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Famous/popular English cricket players: Kevin Pieterson

by on February 21, 2011
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Famous/popular English cricket players: Kevin Pieterson

  • Kevin Pieterson, the tall young English batsman, who was born in South Africa, began his one day career in 2004 and made his test debut in the next year against Australian cricket team. (2005)
  • With 136 one day international performances Kevin Pieterson has made an aggregate of 4440 runs with the help of 9 centuries and 25 fifties with 130 being his highest total.
  • Kevin Pieterson has played 104 test matches and managed to score 8181 runs at an average of 47. 28. His test career includes 23 hundreds and 35 fifties. 
  • He is basically a batsman but somehow has managed to write 7 wickets in his bowling records.
  • Kevin has played in just one world cup and performed very well by scoring a couple of centuries, and not to forget his flawless batting in the T twenty World Series too.
  • He faced a lot of criticism and curses during the tour to South Africa where he was called as a traitor. The criticism has no effect on his performance as he played well and earned a permanent spot in the English batting squad.
  • Kevin Pietersen was among the winning eleven during the Ashes series of 2005, England’s tour to Australia in 2006-2007 and the T twenty world cup 2010.
  • In 2013, Pieterson became highest run scorer in all formats of cricket

Highlight of player profile:

  • Pietersen becase the fastest batsman to reach both 2000 and 1000 runs in one day international cricket format. 
  • He has also scored second highest runs from his first 25 test matches.
  • In terms of days, Kevin is the fastest player to reach 4000, 5000 and 7000 test runs. 
  • Kevin Pietersen is the only English player to make it to top of ICC One Day International rankings

With sheer talent and batting skills Kevin Pietersen was one of the most reliable batsmen the English cricket team side has ever had. Kevin Pietersen is one of the most popular aggressive batsmen of recent times.  

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