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Kevin Pietersen

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

Did you know?

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
37
HEIGHT
CM
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 3000 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.

KP on the real 'ball of the century'?

England legend Kevin Pietersen didn't like bowling, but here he looks back on how the ball that did it all unraveled gun Aussie batsman Michael Clarke


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KP and Siddle on their cricket rivalry

Former England run-machine Kevin Pietersen discusses why Peter Siddle had so much success against him, with the pair set to clash again in BBL|07


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From the Vault: KP's Ashes annihilation

England superstar Kevin Pietersen put the Australian bowlers to the sword with a career-best 227 in the second Test of the 2010-11 Ashes at the Adelaide Oval


Greg Chappell's Ashes icons: 15-11

Former Australia captain and current national selector Greg Chappell picks the 40 best Ashes players from the past 40 years


'Stay home': KP's warning over Stokes

Former Test star suggests England shouldn't bother going to Australia without their fiery allrounder


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The 'pie' that capped KP's magical Test

The former England star relives his dismissal of Michael Clarke during the 2010 Adelaide Test