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Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen

Born June 27, 1980 Pietermaritzberg, Natal
Age 34 Years, 9 Months, 4 Days
National Side England
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - 28
Bowling Rank Test - 98
Teams Played England, ICC World XI, Dolphins, England A, England XI, Hampshire, KwaZulu-Natal B, KwaZulu Natal, MCC, Nottinghamshire, Rest of the World, Surrey, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Melbourne Stars, Hyderabad, St Lucia Zouks
Man of the Match Test - 10, ODI - 10, World Cup - 1, T20I - 6, IPL - 3, CL - 0,
Career Span 2005 - 2014, 2004 - 2013, 2007 - 2011, 2005 - 2013, 2009 - 2014, 2012,

South Africa's loss turned into England's gain when a frustrated Kevin Pietersen left his birthplace, Natal for Hampshire, annoyed by the former's quota system. After four mandatory years of county, the predestined England call-up quickly arrived in 2004.

Kevin Pietersen OVERLALL STATS

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAvgS/RCtSt
Test 104181 88181227 v AUS23359858147.2861.72620
ODI 136125164440130 v PAK9254277740.7386.58400
World Cup 13131575104 v AUS2453747.9184.0630
T20I 37365117679 v ZIM071193237.93141.51140
IPL 32327928103* v HYD14873737.12136.07110
CL 4307350 v HL015124.33102.8120

Bowling Performance

  IOMRW Best3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 58218.315886103/52 v SA1088.604.05131.10
ODI 2366.4037072/22 v SA0052.855.5557.14
World Cup 311.005100/2 v NZ00-4.63-
T20I 35.005311/27 v SA0053.0010.6030.00
IPL 1329.0021572/31 v HYD0030.717.4124.85
CL 24.003600/10 v HL00-9.00-

Kevin Pietersen AGAINST OPPOSITION

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M IN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Australia 27 50 2 2158 227 4 13 240 / 24 44.95 56.02 17 0
Bangladesh 4 7 2 342 99 0 3 47 / 4 68.40 74.34 2 0
India 16 28 1 1581 202* 6 6 204 / 12 58.55 61.44 9 0
New Zealand 8 13 0 530 129 2 1 53 / 5 40.76 48.40 7 0
Pakistan 14 25 0 755 135 2 2 94 / 10 30.20 61.93 12 0
South Africa 10 18 0 817 152 3 2 113 / 4 45.38 67.63 2 0
Sri Lanka 11 19 2 874 158 3 2 107 / 15 51.41 69.97 9 0
West Indies 14 21 1 1124 226 3 6 127 / 7 56.20 70.29 4 0
Total 104 181 8 8181 227 v AUS 23 35 985/81 49.48 63.75 62 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Australia 9 38.0 3 158 1 1/10 0 / 0 158.00 4.15 228.00
Bangladesh 2 8.0 1 18 0 0/3 0 / 0 - 2.25 -
India 9 34.0 2 157 2 1/25 0 / 0 78.50 4.61 102.00
New Zealand 4 11.0 1 49 1 1/11 0 / 0 49.00 4.45 66.00
Pakistan 7 16.0 1 75 1 1/11 0 / 0 75.00 4.68 96.00
South Africa 11 44.3 2 173 5 3/52 1 / 0 34.60 3.88 53.40
Sri Lanka 9 39.0 1 149 0 0/2 0 / 0 - 3.82 -
West Indies 7 28.0 4 107 0 0/3 0 / 0 - 3.82 -
Total 58 218.3 15 886 10 3/52 v SA 1/0 49.39 3.96 68.18

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Kevin Pietersen LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/O RHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 48 86 5 3577 227 v AUS 8 17 396 / 42 44.16 57.44 26 0
Home 53 89 3 4537 226 v WI 15 18 582 / 38 52.75 66.18 35 0
Neutral 3 6 0 67 32 v BAN 0 0 7 / 1 11.16 38.72 1 0
Total 104 181 8 8181 227 v AUS 23 35 985/81 36.02 54.11 62 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Away 27 114.0 8 436 3 1/0 v SA 0 / 0 145.33 3.82 228.00
Home 30 101.3 7 441 7 3/52 v SA 1 / 0 63.00 4.34 87.00
Neutral 1 3.0 0 9 0 0/1 v SA 0 / 0 - 3.00 -
Total 58 218.3 15 886 10 3/52 v SA 1/0 69.44 3.72 105.00

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Kevin Pietersen YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
2005 8 16 1 674 158 v AUS 2 3 65 / 19 44.93 69.77 3 0
2006 14 26 1 1343 158 v SL 4 6 171 / 15 53.72 65.28 10 0
2007 11 21 1 1007 226 v WI 4 1 117 / 4 50.35 60.95 7 0
2008 12 20 0 1015 152 v SA 5 1 122 / 7 50.75 59.74 10 0
2009 11 17 1 760 102 v WI 1 5 80 / 4 47.50 58.28 2 0
2010 14 22 2 831 227 v AUS 1 5 118 / 5 41.55 62.20 11 0
2011 8 11 1 731 202* v IND 2 4 93 / 2 73.10 64.12 6 0
2012 14 25 1 1053 186 v IND 3 4 133 / 17 43.87 65.12 5 0
2013 11 21 0 758 113 v AUS 1 6 86 / 8 36.09 51.74 8 0
2014 1 2 0 9 6 v AUS 0 0 0 / 0 4.50 47.36 - -
Total 104 181 8 8181 227 v AUS 23 35 985/81 44.64 60.46 62 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
2006 12 43.0 3 201 1 1/11 v PAK 0 / 0 201.00 4.67 258.00
2007 5 31.0 2 129 1 1/41 v IND 0 / 0 129.00 4.16 186.00
2008 9 27.3 2 101 2 1/0 v SA 0 / 0 50.50 3.67 82.50
2009 6 23.0 2 94 0 0/5 v WI 0 / 0 - 4.08 -
2010 7 21.0 1 59 1 1/10 v AUS 0 / 0 59.00 2.80 126.00
2011 11 33.0 2 138 0 0/2 v SL 0 / 0 - 4.18 -
2012 7 36.0 2 147 5 3/52 v SA 1 / 0 29.40 4.08 43.20
2014 1 4.0 1 17 0 0/17 v AUS 0 / 0 - 4.25 -
Total 58 218.3 15 886 10 3/52 v SA 1/0 58.61 3.99 86.96

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

CL

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
3(9) & 6(10) 0/17 v Australia Jan 03, 2014
71(161) & 49(90) - v Australia Dec 26, 2013
19(59) & 45(57) - v Australia Dec 13, 2013
4(12) & 53(99) - v Australia Dec 05, 2013
18(42) & 26(52) - v Australia Nov 21, 2013

KEVIN PIETERSEN's profile

South Africa's loss turned into England's gain when a frustrated Kevin Pietersen left his birthplace, Natal for Hampshire, annoyed by the former's quota system. After four mandatory years of county, the predestined England call-up quickly arrived in 2004.

Debuting on tour to Zimbabwe, Pietersen's 104 runs in three ODI innings were enough to retain his place in the one-day side for the series against South Africa and Australia-Bangladesh. Consistent ODI performances advocated a Test call-up for the 2005 Ashes. His fearless stroke-play made him the top-scorer in the series, playing a major role in England reclaiming the Ashes for the first time in two decades. Consistent performances in 2007 cemented his place in all forms of the game. A strong player on the drive, KP is a beautiful player of the hook and pull as well while his signature 'Flamingo' shot and the switch-hit is a spectator's delight.

When Michael Vaughan and Paul Collingwood gave up their roles as captains in the longer and shorter forms of the game respectively, the role was offered to Pietersen. Defeat in his first Test as captain was overcome when he led England to a 2-1 ODI series win at native South Africa. Backroom differences with the then coach Peter Moores led to Moores' sacking and Pietersen's resignation, ending his short stint as captain. An achilles injury served as a much needed break in his rigorous career, and he made a successful England return for retaining the Ashes in 2009. The year proved additionally fruitful when he was again one of the star performers in England's ICC World T20 win in 2010. What followed was a successful 2010-11 Ashes campaign down under, where he ended a 20-month long wait for an international ton with his first double century and followed it up with an Ashes win in Australia in 24 years.

KP was unfortunately ruled out of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup due to a hernia injury, which subsequently made him unavailable for that year's Indian T20 League. However, in 2012, he was transferred to Delhi from his former franchise, Bangalore. In the English summer of 2012, during South Africa's tour to the country, he was marred with a few controversies which got him dropped from the third Test. Further contract-related issues led to his immature retirement from ODIs which he later revoked. All issues sorted and buried, he was picked for England's successful tour of India where he scored a series-turning century in Mumbai that helped England win the first of their two Tests. The following year, he was once again ruled out of the Indian T20 League following a knee injury picked up during England's tour of New Zealand. Pietersen then returned for the Ashes in July 2013 and scored a sparkling century in the third Test at Manchester. Pietersen completed his 100th Test during the first Test of the return Ashes later that year but had a substandard series although he was the top run-getter for England who lost the urn through a 5-0 whitewash.

The fallout of the Ashes resulted in the ouster of coach Andy Flower and Pietersen’s relationship with the ECB management came in question once again. The ECB decided not to include KP on the tour to West Indies in February 2014 and speculated that it could well be the end for KP as an English cricketer. Pietersen himself made a statement in the matter, ‘Although I am obviously very sad the incredible journey has come to an end, I'm also hugely proud of what we, as a team, have achieved over the past nine years.’ In the same month, Pietersen landed a contract with the Delhi franchise for the 7th edition of the Indian T20 League and was also made captain of the team.