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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
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.

Match Highlights: Stars upset the Hurricanes

Kevin Pietersen and Evan Gulbis played crucial hands as the Melbourne Stars finished a forgettable BBL campaign on a positive note


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Pietersen signs off with sensational knock

An emotional walk to the sheds for Kevin Pietersen after his final knock for the Melbourne Stars, striking a rapid 46-off-23 deliveries


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Pietersen names his best Test XI

Kevin Pietersen selects his best Test XI for Cricket Network from his playing days, featuring a host of legendary international players from across the globe


KP farewells Big Bash in sensational style

Kevin Pietersen reflects on his final Big Bash innings after bidding farewell to the Stars and the BBL at the MCG on Saturday night


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Pietersen propels Stars to upset victory

Kevin Pietersen delivers a player-of-the-match performance in his last BBL match to leave the Hurricanes with a nervous wait


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KP eyes England role after BBL career

Ahead of his final Big Bash match, enigmatic England star Kevin Pietersen says he would like to return to the England fold