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Kevin Pietersen

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

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Pietersen was born in South Africa but due to his mother's English heritage qualified to play for England.

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
36
HEIGHT
193CM
BORN

Pietermaritzburg

COUNTRY

England

England

Bio

One of the world’s most talked about cricketers, South-African born Kevin Pietersen had a distinguished career with the England squad over a golden period. 

A vital member of the 2005 Ashes win and again in 2010-11, the aggressive top-order batsman sits atop the all-time T20I runs scorers for England whilst being in the top-five for Tests and ODIs. 

Known for his class in the middle, he can just as easily whip a ball over cow corner than plant his foot and sent it over the bowler’s head. 

After a forgettable 2013-14 Ashes series, Pietersen was stood down from national duties and started playing Twenty20 cricket exclusively. 

With more than 3,000 runs at an average of 32.44 and a strike rate of 132.67 in Twenty20 Cricket – KP is an exciting addition to the BBL and Melbourne Stars.

Pietersen returned to county cricket in 2015 in an attempt to reignite his international career, but failed to regain favour with the ECB despite scoring an unbeaten 355 for Surrey.

Injured Pietersen hobbles out of IPL

Kevin Pietersen had to retire hurt after one ball of his innings in the Rising Pune Supergiants defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore with what appeared to be a calf injury


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Highlights: Sydney Thunder win first BBL title

Sydney Thunder have completed their fairytale rise from KFC BBL also-rans to champions with a tense three-wicket win against Melbourne Stars at the MCG


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KP lights up BBL|05 final with brilliant knock

Melborne Stars batsman Kevin Pietersen stamps his authority on the BBL|05 Final with a sensational 74 from only 39 balls


KP signs on for South Africa's slam

Kevin Pietersen to warm up for the Big Bash League with another stint in South Africa's T20 competition


Kevin Pietersen

No second chances for match-fixers: KP

Kevin Pietersen has warned England players and fans against firing up Mohammad Amir when the first Test gets underway


Kevin Pietersen

KP set for one-off T20 in English summer

Former England batsman to return to The Oval in the name of charity