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Sunday, April 05, 2020

Kevin Pietersen

One of the most flamboyant cricketers ever to don the England cap, Kevin Pietersen is a name that divides opinion like few others in the sport. Pietersen made his Test debut in the 2005 Ashes scoring a half century in his very first innings and followed it up with another in the second. He was the standout performer for England with the rest of the batting order collapsing around him. Over the years, many of England\'s big totals were in part due to Pietersen\'s masterful stroke play and the team have generally struggled in his absence. Born South African, Pietersen joined Nottighamshire in 2000. His first ODI series was in 2004 against Zimbabwe, in which he averaged 104. In the subsequent series series against South Africa, he scored three centuries, one of which was the fastest ever by an Englishman. But Pietersen\'s consistency with the bat was also accompanied by clashes with the ECB, former England coach Peter Moores, Andy Flower and Andrew Strauss which ultimately led him to be axed from the England setup.


Andrew Strauss admits poor handling of Kevin Pietersen saga but maintains IPL can't gain precedence over Test cricket

April 05, 2020 2:38 pm

After being dropped for good in 2014-15, Kevin Pietersen had hit out at some of his teammates like Matt Prior and Stuart Broad in his autobiography, which also included criticism of Andrew Strauss for not supporting him.

Royal Challengers Bangalore burdened with title pressure: Virat Kohli

April 05, 2020 1:58 pm

Star-studded Bangalore have reached three finals of the Twenty20 league but are one of only three existing franchises — along with Delhi and Punjab — not to have won the title.

Ahmed Shehzad forgets he plays in PSL, not IPL during Insta Live interview with Kevin Pietersen

March 31, 2020 11:07 am

Pietersen did not seem happy with the way Shehzad batted for Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2020. Shehzad scored 61 runs from seven games in this edition of the T20 league.

Virat Kohli impressed by 'unreal' talent recommended by Kevin Pietersen

December 14, 2019 11:32 am

Kevin Pietersen brought to Virat Kohli's notice an 'unreal' talent, requesting the Indian captain to consider him in the squad.

Rishabh Pant needs time to mature, says Kevin Pietersen

December 09, 2019 1:35 pm

Virat Kohli had earlier asserted that Rishabh Pant can't be isolated to such an extent that he starts feeling nervous on the field and Kevin Pietersen feels the young wicketkeeper has a long way to go.

Kevin Pietersen offers solution for South Africa Cricket board crisis in a single tweet

December 07, 2019 5:39 pm

Kevin Pietersen suggested that South Africa's most successful wicketkeeper, Mark Boucher should become head coach, Makhaya Ntini should be roped in as bowling coach and Robin Petersen as spin bowling coach.

Kevin Pietersen tells Aussies how to tackle Jofra Archer’s bouncer with a hilarious video

August 22, 2019 11:26 am

The Durham bowler came round the wicket to Cosgrove and bowled a short-pitched delivery seeing him come down the wicket. The left-handed batsman did not duck and played the ball with his helmet as it carried to the first slip fielder. 

World Cup 2019: 'Transformed' England and India are favourites, says Kevin Pietersen

May 30, 2019 3:37 pm

Besides India and England, unpredictable Australia and West Indies too have bright chances of winning the Cricket World Cup feels former English cricketer, Kevin Pietersen.

Apart from Virat Kohli, struggle to see entertainers in cricket, says Kevin Pietersen

October 10, 2018 12:43 am

Kevin Pietersen said that barring Virat Kohli, there is a lack of entertainers and personalities in modern-day cricket.

Kevin Pietersen bats for Test cricket in MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture: Full text of his speech

June 12, 2018 11:12 pm

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen on Tuesday became the first overseas player to give the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture.


Kevin Pietersen celebrates 35th birthday in Caribbean

June 28, 2015 11:27 am

Kevin Pietersen celebrated his 35th birthday on Saturday with his teammates.

Express Adda with Kevin Pietersen: An evening of style and class

April 09, 2014 1:52 pm

Kevin Pietersen, at the Express Adda on Tuesday, spoke at length about the game of cricket, Delhi Daredevils and the road ahead.