Born: June: 27 1980, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
Other Teams: England, England Lions, ICC World XI, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire, KwaZulu-Natal, Dolphins, Deccan Chargers, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Test Debut: England v Australia, Lord's, July 21-24 2005
ODI Debut: Zimbabwe v England, Harare, Nov 28 2004
T20 Debut: England v Australia, Southampton, June 13 2005
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Off-spin
Ostensibly a standout amongst the most regularly gifted batsmen of his era, Pietersen is fit for turning any diversion on its head. At his flashy and dismissive most effectively, he is a delight to see, joining monstrous power and grand timing with creative strokes that can leave the planet's ideally bowlers scratching their heads. Pietersen first came to England's consideration in December 1999, when, having developed in his local South Africa as an off-spinner who could bat, he struck a 57-ball 61 from number nine preceding grabbing four top-request wickets, incorporating Mike Atherton, Nasser Hussain.
Pietersen a was conceived in Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa. He made his top notch presentation for Natal in 1997 preceding moving to England, in the wake of voicing his dismay at the racial quantity framework set up in South Africa. His English mother made him qualified to play for England and in the wake of serving a qualifying time of four years playing at district level, he was rung very nearly quickly into the national side. He made his worldwide introduction in the One Day International match against Zimbabwe in 20nd his Test match presentation in the 2005 Ashes arrangement against Australia the accompanying year.
Pietersen turned into the speediest batsman to achieve both 1,000 and 2,000 runs in One Day International cricket. He has the second-most noteworthy run sum from his first 25 Tests, behind just the Australian Donald Bradman, and was the quickest player, regarding days, to achieve 4,000, 5,000 and 7,000 Test runs. He got to be just the third English batsman to top the ICC One Day International rankings, completing so in March 2007.
Pietersen was destined to an English mother, Penny, and an Afrikaner father, Jannie. Pietersen had a strict and decently restrained youth, on top of his three siblings Tony, Greg and Bryan;he took in profitable lessons from this "incredible" approach to child rearing, and said: "Discipline is great. It taught me that I didn't dependably need to have what I needed; that what I required was unique in relation to what I wanted.bryan plays club and second XI cricket in England.