KEVIN PIETERSEN

  • Kevin Pietersen becomes fastest to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey 1 week ago

    London: Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey before falling relatively cheaply to Essex's New Zealand allrounder Jesse Ryder in the Second Division of the County Championship on Sunday. Pietersen, in his 17th innings at this level for Surrey, needed only two balls at...
  • Kumar Sangakkara wants Kevin Pietersen to make England return April 22, 2015

    London: Sri Lanka's batting great Kumar Sangakkara enjoyed his first experience of batting with Kevin Pietersen at English county side Surrey and said he wants England and Pietersen to settle matters which might help the English batsman find a way to return to international cricket. The pair spent 37 minutes together...
  • Kevin Pietersen 'flattered' by Steve Waugh blast April 21, 2015

    Kevin Pietersen has admitted to being "flattered" at the interest shown in him by Steve Waugh after the Australia great told England to steer clear of giving the controversial batsman a Test recall. Waugh, one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, said Pietersen "may have been a great player but...
  • Craig Kieswetter: A champion of Twenty20 cricket April 20, 2015

    Kevin Pietersen migrated to England from his country of birth in protest against the quota system. Another South African born, snubbed by his provincial team, moved to England in 2006. Often compared to Pietersen, in batting style and aggressive stroke-play, but given nowhere near the recognition as the former England...
  • Kumar Sangakkara slams ton for Surrey, Pietersen misses out April 20, 2015

    Kumar Sangakkara ensured the crowd at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens on Sunday witnessed a hundred from a world-class batsman as Surrey team-mate Kevin Pietersen missed out on the first day against Glamorgan. Pietersen, biding for an England recall after being axed last year following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, fell...
  • Kevin Pietersen no longer a great player: Steve Waugh April 20, 2015

    Former Australia captain Steve Waugh believes controversial England batsman Kevin Pietersen no longer merits a place in the national side. Pietersen was sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following a series of disputes between him and the team and has not played for the national team in over...
  • Michael Clarke hopes Kevin Pietersen doesn't feature in Ashes April 17, 2015

    Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has said he expects axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen to get a call up for the Ashes tour later this year, but hopes he doesn't. The South Africa-born Pietersen - England's most prolific run-scorer in all formats - was dumped after last year's Ashes whitewash by...
  • Kevin Pietersen sends signal to England selectors with century April 12, 2015

    England: Kevin Pietersen was challenged to rack up runs in domestic cricket to stand any chance of an unlikely return to the England team after a year away from the international game. He couldn't have started any better. In his first game for Surrey since re-signing for the county to revive his...
  • Kevin Pietersen best player I have played with: Andrew Strauss April 11, 2015

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has said exiled batsman Kevin Pietersen was the best player he ever played with. "In terms of being able to do things that other cricketers couldn't, in the England side while I was involved he was the one guy that stood out for me," Strauss...
  • Kevin Pietersen backs Michael Vaughan for new England role April 10, 2015

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board announced the new position of director of cricket on Wednesday as Paul Downton lost his job as their managing director of cricket, with his current post also scrapped. Vaughan was immediately linked to the role, with new ECB chief executive Tom Harrison eager to...
  • Kevin Pietersen hits back at former skipper Graham Gooch for rebel tour April 6, 2015

    London: Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has criticised former England captain Graham Gooch for his role in the rebel tour of South Africa in 1982. Pitersen's verbal attack came after Gooch said victory for England in their upcoming series against the West Indies could end speculation that the sacked batsman will...
  • England quells Kevin Pietersen talk ahead of West Indies tour April 2, 2015

    London: England flew out to the Caribbean on Thursday suppressing fevered talk about Kevin Pietersen's possible international return and insisting the upcoming test series against the West Indies isn't make or break for coach Peter Moores. Pietersen is once again the talk of English cricket after the incoming ECB chairman said...
  • Kevin Pietersen shouldn't expect England recall, says Alec Stewart March 31, 2015

    London: Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen shouldn't expect an international recall despite his return to county cricket, according to his Surrey coach Alec Stewart. Pietersen has rejoined Surrey to play in County Championship Division Two this season in a bid to win a Test recall for England's Ashes showdown with Australia...
  • Kevin Pietersen return could 'tear apart' England: John Buchanan March 27, 2015

    Recalling sacked Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team because the batsman is like a child who wants to get his own way, according to former Australia coach John Buchanan. Pietersen, sacked in February 2014 following England's 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, joined Surrey on Wednesday in...
  • Kevin Pietersen returns to English cricket with Surrey March 25, 2015

    London: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has joined county side Surrey for the forthcoming season, the club said on Wednesday. Pietersen, bidding to return to the international scene after being sacked last year, will be available for all forms of cricket, starting with Surrey's opening county championship fixture on April 19. "I'm...
  • Pietersen to miss the first phase of the IPL 8 to reignite England career March 24, 2015

    London: Kevin Pietersen has been released from part of his contract with Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad, enabling the batsman to play for an English county to improve his chances of an England recall. In a statement released on his official website, Pietersen says "I'm going to do everything in...
  • Kevin Pietersen not in England plans, says selector March 18, 2015

    Kevin Pietersen's wish for an England recall is unlikely to come true any time soon, according to selector James Whitaker who says the 34-year-old is not part of his plans. The swashbuckling middle-order batsman, sacked in 2014, said he would "do anything" to regain his place when he talked to BBC...
  • Outcast Kevin Pietersen set for another chance with England March 18, 2015

    A year ago, England decided they could no longer live with the divisive dressing-room influence of Kevin Pietersen and ditched its most talented and prolific batsman. The realisation is dawning on English cricket, however, that it can't live without him. As the national team lurches from one embarrassment to another, Pietersen is...
  • Kevin Pietersen likely to give up IPL contract to play county March 14, 2015

    Bangalore: Kevin Pietersen is likely to give up his Indian Premier League contract as he intends to play county cricket in a bid to win an England recall in time for this year's Ashes, The Telegraph reported on Saturday (March 14). Although six counties have expressed an interest in signing Pietersen,...
  • Darren Gough blasts England selectors after World Cup exit March 12, 2015

    Former England pacer Darren Gough thinks Peter Moores has made some huge mistakes and Kevin Pietersen should be in the ODI team. ...
  • World Cup: Kevin Pietersen does not warrant England return, says Nasser Hussain March 3, 2015

    Kevin Pietersen does not warrant a recall to the England team despite apparent support from incoming ECB chief Colin Graves, according to former skipper Nasser Hussain. Pietersen was sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) last year but England's dreadful start to the World Cup has inevitably raised debate...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan look to continue winning momentum against UAE March 3, 2015

    Napier: When the going is good, there are few jobs in cricket that guarantee adulation as readily as that of captain of a team such as India or Pakistan. Such is the fervour among cricket fans in the two countries that share a border, that it is often said that...
  • ECB says 'no change' for Pietersen's England hopes March 2, 2015

    "Nothing has changed" for Kevin Pietersen's hopes of playing international cricket again, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Sunday, despite incoming chairman Colin Graves appearing to leave the door open for the exiled batsman's return. Sacked by England a year ago and later released by county side Surrey, the...
  • ECB chairman opens door to Kevin Pietersen return March 1, 2015

    London: Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has given Kevin Pietersen a glimmer of hope that he may yet be able to resurrect his England career. Pietersen, 34, has not played for England since the ECB effectively called time on his international career following the disastrous Ashes...
  • Is lack of international cricket hurting Pietersen's T20 career? February 18, 2015

    "By releasing me before the auction, they were able to go fishing for something different if they saw it. If Delhi (Daredevils) and I were a sitcom relationship, we were 'on a break'. Free to see other people." This is an extract from Kevin Pietersen's autobiography, referred to the 2014 IPL...
  • Playing with freedom will banish England's demons: Kevin Pietersen February 13, 2015

    Exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen believes his former teammates can win the World Cup if they play with freedom even though their dreadful record in the last five tournaments suggests otherwise. Since reaching the final of the 1992 World Cup, where they lost to Pakistan, England's form at the tournament is...
  • Kevin Pietersen confirms availability for full CPL season February 5, 2015

    Jamaica: England's Kevin Pietersen has confirmed his availability for the entirety of the 2015 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season. The 34-year-old debuted in the tournament last year but played just two matches for St. Lucia Zouks after arriving late due to his English County commitments, reports CMC. "Being involved in CPL 2014...
  • Kevin Pietersen swaps bat for microphone at World Cup February 5, 2015

    London: After being sacked by England, Kevin Pietersen will appear at the World Cup after all, although he will swap his bat for a microphone after being signed up as a BBC radio pundit. Pietersen, fourth on England's list of all-time run scorers in one-day internationals, was not considered for the...
  • Kevin Pietersen backs Eoin Morgan for England's World Cup success January 28, 2015

    London: Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen Wednesday backed newly appointed captain Eoin Morgan to lead his team to success in the World Cup Feb 14-March 29. Morgan took over the reigns from Alastair Cook shortly after the tour of Sri Lanka where England lost the One-Day International (ODI) series 2-5 and...
  • England missed a trick with Pietersen omission: Ricky Ponting January 17, 2015

    Former Australian Test captain Ricky Ponting believes England have "missed a trick" in choosing to discard batsman Kevin Pietersen. Ponting also said his desire to "learn more" about the inner workings of the England cricket team was the catalyst for his in-depth questioning of Pietersen during a BBL commentary stint last...