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Kevin Pietersen

Batter

Did you know?


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

RUNS
8181
AVERAGE
47.29

Kevin Pietersen

Batter

Did you know?


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

RUNS
4440
AVERAGE
41.11

Kevin Pietersen

Batter

Did you know?


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

RUNS
1176
AVERAGE
37.94

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.

MATCHES
104
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
626
BEST BATTING
227
BEST BOWLING
3-52
Bowling
WICKETS
10
AVERAGE
88.6
ECONOMY
4.05
S/R
131.1
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
8181
INNINGS
181
NOT OUTS
8
AVERAGE
47.29
100s
23
50s
35
MATCHES
136
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
185
BEST BATTING
130
BEST BOWLING
2-22
Bowling
WICKETS
7
AVERAGE
52.9
ECONOMY
5.55
S/R
57.1
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
4440
INNINGS
125
NOT OUTS
17
AVERAGE
41.11
100s
9
50s
25
MATCHES
37
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
7
BEST BATTING
79
BEST BOWLING
1-27
Bowling
WICKETS
1
AVERAGE
53
ECONOMY
10.6
S/R
30
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1176
INNINGS
36
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
37.94
100s
0
50s
7

KP recalls double ton in Adelaide

Kevin Pietersen explains how he overcame a form slump to record one of the greatest ever Ashes innings... and how it almost didn't happen at all


0:44 Dhonis-stinging-riposte-to-KP-sledge-still

Dhoni's stinging riposte to KP 'sledge'

Kevin Pietersen tried to rattle India legend MS Dhoni from the commentary box, but the unflappable wicketkeeper had the perfect response


1:21 Lahore-v-Quetta-WRAP-still

KP pulls off spectacular run chase

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen hit eight sixes in a match-winning 88no (42) for Quetta against Lahore in the Pakistan Super League


KP relives Test 200 that almost wasn't

200 days before the next Ashes, enigmatic ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen takes us inside the England dressing rooms during that tour


Eight cricketers who retired too soon

Following the shock retirement of Zafar Ansari, we take a look at some other cricketers who left the game too soon


Superstars sign on for new SA T20 comp

McCullum, Gayle, Pietersen and Morgan among the big names for tournament set to be held in November-December