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  • Michael Clarke hopes Kevin Pietersen doesn't feature in Ashes Yesterday

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen, says Eoin Morgan January 15, 2015

    Sydney: England's new One-Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan, on Thursday reiterated that there was no way back for controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen and insisted that he has "the best group of players" with him in Australia. Pietersen had claimed that Morgan wanted him back in the England side when he...
  • Kevin Pietersen determined to play for England again January 14, 2015

    Exiled batsman Kevin Pietersen says he is still in the dark as to why England dumped him and remains determined to force his way back into the team. The controversial 34-year-old was dropped last February and subsequently released an autobiography in a blaze of publicity claiming the England dressing room had...
  • Kevin Pietersen claims Eoin Morgan wants him back in England team January 13, 2015

    London: Batsman Kevin Pietersen believes there is a way back into the England team now that Eoin Morgan has become one-day captain. Morgan replaced Alistair Cook in December and will lead the team at the World Cup in Australia. Pietersen's colourful international career was ended by England last year but the former...
  • Pietersen issue could have been handled differently: Broad January 12, 2015

    London: Describing Kevin Pietersen's sacking by England and Wales Cricket Board as "unnecessary", paceman Stuart Broad has said that the issue could have been handled differently. Pietersen, 34, was discarded by England in February last year after their 0-5 Ashes defeat last winter. Pietersen later went on to release a book...
  • Does Kevin Pietersen want to play for Australia or is he joking? January 11, 2015

    No cricketer uses the social media site Twitter the way former England captain Kevin Pietersen does. The controversial figure has once again created a stir by telling the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot that he is available to play for the PM's XI against England in Canberra ahead of the...
  • England players are jealous of me, says Kevin Pietersen January 10, 2015

    Melbourne: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has once again criticised his former international colleagues, suggesting he was the victim of professional jealousy. Pietersen was sacked almost a year ago, but has been on hand with regular barbs ever since a confidentiality agreement between the two parties expired, reports dailymail.co.uk. His explosive autobiography...