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Saturday, November 28, 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.


Rahul Dravid's advice on how to play spin changed the world for Kevin Pietersen

August 02, 2020 1:12 pm

Pietersen said his Indian Premier League experiences, batting alongside world-class players such as Dravid and Virender Sehwag, helped him expand his repertoire of shots.

Players must play, crowd or no crowd: Kevin Pietersen

May 11, 2020 8:20 am

Always a big favourite with fans, Pietersen hit 23 centuries and scored more than 8,000 runs in 104 tests for England before finally hanging up his bat in 2018 after a few years playing for club teams across the world.

Mumbai Indians' Lasith Malinga named greatest bowler in IPL history

April 21, 2020 1:18 pm

Lasith Malinga helped Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians to win IPL 2019 final against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by defending nine runs in the final over despite going for 42 runs in his previous three overs.

'MS Dhoni arguably the greatest captain ever': Kevin Pietersen

April 18, 2020 3:37 pm

MS Dhoni, who has been leading IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, has been a successful captain there also, winning the cash-rich T20 league thrice in 2010, 2011 and 2018.

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 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.