Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen to leave World T20 for baby birth

Kevin Pietersen to leave World T20 for baby birthFormer English Skipper and batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that if his wife goes into labour then he has to leave the Caribbean tour for ICC Twenty20 World cup. Pietersen's wife Jessica is expecting their first child.

Kevin has informed to the team management and Board that he will be available for the team till the birth of the baby. After that he has to move back to Heathrow. He has also said that no matter which tournament is on or where it is being played, he has to fly back his country when his family needs him.

KP could deliver something special in Durban Test: Strauss

KP could deliver something special in Durban Test: StraussDurban (S. Africa), Dec. 25 : England’s best bat Kevin Pietersen is getting back to his best form and there are signs that he could deliver something special at his former home ground— Kingsmead in Durban.

The South Africa-born batsman has sought to re-establish himself in international cricket after four months out because of Achilles surgery.

Kevin Pietersen, Jessica Taylor ''expecting their first child''

Kevin Pietersen, Jessica Taylor ''expecting their first child''London, Nov 25 : England cricketer Kevin Pietersen and his wife Jessica Taylor are expecting their first child.

Former Liberty X singer Taylor, 29, is due to give birth early next summer.

And a friend of the batsman has revealed Pietersen, 29, is "thrilled" at the prospect.

"They can''t wait to be parents," the Mirror quoted another friend of Pietersen''s as saying. (ANI)

KP almost gave up cricket for surfing, says Notts coach Rice

KP almost gave up cricket for surfing, says Notts coach RiceLondon, Nov. 16 : Former South African cricketer Clive Rice has claimed that England''s best batsman Kevin Pietersen almost gave up playing cricket for surfing.

Rice claims he more than anyone persuaded KP to cut his ties with South Africa and opt for England while in county cricket at Nottinghamshire.

Rice was cricket manager at Notts in2000 and had seen enough of Pietersen to know that a special talent was in danger of being wasted, reports The Mirror.

England won''t suffer from Ashes hangover like in 2005: Pietersen

England won''t suffer from Ashes hangover like in 2005: PietersenJohannesburg, Nov 13 : England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said the team would never let victory take over them like it did post-2005 Ashes.

The 2005 success turned out to be the final highlight for members of that team, as injury and poor results took hold.

“Having spoken to the captain and coach, I believe everybody is making strides in the right direction and not following the same pattern as post-2005 Ashes. We want to capitalise on an Ashes victory and not go downhill fast,” The Mirror quoted Pietersen, as saying.

KP points the finger at ECB for his delayed return to England squad

KP points the finger at ECB for his delayed return to England squadJohannesburg, Nov. 12 : England’s best batsman Kevin Pietersen has suggested that his recovery from Achilles surgery that forced him out of this summer''s Ashes series was mismanaged by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Asked if he felt he had been pushed too hard in the initial rehabilitation, he said: "Yes, there were bits and pieces of that, but it is a long time ago and I want to concentrate on the cricket."

Seven weeks enough to overcome 2009 nightmare: Pietersen

Seven weeks enough to overcome 2009 nightmare: PietersenLondon, Nov 12 : England’s premier batsman Kevin Pietersen insists the seven weeks remaining in 2009 are long enough to prevent it from being a total nightmare of a year.

In January, he was dumped as England captain. Then, in March, Pietersen suffered homesickness during the West Indies tour and, perhaps worst of all, he has been sidelined for four months after an Achilles operation.

His frustration is made worse by his comeback being delayed by two months, The Sun reports.

Recharged Pietersen fresh after enforced break due to injury

Recharged Pietersen fresh after enforced break due to injuryLondon, Oct 30 : England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who had an operation on his Achilles and faced the last ball on July 18, is refreshed and will bat for the first time in three months.

Pietersen's hands will be too soft and he will be stiff afterwards but, more significantly, after a year of disillusionment with cricket, he will enjoy himself.

Pietersen accepted that his enforced rest due to injury came as a chance to recharge.

“Wife much more important than any Test century,” says Pietersen

Kevin PietersenLondon, Oct 2 : England batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed that his wife was furious over a comment made by him last year, where he said that hitting 100 runs for the country was better than sex.

Pietersen said that his wife, Jessica Taylor, “ wasn''t happy” about his comment “Centuries don''t come round very often, whereas sex is on tap, isn''t it?”

KP in danger of missing South Africa tour

KP in danger of missing South Africa tourLondon, Sep. 22 : Kevin Pietersen is likely to miss England’s tour to South Africa this November, as his chances of becoming match fit are remote.

Team director Andy Flower has conceded that KP may not be named in the England touring squad to be announced after the Champions Trophy.

Pietersen, who has undergone right Achilles tendon surgery, was ruled out of the final three Tests of the Ashes series.

The initial hope was that he would be out of action for only six weeks, but now, his recuperation could take as long as four months.

Pietersen making slow recovery from Achilles surgery

Pietersen making slow recovery from Achilles surgeryLondon, Sep 14 : England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that he is making a slow and steady recovery from the Achilles tendon surgery and is targeting a return to action during England's South Africa.

"I saw a couple of surgeons during the week and it is very slow at the moment. I''ve got an open wound in my leg and I''m only truly hoping to get back in time for the tour to South Africa," The Mirror quoted Pietersen, as saying.

Pietersen out of T20 Champions League

Pietersen out of T20 Champions LeagueLondon, Sep. 9 : England batsman Kevin Pietersen will not be available for the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the upcoming Twenty20 Champions League.

The big-hitting batsman, 29, is currently recovering from surgery on his Achilles after missing out on the last three Ashes Tests.

That knock has also ruled him out of the current one-dayers with Australia, as well as the upcoming Champions Trophy in South Africa.

The Champions League, which features domestic Twenty20 teams from around the globe, runs from October 8 to October 23, The Sun reports. (ANI)

KP will face IPL standoff with ECB on return from injury

KP will face IPL standoff with ECB on return from injuryLondon, Aug. 18 : Batsman Kevin Pietersen could come into instant conflict with his England bosses when he returns from injury because of his commitments to the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Though KP will be out for another two months after being omitted from England''s one-day squads to face Australia as well as the Champions Trophy in South Africa, he may be fit to play for Bangalore in the Twenty20 Champions League in India in October.

England''s priority is KP is fit for the winter tour to South Africa. (ANI)

England needs a hero like Botham in Headingly Test: KP

England needs a hero like Botham in Headingly Test: KPLondon, Aug. 9 : England needs a hero in the form of Ian Botham to make something of the fourth Ashes Test, which they are sight of losing inside three days, said injured batsman Kevin Pietersen.

‘A little break to get fully, fully fit’, says Pietersen

‘A little break to get fully, fully fit’, says PietersenLondon, July 31 : Injured England batsman Kevin Pietersen has described his current spell on the sidelines as the middle marker in his playing career, and said that he is just taking a break to get fully fit for the next stage.

The 29 year-old, who had a surgery on his Achilles tendon, also rubbished reports of following Andrew Flintoff into Test cricket retirement and came to Edgbaston to cheer his team-mates.

ECB denies that Pietersen got injured during IPL

Kevin PietersenLondon, July 25 : The England and Wales Cricket Board has denied reports that their star batsman Kevin Pietersen had aggravated his achilles injury while playing for Bangalore Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League in South Africa earlier this year.

The ECB also denied that they had prescribed any training programme for Pietersen, as alleged by Bangalore Royal Challengers assistant coach and physiotherapist Evan Speechly.

Injured Petersen named in Champions Trophy preliminary squad

Injured Petersen named in Champions Trophy preliminary squadThe England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has included Kevin Petersen in the list of 30 probable players for the Champions Trophy, which will be held in South Africa in September.

Kevin, who received injury during second test match of ongoing Ashes series, had undergone surgery of his Achilles on Wednesday and it will take at least six weeks for him to recover from the injury.

Pressure increases on England team after Pietersen’s injury

Pressure increases on England team after Pietersen’s injuryLondon, July 23 : The England team's middle order has become a bit vulnerable and pressure has increased on other players to perform after star batsman Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of the Ashes series due to injury.

Pietersen, who had been troubled by the injury for the past six months, had surgery on Wednesday after seeing a specialist from Sweden and will be out of cricket for at least six weeks.

Injured Petersen doubtful for third test

Kevin Petersen England star batsman Kevin Petersen has been doubtful to play in the third test match of the Ashes series due to strain which he received during the second test match at the Lords as informed by the England captain Andrew Strauss on Wednesday.

Petersen suffered a muscle strain during the second test match and he was unable to field in rest of the match which was won by England to take lead in the series by 1-0.
Strauss said that Kevin has been going through rehabilitation process and they would have to watch his recovery progress in next few days.

Jessica Taylor eager to spend time with cricketer hubby Kevin Pietersen

Jessica Taylor eager to spend time with cricketer hubby Kevin PietersenLondon, July 13 : Cricket star Kevin Pietersen's wife Jessica Taylor is looking forward to spending the summer with her husband, after having spent 11 weeks apart.

The couple have vowed never spend time apart again, after they were separated for nearly three months as Jessica competed in `Dancing On Ice' earlier this year, while Kevin was playing a Test series in the West Indies.

While thousands of miles apart, the duo kept in touch via Skype.




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