test squad as its 17th member for the forthcoming tour of India. Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach both 1,000 and 2,000 runs in one-day international cricket. He has the second-highest run total from his first 25 Tests and was the fastest player, in terms of days, to reach 4,000, 5,000 and 7,000 Test runs. In July 2008, after a century against South Africa, The Times called him "the most complete batsman in cricket".

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Kevin Pietersen apologises to rising British tennis star Dan Evans after drunken disdain
Kevin Pietersen apologises to rising British tennis star Dan Evans after drunken disdain
Dan Evans, however, rebukes the former England cricketer's apology as an image-conscious one.
Kevin Pietersen picks Mohammad Asif as the best bowler he has ever faced
Kevin Pietersen picks Mohammad Asif as the best bowler he has ever faced
The 36-year-old conceded that the Pakistani bowler tormented a number of batsmen during his time.
Australia vs Pakistan: Babar Azam equals 37-year-old world record
Australia vs Pakistan: Babar Azam equals 37-year-old world record
Azam became the joint-fastest in the history of ODIs to score 1000 runs in the format.
BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from Matchday 23
BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from Matchday 23
Taking a look at the best moments from the Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars matches in the BBL 2016.
Stats: Fastest to 1,000 ODI runs
Stats: Fastest to 1,000 ODI runs
Five players are tied for top spot including Babar Azam who joined the list but Viv Richards' record set in 1980 still stands to this day.
BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from the Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars clash
BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from the Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars clash
A few senior debuts and some inspiring performances from Australian discards headline the MCG clash in the Big Bash.
BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from the Melbourne Stars-Melbourne Renegades clash
BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from the Melbourne Stars-Melbourne Renegades clash
Stars dispatched the Renegades to move up the table.
BBL 2016/17: 5 defining moments from the Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars last ball thriller
BBL 2016/17: 5 defining moments from the Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars last ball thriller
Another last ball thriller at the BBL as Morgan takes Sydney Thunder to their first victory of this season.
BBL 2016-17: Top 5 moments from Matchday 11
BBL 2016-17: Top 5 moments from Matchday 11
Here's a look at the Top five moments from Match Day-11 of the 2016-17 BBL.
Match-fixers should be banned for life says Kevin Pietersen
Match-fixers should be banned for life says Kevin Pietersen
Kevin is presently playing for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash
Kevin Pietersen reveals reason behind his Rhino stickered Big Bash bat
Kevin Pietersen reveals reason behind his Rhino stickered Big Bash bat
Pietersen has actively involved in campaigning against the poaching of wildlife, especially the rhinos.
5 best instances of Twitter Banter between cricketers in 2016
5 best instances of Twitter Banter between cricketers in 2016
Social media has become a great place for cricketers to reminisce and make fun of their teammates.
Glenn Maxwell eagerly looking forward to Kevin Pietersen's return to Melbourne Stars
Glenn Maxwell eagerly looking forward to Kevin Pietersen's return to Melbourne Stars
Pietersen is expected to feature for the Stars in the city-derby against the Renegades on New Year's Day.
Why India's home victories this season should not be brushed under the carpet
Why India's home victories this season should not be brushed under the carpet
India have comprehensively beaten England and New Zealand this season, and they have done that without the alleged advantage of 'pitches'.
Big Bash League – Week 2: Oye Captain Fantasy Tips
Big Bash League – Week 2: Oye Captain Fantasy Tips
All you need to know ahead of the second week of the 2016-17 Big Bash League.
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