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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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IPL 2017: Nasser Hussain backs England's decision to pull Ben Stokes out of playoffs
IPL 2017: Nasser Hussain backs England's decision to pull Ben Stokes out of playoffs
Former skipper disagrees with Kevin Pietersen's views on the issue.
SK Flashback: England win 2010 World T20, their first ICC trophy
SK Flashback: England win 2010 World T20, their first ICC trophy
A memorable World T20 final in 2010 at Barbados saw England crush Australia by seven wickets.
Kevin Pietersen slams ECB for cutting short Stokes' IPL stint
Kevin Pietersen slams ECB for cutting short Stokes' IPL stint
Ben Stokes played a key role in guiding Pune to the Indian Premier League play-offs, but his spell has now come to an end.
Speculation of England return is "nonsense", says Kevin Pietersen
Speculation of England return is "nonsense", says Kevin Pietersen
The 36-year-old put to rest claims that he could be about to play for England again.
Greatest Delhi Daredevils XI of all time
Greatest Delhi Daredevils XI of all time
Delhi Daredevils have had several star players since the inception of the IPL.
IPL 2017: Top 5 performances from English players in IPL history
IPL 2017: Top 5 performances from English players in IPL history
English players took time to embrace the IPL, but those who've played have flourished. Here are the top 5 showings from Englishmen in IPL.
IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, Who said what: World reacts as Rishabh Pant's heroics go in vain
IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, Who said what: World reacts as Rishabh Pant's heroics go in vain
Royal Challengers Bangalore hold their nerve to complete a thrilling 15-run victory.
MS Dhoni gives Kevin Pietersen the perfect response on air
MS Dhoni gives Kevin Pietersen the perfect response on air
MS Dhoni showed that he is not to be messed with, as he trolled Kevin Pietersen who said he was a better golfer than Dhoni.
IPL 2017: Kevin Pietersen, Michael Clarke join commentary panel
IPL 2017: Kevin Pietersen, Michael Clarke join commentary panel
The usual suspects will be joined by newbies in the commentary box.
IPL 2017: Kevin Pietersen to do commentary during IPL 10
IPL 2017: Kevin Pietersen to do commentary during IPL 10
He had withdrawn from the auction in February.
Top 5 captains with the worst IPL record
Top 5 captains with the worst IPL record
Captaincy in T20 cricket can be challenging and a thankless job.
Umpire Sudhir Asnani recalls the incident when MS Dhoni got angry at him
Umpire Sudhir Asnani recalls the incident when MS Dhoni got angry at him
The Indian umpire remembers it as a once-in-a-career moment.
5 IPL teams with the most number of captains
5 IPL teams with the most number of captains
Some teams have managed to find successful captains while others are still on the lookout.
Pakistan Super League 2017: Team of the Tournament
Pakistan Super League 2017: Team of the Tournament
A star-studded team from the second edition of the PSL.
PSL 2017: Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright and Tymal Mills refuse to play the final in Karachi
PSL 2017: Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright and Tymal Mills refuse to play the final in Karachi
Cricketers fear security in Pakistan.
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