Kevin Pietersen

Buchanan questions whether Pietersen would be able to commit fully

Buchanan questions whether Pietersen would be able to commit fullySydney, Jan. 10 : Former Australian cricket team coach John Buchanan believes that England opener Andrew Strauss is the best man to lead England, but has questioned whether his predecessor -- Kevin Pietersen -- would be able to commit himself fully to the cause following revelations of his spat with sacked coach Peter Moores six months before the first Ashes Test.

IPL set to test Pietersen’s England loyalty

IPL set to test Pietersen’s England loyaltyLondon, Jan 10 : Kevin Pietersen, who stepped down as captain, is set to have his loyalty to England tested by a host of Indian Premier League teams.

Pietersen will be the star attraction when the IPL player auction commences on February 6, The Sun reported.

He could command a 1million pound deal to play in the six-week tournament, which starts on April 10.

Under the terms of his new England contract, Pietersen would only be available for the first 15 days, before returning for a two-Test series with West Indies.

Warne warns opponents to be wary of dangerous backlash from wounded Pietersen

Melbourne, Jan 9 : Kevin Pietersen's good friend and former Hampshire teammate Shane Warne has warned that Pietersen would be an even more dangerous and committed player now that he has relinquished the England captaincy.

Pietersen resigned from his leadership duties on Wednesday after a bitter feud with coach Peter Moores, who was sacked soon after Pietersen quit.

As Pietersen prepares to head to the West Indies as a rank-and-file player under new skipper Andrew Strauss, Warne said his controversial mate would become an even more threatening cricket animal.

Warne warns opponents to be wary of dangerous backlash from wounded Pietersen

Melbourne, Jan 9 : Kevin Pietersen's good friend and former Hampshire teammate Shane Warne has warned that Pietersen would be an even more dangerous and committed player now that he has relinquished the England captaincy.

Pietersen resigned from his leadership duties on Wednesday after a bitter feud with coach Peter Moores, who was sacked soon after Pietersen quit.

As Pietersen prepares to head to the West Indies as a rank-and-file player under new skipper Andrew Strauss, Warne said his controversial mate would become an even more threatening cricket animal.

Warne did not take Pietersen’s offer to be England coach seriously

Warne did not take Pietersen’s offer to be England coach seriouslyLondon, Jan 9: The offer from Kevin Pietersen to replace Peter Moores as England head coach was `not taken seriously' by legendary spinner Shane Warne.

Writing in The Times today, Warne reveals that he did receive a tongue-in-cheek approach from Pietersen via text message, but turned it down.

Warne, who would require a salary way beyond the 250,000 pounds earned by Moores, distanced himself from the England job.

Pietersen arrives back in the UK

England captain Kevin PietersenLondon, Jan. 8 : Ex-England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen has arrived back home following a winter holiday in South Africa.

Greeted by photographers and reporters, Pietersen refused to make a comment on the current crisis in England cricket, and was escorted to a waiting car by police.

Pietersen quit as England skipper after only five months on Wednesday in the wake of his rift with coach Peter Moores - who was sacked.

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