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About Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen is an English Cricketer.

Personal Biography

Actress Jessica Taylor is his wife. For more information about their relationship, read Jessica Taylor & Kevin Pietersen.

Professional Biography

Kevin Pietersen has made his international debut in 2004 against Zimbabwe in Harare. He has scored 4,184 runs at an average of 41.84 in one-day internationals and averages 37.93 in international t20 cricket.

On May 31, 2012 Kevin Pietersen has announced retirement from all forms of international limited cricket including One Day Internationals and Twenty20. He said that he would like to be treated as a specialist test cricketer. Kevin Pietersen has played 127 ODIs and 36 T20s for England.

South African tour to England - 2008

South African batting great Barry Richards said Pietersen will be Proteas No.1 target when the South African cricket team will take on England in a Test series. Speaking on Pietersen, England opener Alastair Cook said Sledging Pietersen may prove very costly for South Africa
and that they will only get revenge with the bat. Pietersen said that he felt his century against South Africa is as good as winning the Ashes.

Playing for IPL 2009

Kevin Pietersen defended his decision to play in the Indian Premier League Season 2 only a few days after complaining of homesickness during Englands lengthy tour of the Caribbean.

Controversies

In May 2012, Kevin Pietersen was fined by the English Cricket Board for his twitter comments against former English batsman Nick Knight. England Cricket Captain Andrew Strauss has justified the action saying that ECB has the right to take action since Pietersen is contractually obligated to the ECB.

Kevin Pietersen in News

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Shane Warne Joins ESPN STAR Sports Presentation Team for the Second Test Between India and England
Legendary Australian leg spinner Shane Warne was formally introduced today as part of the ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) presentation team for the second test between India and England starting tomorrow at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Aloke Malik, Managing Director, ESPN Software India Pvt. Ltd. presented an ESS jacket to the leg spinner welcoming him on board

ESPN STAR Sports Signs Shane Warne as an Expert Analyst
ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), Asia’s leading sports content provider, today announced that Shane Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game, has signed on as a part of ESPN STAR Sports ’commentary, presentation and analysis team for a period of 3 years

England could still miss Pietersen: Arthur
Australia coach Mickey Arthur believes England could still miss their star batsman Kevin Pietersen, despite winning four successive one-day internationals since he retired from limited overs cricket.

England cricketers to face HMRC quiz on tax loophole
England cricket stars would be facing an tax investigation into a loophole that could be saving players thousands of pounds a year.

Swann warns Oz of England's 'world class' players ahead of ODI series
Graeme Swann has said England's fast bowlers and batsmen are of world class quality, and are capable enough beating any side in the world.

Warne criticises ECB 'egoistic' treatment of match winner Pietersen
Defending his former Hampshire teammate over a retirement row, spin legend Shane Warne has criticized the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over their treatment of Kevin Pietersen.

Broad says England have moved on since KP's retirement following Hales' masterclass
Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad has said England has moved on since opener Kevin Pietersen announced his retirement from limited over formats. He also hailed Alex Hales' superb innings of 99 against the West Indies in second and final Twenty20 match between the two sides.

Stuart Broad reckons England must find Pietersen's replacement for T20
England T20 captain Stuart Broad has insisted his Three Lions cricket team must find a replacement for star player Kevin Pietersen, ahead of the World T20 cricket tournament in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

'Rejuvenated' Bell keen to cement opening partnership with captain Cook
England batsman Ian Bell, who recently made a comeback into the one-day team, has expressed a desire to carry forward his growing partnership with captain Alastair Cook at the top of the order in the shorter version of cricket for England.

Ex Kiwi batsman Vincent says Pietersen's choice to quit ODIs, T20s should be respected
Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has said England's star batsman Kevin Pietersen's decision to quit the limited over formats to concentrate on Test cricket should be respected by everyone, as no one knows the exact reason behind his decision.

England to rely on 'specialists' in ODIs following Bell's century against Windies
England, who are aiming to become the best limited overs team in the world after conquering the Test front, would continue to play specialist players in their one-day team following Ian Bell's spectacular century against the West Indies in the first of the three one-day matches between them.

England ready to match Gayle-led explosive Windies' firepower in ODIs: Cook
England skipper Alastair Cook has said that his team had the firepower to match the heavy hitting West Indies' batsmen in the upcoming ODIs.

Cook says England 'ready to move on as a team' following Pietersen's abrupt ODI exit
Miffed over Kevin Pietersen's abrupt exit from all forms of one-day international cricket, England's ODI skipper Alastair Cook has said that even though the world class batsman will be missed, the side will move on as a team.

Bopara determined to win Test spot back by scoring heavily against Windies, OZ in ODIs
England batsman Ravi Bopara is ready to utilize the one-day series against the West Indies and Australia, starting on Saturday, as a platform to impress the selectors, and make a return to the Test team.

Gayle slams ECB over ruling out 'best batsman in team' Pietersen from T20s
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle believes England has made a big mistake by refusing to allow South Africa's Kevin Pietersen to continue playing Twenty20 cricket.

Bell looks to fill in Pietersen's boots on England ODI return
Ian Bell, who has been picked to open alongside Alastair Cook in place of the retired Kevin Pietersen in ODIs, has vowed to use this opportunity to fill Pietersen's space in the team.

'Gloomy' Flower hopes KP doesn't regret choice to quit ODIs, T20s in future
England coach Andy Flower has expressed his sadness over Kevin Pietersen's decision to quit the shorter versions of cricket, and hopes the South Africa born batsman doesn't regret his decision in future.

Bell will replace Pietersen as opener in England's ODI team
Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell will replace Kevin Pietersen as Alastair Cook's opening partner in the England's ODI team.

Pietersen to miss Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said he has no plans to play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League following his retirement from one-day international cricket.

Pietersen reveals 'falling out of love with ODIs' as reason for decision to quit
Explaining the reason for his opting to no longer play one day cricket, England batsman Kevin Pietersen has admitted that he had fallen out of love with ODIs.

Surrey extends deal with Pietersen till his international cricket tenure
Surrey cricket team has extended its contract with England cricketer Kevin Pieterson for a period till he plays international cricket.

Pietersen labels Swann's autobiography 'not a clever book'
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has branded off-spinner Graeme Swann's recent autobiography "not a clever book" after the latter described KP as "not a natural leader".

Pietersen reveals how he was snubbed when asked to be made ODI captain
England middle order batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed how he offered to be England's one-day captain last summer - only to be snubbed in favour of Alastair Cook.

Pieterson 'tightest man' among South Africa- born English cricketers: Broad
England paceman Stuart Broad has reckoned that Kevin Pietersen leads South Africa- born English cricketers, who are meanest with their money.

Swann still doesn't think Pietersen is captaincy material
England off-spinner Graeme Swann cannot understand the fuss being made about his autobiographical revelation that Kevin Pietersen is not captaincy material.

England spinner Panesar included in squad for Test series against Pak
England spinner Monty Panesar has been included in the team for the three- match Test series against Pakistan between January and February 2012.

'Off-field code of conduct' helps England cricketers avoid rugby-style disasters: Strauss
England skipper Andrew Strauss has revealed how a code of conduct for his teammates has helped avoid disasters similar to what the country's rugby stars suffered during the recent World Cup in New Zealand.

Cowan laments controversy over KP's 'I'm not f- king English' book anecdote
Australian cricketer Ed Cowan has lamented the controversy, that was sparked off due to an anecdote on his friend and England cricketer Kevin Pietersen

ICC rebukes Pietersen for questioning umpires in 20-20 international
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reprimanded key England batsman Kevin Pietersen for showing disdain at an umpire's decision during his team's six-wicket victory over India in a Twenty20 International at Kolkata's Eden Gardens on Saturday.

Swann brushes off talk of 'dressing-room disharmony and discord' with Pietersen
England's stand-in Twenty20 captain Graeme Swann insists that his relationship with star batsman Kevin Pietersen is unaffected by the controversy created by his autobiography, 'The Breaks Are Off, My Autobiography'.

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