Kevin Pietersen is a South African born English cricketer who plays for England. He will play from Delhi Daredevils in Indian Premier League season 5.
Kevin Pietersen is a South African born English cricketer who plays for England. Here is everything from news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more about Kevin Pietersen.
He was born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa on 27 June 1980 to an English mother, Penny, and an Afrikaner father, Jannie. He has three brothers Tony, Greg and Bryan. His mother being from England made him eligible to play for England.
Though he was born in South Africa and made his first class debut there in Natal in 1997 at the age of 17, he ultimately moved to England expressing his dissatisfaction at the racial quota system in place in South Africa.
Pietersen is a right-handed batsman and right arm off spin bowler.
He played his first One Day International against Zimbabwe in 2004 and played his first Test match in 2005 in Ashes series against Australia. He is known for his fierce hitting in ODI and T20 and at the same time for his composure and patience in test match. The Times called him "the most complete batsman in cricket".
He is the fastest batsman to reach both 1,000 and 2,000 runs in ODI cricket, and the quickest to reach 5,000 Test runs. He has the second highest total number of runs in first 25 Tests that he has played bettered only by Australian Donald Bradman. He is only the third English batsman to top the ICC ODI rankings.
He will play from Delhi Daredevils in Indian Premier League season 5. Prior to this season he played for Deccan Chargers in 4th season and for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2nd and 3rd seasons.
London, May 18 (IANS) A 19-year-old man and a 15-year-old accomplice who tried to rob a shop owned by an Indian-origin man in Britain last year have been sentenced by a court in Britain.
Sydney, May 18 (ANI): Former England captain Andrew Strauss has said that it is important for England to have star batsman Kevin Pietersen fully fit for a successful Ashes series, even though he has a big ego.
Rome, May 17 (IANS) Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic brushed aside their opponents to reach the quarter-finals while Rafael Nadal was made to sweat before reaching the final eight of the Rome Masters here.
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Actress Britney Spears says her sons might want to build a career in showbiz, but nothing is planned so far.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): The man behind the American television soap opera 'The Bold and the Beautiful', Ron Weaver, died on Thursday. He was 75.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has said that he has been subjected to much racial abuse and will walk off pitch if he faces anymore racial slurs during the game.
Wellington, May 16 (ANI): Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said that the prospect of losing to New Zealand in the Test series is unthinkable for England, especially in the backdrop of the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy and the five-Test Ashes in a packed summer of cricket.
Rome, May 15 (IANS) Top seed Novak Djokovic and second seed Roger Federer shook off their shock defeats in Madrid to ease past their opponents into the third round of Rome Masters.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly demanding 100 million dollars to reprise his role as Iron Man/Tony Stark in the two sequels of 'The Avengers'.
London, May 11 (ANI): English bowlers Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan have returned to the 12-man squad from injury for the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's.
London, May 11 (ANI): English bowlers Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan have returned to the 12-man squad from injury for the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's.
Los Angeles, May 10 (IANS) Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, is a big fan of "incredible" actor Dwayne Johnson and is keen to work with him some day.
London, May 10 (ANI): A British silversmith has revealed that the FA Cup needed almost eighty hours of restoration to bring it back to its original pristine condition after Chelsea returned it back.
Johannesburg, May 7 (ANI): World football governing body FIFA has put strong clamps on racism by proposing strict rules under which teams face being thrown out of competitions or even relegated if their staff or fans are found guilty of racism or discrimination.
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A new analysis has suggested that a roughly 3.5-mile high Martian mound that scientists suspect preserves evidence of a massive lake might actually have formed as a result of the Red Planet's famously dusty atmosphere.
London, May 6 (IANS) Actor-director Kevin Spacey named his new pet dog Boston to pay tribute to the city in the wake of last month's bombings.
London, May 6 (IANS) Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, says there will be more sequels of "Iron Man" and that the character of Tony Stark can be as popular as James Bond.
Berlin, May 5 (IANS) Dortmund shared points with 10-men Bayern as Manuel Neuer saved a penalty meanwhile Leverkusen sealed the Champions League spot for next season at the 32nd round of German Bundesliga.
Sydney, May 4 (ANI): England bowlers Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan are back in the side after recovering from elbow injuries, and are a part of the 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, which was named by the selectors on Friday.
Johannesburg, May 03 (ANI): Marvel studios, which has enjoyed incredible success with movies such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, is hoping to release a comic book movie featuring a female protagonist.
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Marvel Studios, which has created and promoted superhero characters like Spider-Man, Captain America and Black Panther, is now planning to make a film with a female superhero as its protagonist.
Houston, April 30 (IANS) Houston Rockets avoided elimination with a 105-103 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference first-round playoff series.
Sydney, Apr.28 (ANI): Twitter followers of Australia's famous politicians suggest that they are high in terms of popularity, but it has emerged that these figures are targeted and inflated by 'spam bots', a test conducted on the social media analysis platforms has revealed.
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): The sale of smartphones has significantly gone up and over shadowed the feature phones (dumbphones) during the last quarter worldwide.
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Star England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that he is targeting returning to the team in time for the back-to-back Ashes series, although he admitted that his current injury is still hurting him a lot.
Sydney, Apr 25 (ANI): Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that his team will do their homework long before the Ashes tour by studying their English opponents for soft spots to exploit.
London, April 25 (ANI): Nicole Kidman and Oscar-winning 'Life of Pi' director Ang Lee are all set to join Steven Spielberg on this year's Cannes Film Festival jury.
London, Apr 25 (ANI): In a major setback to the England team, controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out the squad for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy after a slower-than-expected recovery from a knee injury.
London, April 24(ANI): PSY continues to set records on YouTube, with his new single "Gentleman," earning 38 million views in a single day as it set a blistering pace to 200 million views.
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston has reportedly postponed her marriage with fiance actor Justin Theroux until August.
Karachi, Apr. 24 (ANI): Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BBA), which suspended its flights to Pakistan for the last eight months due to Hajj season and shortage of aircraft, is unwilling to resume its operations, despite a lucrative air route.
Washington, April 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators that he and his brother learned to make homemade pressure-cooker bombs from an online magazine published by the Al Qaeda, US media reported.
Rome, April 23 (IANS) Juventus have been fined 30,000 euro because a section of their fans were heard chanting racist abuse during Sunday's match against AC Milan.
Washington, April 23 (ANI): The Backstreet Boys, who released their first self-titled album 15 years back, were awarded with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Monday.
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Actor Tom Hiddleston is reportedly in talks to star in a remake of 1994 film "The Crow".
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Popular TV musical drama "Glee" has been renewed for two more seasons - , said officials at Fox Broadcasting Company.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils all-rounder Johan Botha feels it is time for the seniors to stand up and take responsibility to help the team end its six-match losing streak in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Seven new genetic regions associated with pulmonary fibrosis has been identified in a new genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 people.
Washington, Apr. 19 (ANI): The Mississippi man suspected of sending deadly ricin in letters to President Barack Obama and a senator is known to police, who have long viewed him as a paranoid conspiracy theorist prone to violence.
Johannesburg, Apr 19 (ANI): Retired England captain Andrew Flintoff has said that his former team-mate Kevin Pietersen may consider quitting Test cricket after playing in the upcoming back-to-back Ashes series against Australia.
Sydney, Apr. 18 (ANI): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested a man on suspicion of sending poisonous letters to US President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator.
Sydney, Apr 17 (ANI): England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that star batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the upcoming home Investec Test series with New Zealand due to a persistent knee injury.
London, Apr.16 (ANI): England cricketer Kevin Pietersen is on the brink of being ruled out of England Tests against New Zealand because of his knee injury.
London, April 16 (IANS) Stylish batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of England's home Test series against New Zealand after it was ascertained that he would be needing more time to recover from his knee injury.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will clash with Delhi Daredevils in the 21st match of Indian Premier league to be played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore from 8pm.
Bangalore, April 15 (IANS) It is about time that Delhi not just dared to win, but actually did so and time is fast running out for these stragglers as they face Royal Challengers Bangalore here Tuesday in the Indian Premier League.
Washington, April 15 (ANI): The wireless space is getting crowded. Wi-Fi signals, Bluetooth devices, ZigBee sensor nodes and other electronics and protocols are increasingly clogging the airwaves, resulting in dropped calls, wasted bandwidth and bad connections.
Rio de Janeiro, April 15 (IANS) Two Brazilian football fans were shot dead as violence rocked an official test event for a 2014 World Cup stadium.
Casablanca (Morocco), April 15 (IANS) Tommy Robredo of Spain beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (8-6), 4-6 and 6-3 to win the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament here.
Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Popular pop band Backstreet Boys star Kevin Richardson is set to become a father for the second time.
Casablanca, April 14 (IANS) Spanish tennis player Tommy Robredo and Kevin Anderson of South Africa will clash in the Grand Prix Hassan II final.
Rio de Janeiro, April 14 (IANS) South America's football governing body Conmebol has absolved Corinthians of responsibility for the death of a 14-year-old fan killed by a firework during a Copa Libertadores match in February.
London, Apr 14 (ANI): England's limited-overs coach Ashley Giles has said that the hosts are in good shape to win the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, despite star batsman Kevin Pietersen's injury.
London, Apr 13 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen's return to cricket may be delayed further after reports emerged that he may require knee surgery so that he is fit in time for the Ashes.
London, Apr 12 (ANI): England's national selector Geoffrey Miller has warned that players Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann may miss the two Tests against New Zealand beginning on May 16 as they still continue to recover from their respective injuries.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils' South African import Morne Morkel Thursday said the team was in a positive mood even after the three consecutive losses in the Indian Premier League, and hoped a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad Friday would give his team some momentum.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad here at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Friday, looking for a win that has eluded them so far in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): European football's governing body UEFA, which has been accused of being too soft on racism in the past, has proposed that offending players or officials will be banned for 10 matches if they are found guilty of the offence.
London, Apr 11 (ANI): The 'Bible of Cricket' Wisden has lambasted controversial English batsman Kevin Pieterson, saying that he has a 'self-pitying' attitude and had an 'arrogant' approach to cricket last year.
London, April 11 (ANI): Using W. M. Keck Observatory, a new study has tracked the "rain" of charged water particles into the atmosphere of Saturn and found the extent of the ring-rain is far greater, and falls across larger areas of the planet, than previously thought.
Washington, Apr. 9 (ANI): For a stepdad, it's one thing to win a woman's heart and another to win over her children.
Santa Cruz (Bolivia), April 7 (IANS) Santos striker Neymar and former AC Milan midfielder Ronaldinho starred in Brazil's 4-0 demolition of Bolivia in a football friendly international here.
Berlin, April 6 (IANS) Hoffenheim overcame Dusseldorf 3-0 to earn three points in their relegation battle in German Bundesliga football.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils' explosive opener David warner hopes that his team can get its act together in the next game against Rajasthan Royals Saturday for its first win in the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) this season.
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Actress Katey Sagal will be seen in the next season of "Glee" as Kevin McHale's mother.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Explosive England batsman Kevin Pietersen paid a surprise visit to his Delhi Daredevils teammates by turning up at their training session at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Friday.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Dashing England batsman Kevin Pietersen turned up at the Delhi Daredevils' training session here at the Ferozeshah Kotla Friday to boost the morale of his teammates.
Washington, April 5 (ANI): A new study led by a NASA researcher has found that Hydrogen peroxide is abundant across much of the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa,.
London, Apr. 4 (ANI): Two men were convicted on Wednesday of hatching a plot to rob and kill international pop star Joss Stone.
Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in the opening match of the sixth edition of Indian Premier League at Kolkata to continue their journey as champion in IPL.
London, Apr 4 (ANI): The English media has said that the Indian Premier League may be on a collision course with the English Cricket Board (ECB) if England's top cricketers continue to participate in the lucrative Twnty20 tournament.
Rio de Janeiro, April 3 (IANS) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari called up an 18-man squad formed only by players from Brazilian clubs to play a friendly at Bolivia Saturday.
Sydney, Apr 3 (ANI): England fast bowler Chris Tremlett has been named in the 30-man squad for the mid-year international season, including the back-to-back Ashes series.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Delhi have always had a strong squad in Indian Premier League and have reached the semifinals thrice (2008, 2009, and 2012) -- but on all occasions Delhi Daredevils have faltered in the end and failed to make it to the finals on all three occasions.
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Having already lost star batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Jesse Ryder to injuries, the Delhi Daredevils (DD) may now miss dashing opener Virender Sehwag, down with a back problem, too in the Indian Premier League (IPL) opener against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here Wednesday.
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Ahead of their Indian Premier League (IPL) season opener against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Wednesday, the Delhi Daredevils (DD) are wary of KKR's mystery offie Sunil Narine, who played a crucial role in his team winning its maiden IPL crown last year.
Rio de Janeiro, March 29 (IANS) Corinthians midfielder Paulinho says he is hopeful of regaining his place in Brazil's national football team for its friendly against Bolivia April 6.
New York, March 28 (ANI): A Chinese mother has brought a 6.5 million dollar apartment at the posh, still-unfinished One57 building in midtown for her 2-year-old daughter to use during her college.
Washington, March 28 (ANI): According to a study, the human report of emotion relies on three distinct systems: one system that directs attention to affective states ("I feel"), a second system that categorizes these states into words ("good", "bad", etc.); and a third system that relates the intensity of affective responses ("bad" or "awful"?).
Amsterdam, March 27 (IANS) The Netherlands continued their winning streak in World Cup qualification Group D by beating Romania 4-0 here, taking a major step towards the tournament in Brazil.
London, Mar. 27 (ANI): Multi-award winning singer Dionne Warwick has been forced to file for bankruptcy in New Jersey after being faced with paying a 650,000-dollar tax bill.
London, Mar 27 (ANI): England coach Andy Flower is confident team's premier Test batsman, Kevin Pietersen's knee problem will not prevent him playing a full part in the forthcoming Ashes summer.
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Actor Kevin Bacon has revealed that he had a mask made so that his fans would not recognize him, but stopped wearing it because he did not like being ignored.
Los Angeles, March 25 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears has introduced her new boyfriend David Lucado to her sons - Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6.
Skopje (Macedonia), March 23 (IANS) Belgium continued their winning streak with a 2-0 victory over Macedonia here in the European Zone Group A World Cup football qualifier.
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new technology that improves understanding of genetic basis of behaviours in mosquitoes and could lead to effective methods to control diseases spread by the insect, says a new study.
London, March 22 (IANS) Kevin Liverpool, 35, and Junior Bradshaw, 32, accused of planning to rob and kill singer Joss Stone had also written names of singer Beyonce Knowles and members of Girls Aloud in their kidnap diary, reports dailystar.co.uk.
London, March 22 (ANI): Two men accused of plotting to rob and behead singer Joss Stone also named other musical stars including Beyonce and Girls Aloud in their kidnap diary, a court was told.
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Alastair Cook has said he is disappointed England's premier Test batsman Kevin Pietersen's season has been ended sooner than they would have liked, but the captain added the fact that he would miss the Indian Premier League (IPL) season could be a blessing in disguise for them ahead of the all-important Ashes series this year.
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Researchers at Virginia Tech have successfully used a gene disruption technique to change the eye color of a mosquito - a critical step toward new genetic strategies aimed at disrupting the transmission of diseases such as dengue fever.
Canberra, March 21 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard retained the leadership of the Labor party Thursday after former prime minister Kevin Rudd declared he won't stand in the Labor leadership ballot in the Australian Labor Party (ALP) caucus.
Canberra, March 21 (Xinhua-ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has retained the leadership of the Labor party on Thursday after former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has declared he won't stand in the Labor leadership ballot in the Australian Labor Party (ALP) caucus.
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): Adobe Systems Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch has been hired by Apple to become the tech giants vice president of technologies.
London, March 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils suffered a serious set-back Wednesday after their maverick batsman Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a knee injury.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Noted economist Heizo Takenaka, who also serves as economic advisor to Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe, is slated to deliver a lecture in Mumbai March 25, organised by the think tank International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Two men from Longsight, Manchester, plotted to behead singer Joss Stone with a samurai sword and dump her body in a river, it has been revealed.
Sydney, Mar. 18 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is facing a landslide loss, with the Labour Party losing ground to a more popular Tony Abbott among voters, a new poll has found.
Houston, March 16 (IANS) The Houston Rockets came from 20 points behind to claim a 108-100 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA (National Basketball Association) action at Toyota Center.
Rio de Janeiro, March 14 (IANS) Brazil and Bolivia will play a friendly football match to honour a 14-year-old fan killed by a flare in a Copa Libertadores match last month.
Johannesburg, Mar 12 (ANI): English cricketer Kevin Pieterson and South African player Vernon Philander have been voted the top Test players of 2012 for their performances in the Sixth Annual Cricinfo Awards.