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Pietersen says IPL not to blame for India Test form

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Kevin Pietersen has said it is wrong to blame the Twenty20 Indian Premier League for the tourists poor Test form in England. In the absence of exiled former captain Pietersen, England came from behind to beat India 3-1 in a five-Test series, with skipper Alastair Cook overseeing the recovery. Show More Summary

The Pietersen Affair

It all began with a denial. Andrew Flower denied the suggestion that he had threatened to resign unless Kevin Pietersen was thrown out of the England squad. This week, Paul Downton said in a BBC interview (download interview) that there was a unanimous feeling in the England camp that the time had come to move on from Pietersen. Show More Summary

A great leader – like Disraeli or Thatcher – would have known what to do with Kevin Pietersen

Myth and history both provide parallels that the English cricket authorities would do well to heed in their dealings with Kevin Pietersen. There are many instances where leaders were unable to deal with genius, to their own detriment. The classic example is the row during the Trojan War between Agamemnon and Achilles. Although the proximate [...]

Pietersen's IPL deal worth more than England contract

Discarded batsman will make more in two months with Delhi Daredevils than a year with England One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 12:57 ON Wed 12 Feb 2014 DISCARDED England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has proved there is life after internationals...Show More Summary

Graphic: The 4 Elements of Batting Practice to Score Runs in Buckets?

7 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Batting tips taken from advice from Kevin Pietersen, Michael Bevan, Aakash Chopra, Gary Palmer and Mark Garaway . Click to enlarge.

PM courted by KP and Strauss

The love-in between Kevin Pietersen and David Cameron continues. As I reported last week, the PM waded into the row over the sacking of the England batsman, and now KP… Continue reading The post PM courted by KP and Strauss appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Dave gives up on sticky wicket

The prime minister was waxing lyrical about ousted England slogger Kevin Pietersen when speaking to BBC Lancashire earlier today. The PM confessed that he is ‘an enormous fan of KP.’… Continue reading The post Dave gives up on sticky wicket appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Kevin Pietersen and David Cameron: Shouldn't our PM be more than a roving reporter?

David Cameron, Piers Morgan and Kevin Pietersen. It’s like the start of some dreadful joke, but it’s not. The Prime Minister has been talking about England dropping KP, a decision that has outraged Mr Morgan. Mr Cameron is also irked about the loss of “an amazing man” from the England XI. This morning, May 2010 [...]

Kevin Pietersen failed by ECB mismanagement

7 months agoSports : Left Field

Cricket boards can ruin careers and no example demonstrates it better than the England and Wales Cricket Board’s treatment of their star batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Beckham, Cantona and three other stars frozen out like Pietersen

The controversial batsman is not the first sportsman to be unceremoniously ditched Briefing Jonathan Harwood LAST UPDATED AT 11:46 ON Wed 5 Feb 2014 CRICKET fans have been stunned by the news that batsman Kevin Pietersen has been effectively...Show More Summary

Pietersen England axe: even Cook wanted batsman out

'Unanimous' decision to sack KP designed to restore England team ethic, but fans are furious First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 09:20 ON Wed 5 Feb 2014 KEVIN PIETERSEN'S international career is over after the England and Wales Cricket Board...Show More Summary

England cricketer Kevin Pietersen trolls a dejected David Beckham after Chelsea 3 – Man United 1 [Picture]

In West London on Sunday afternoon, title challengers Chelsea strolled to a 3-1 win over struggling Manchester United. England cricketer Kevin Pietersen and former Man United star David Beckham were there in attendance. Both were sitting in Roman Abramovich’s box at Stamford Bridge and following the game, KP posted a picture trolling the ex-footballer. With [...]

Cricket Show S4 Episode 48: You're Making Me Cross

9 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Sledging is in the news, so David Hinchliffe and Mark Garaway take a look at the coaching side of mental disintegration, and talk about Kevin Pietersen's method for dealing with aggression. Plus there is a discussion on using the crease,...Show More Summary

Kevin Pietersen gets a local welcome at the Gabba

Every cloud has a silver lining. The slaughter of the England batting line-up at the Gabba killing fields overnight was painful; but the video above will lighten the mood. Watch… Continue reading The post Kevin Pietersen gets a local welcome at the Gabba appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Kevin Pietersen Ashes warning: 'I'm confident, not arrogant'

England batsman shrugs off Australian barbs on eve of 100th Test for England as series finally arrives Preview LAST UPDATED AT 08:59 ON Tue 19 Nov 2013 AMID all the recent hoo-hah surrounding the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, another...Show More Summary

Jack Wilshere and Kevin Pietersen Enter Twitter Row over Nationality Debate

England sport stars Jack Wilshere and Kevin Pietersen became embroiled in a Twitter row on Monday evening, per the Daily Mail's Matt Lawton, following the former's earlier comments over nationality. The rights and wrongs of using nationalised...Show More Summary

Thursday’s back pages slaughter Jack Wilshere following Twitter spat with Kevin Pietersen

What an awful week it’s been for Arsenal 21 year old midfielder Jack Wilshere. We reported earlier on his argument with Kevin Pietersen on Twitter and it seems the major newspapers are leading with that story tomorrow. Wilshere had earlier stated “If you live in England for five years it doesn’t make you English. The only people [...]

Andrew Strauss backs Kevin Pietersen to mentor an inexperienced England ODI side

11 months agoSports / Cricket : Bettor Cricket

Andrew Strauss backs Kevin Pietersen to mentor an inexperienced England ODI side Former dual Ashes-winning captain of England Andrew Strauss has backed veteran batsman Kevin Pietersen to mentor an inexperienced England ODI side, despite...Show More Summary

Australia’s constant search for the one

It was not a contest between a mega shark and a giant octopus. It was more a contest between a mega sharktopus and an offspinner. Kevin Pietersen clearly wanted to dismember Nathan Lyon and end his gene pool. After only seven balls at Pietersen, Lyon was taken out of the attack. At Old Trafford that […]

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