Wellwritten, great combination of good writing and sensible usage of numbers. England started disastrously, losing skipper andrew strauss for a duck, kevin pietersen open navigation. If you would like coaching from gary, check out ccm academy. Kevin pietersen on cricket and over 8 million other books are available for amazon kindle. Pietersen s batsmanship was beyond compare in a masterly 186 from only 233 balls as he energised a doublecentury stand with alastair cook, on a. Kevin pietersens book is likely to be a riveting experience, but only. Kevin pietersen is batting whenever he was at the crease. Laxmans 281 voted the best test knock of last half century. Pietersen had his best knock of the season against the melbourne renegades in the return derby, smashing 73 off 46 balls, the second best score of any star in bbl06.
Crossing the boundary, second one named kevin pietersen. But masterly batting should find the thoughtful audience it deserves. There is some cricket advice in this book by the former england star kevin pietersen, particularly about how to bat against spin bowling. On the kevin pietersen autobiography louder than war. Heres kevin pietersen writing in his autobiography about the brisbane test of 20, the first time in the series that england realised what lay in store for the rest of the summer. Kevin pietersen wraps up victory in style as tourists level series and retain world no 1 status second test, day five. Nov 26, 2012 it might have been when kevin pietersen reached his hundred with a reverse sweep for four. How to find, or attempt to find, the 100 greatest test centuries. Now, kevin turns his focus to events on the pitch, offering his views on what it takes to be a successful cricketer in the modern age.
Ranking the best hundred test batting performances through deeply involved statistics and reportage. But some fans have been left shellshocked by his brutal assessment of the 16man england squad. The batsmen and those in the dressing room sense the mood. The legend of kevin pietersen s lifechanging innings is told thus. An innings thats pure kevin pietersen as ever with kevin pietersen there was entertainment, a glorious lack of selfawareness and an unshakeable belief that if only people had seen it. Batting average by country batting average by year runs by country batting scores batting 1st innings batting 2nd innings batting recent scores batting dismissals runs by batting position runs by year. Ponting could do little against the masterly angling. That was deemed the fourthbest test innings of all time in the book masterly batting, the most forensic study of. Kevin pietersen produces brilliant innings in his final big.
He is an attacking righthanded batsman and occasional off spin bowler who plays for hampshire county cricket club and is a member of both the england test match and one day international teams. Kevin pietersen grateful for warm reception after coming. Eclipsing several other great individual knocks, vvs laxmans masterly innings of 281 against australia at the eden gardens in kolkata. Twenty years after lara, perera captures the magical 153. Jan 27, 2018 a brilliant innings from kevin pietersen in his farewell big bash league game has helped the melbourne stars to a stunning threewicket win against the hobart hurricanes. He is a righthanded batsman and occasional off spin bowler who played in all three formats for england between 2005 and 2014. Kevin pietersen releases his new autobiography cricket. Collating the resultant information using statistics, mathematics.
Great innings across the ages and continents are recognised here, from lords in 1884 to johannesburg in 1935, then guyana in 1954, auckland in the 1970s, on to faisalabad two decades later and finally mumbai in 2012. There were exceptions, such as his masterly, unbeaten 202 that set up a 40. The best quotes from kevin pietersens autobiography dennis. Unless you have your head firmly under a rock and i could provide some example names here but have chosen not to, you would be aware that kevin pietersen has released his autobiography. Pietersen played a sensible knock, batting for 160 minutes and 120 balls and hitting seven fours. Often, when he appeared to be a class above the rest and to have the bowling at his mercy, he would play a lazy shot to what appeared, more often than not, an innocuous delivery. These players could play these shots irrespective of the situation and. Pietersen has always been a man apart, marooned on the desert island of his egotism, but, as the england team leaves for four tests and five oneday internationals in the west indies in less than. Whos the biggest hitter kevin pietersen or chris gayle. Gary palmer, the pitchvision academy batting coach, continues his series on the techniques of some of the england team. Kevin pietersen s england career is over after he was told he is no longer part of the national teams plans. Kevin pietersens autobiography has seemed to be an endless stream of sad scoresettling. Kevin pietersen grateful for warm reception after coming in.
Kevin pietersen belittles englands ashes squad, gets. Test bowling innings by innings bowling average by country bowling average by year wickets by year. Kevin peter pietersen mbe born 27 june 1980 is a south africanborn british former cricketer. The kevin pietersenpaul hayward interview the full toss. Mark waugh, the most fluent and aesthetically pleasing batsman of his generation but also one of the most frustrating to watch. Yes we did write an essay for the book but thats not the point. I have compiled some of the shots off which these players have collected so many runs,so fast.
Kevin pietersen has finally broken his silence and the fallout will be biblical in proportions. Kumar sangakkara crafted a masterly 111 in the face of excellent teamwork by new zealand bowlers and fielders, then watched with delight from behind the. Masterly batting by patrick ferriday, david wilson waterstones. Sep 01, 2015 this is the fascinating life story of professional cricketer kevin pietersen, mbe, from his childhood in south africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket. He is a cricketer with a story to tell,and an interesting story it is. Kevin pietersen will remember that innings as he had scored 158, adding 310 runs for the fourth wicket with paul collingwood 206. Less nuanced and compact than those who had perfected the mccs training manual technique, pietersen was loud, brash and exciting.
England decided to pick the little known kevin peter pietersen, famous only for his fallout with the south african board. This concise assessment of kevin pietersens innings at mumbais. Peter siddle spearheaded a potent australian attack on the opening day of the ashes series at trent bridge last night, nabbing five wickets, as england were dismissed for 215. These were the questions confronting an intrepid band of researchers, digging into all manner of documents, books, newspapers and websites for information that would help find the answers. Kevin pietersen is already a very successful international batsman. To that end, the batsmen played a wider range of shots than the pitch permitted. Take their hairychested batting on the opening day. Jun 09, 2015 time to answer the question on the lips of every cricket fan. Fan favourite kevin pietersen again produced batting masterclasses in bbl06, finishing with a total of 268 runs for the season, the most at the stars. He has some ideas for positive changes that will benefit kevin pietersen s performance. Mar 24, 2008 kevin peter pietersen mbe born 27 june 1980 in pietermaritzburg, natal, south africa is an english cricketer.
The biography of kevin pietersen was released in four versions, his first autobiography, kevin pietersen. Masterly batting by patrick ferriday, david wilson. Kp is famous for his arrogant attitude and controversial. Old favourites and new discoveries abound and these essays paint an enthralling picture of masterly batting in test cricket over the last 140. It might have been when kevin pietersen reached his hundred with a reverse sweep for four. In 2014, kevin pietersen s autobiography was one of the most talked about sporting media stories of the year, largely due to the shockwaves it sent through the cricketing establishment. Is kevin pietersen the greatest batsman in the world, or is. Kevin pietersen accuses england of bullying culture as. In fact the matteroffact narrative reminds the reader of the unique kp style of cricket audacity punctuated by arrogance mixed with art. These were the questions confronting an intrepid band of researchers, digging into all manner of documents, books, newspapers and websites for information.
Kevin pietersens innings comes to an end but his legacy will. Pietersen marooned on island of ego the australian. Skys pundits analyse and debate the big stories emerging from international and domestic cricket. That was deemed the fourthbest test innings of all time in the book masterly batting, the most forensic study of the greatest test innings that. The 33yearold batsman, englands alltime leading runscorer across all formats, was. His most memorable innings were characterised by brassballed dominance, otherworldly strokes and arrogant aggression. The art of attacking batting with gilchrist, pietersen and ponting. Feb 01, 2018 former england captain kevin pietersen sat down with cricket network and named his top 5 batsmen from his playing days. Kevin pietersens innings comes to an end but his legacy. In this freewheeling book, kevin pietersen talks about cricket in a relaxed, carefree and casual tone.
Peter siddle grabs five as england crumbles to 215 all out. After the apparent end of his england career, there will still be those who can never forgive his brashness and yet just as many others who will never. The autobiography was released after a gap of a year in 2014. Who can hit the biggest six st lucia zouks kevin pietersen or jamaica tallawahs chris gayle. It tells kevin s side of the numerous scrapes and arguments that he got into with cricketing administrators and teammates. Sep 28, 2017 kevin pietersen is not one to shy away from giving his opinion, no matter who it might offend.
Indias cause would be well served if sachin tendulkar plays at his masterly best, while dale steyn and angelo mathews would be. Jan 19, 2009 is kevin pietersen the greatest batsman in the world, or is he vastly overrated. Don bradman, of course, viv richards, len hutton, saeed anwar, kevin pietersen and sunil gavaskar. Ferriday himself worships thrice at the altar of brian lara, while the comic book vitality of kevin pietersen s 186 in mumbai is another example of the multitudes contained within. Kevin pietersens book is like a dog turd left in a burning paper bag. How do you handle the stress of batting to win the ashes. Portrait of a rebel, third one kp the biography, and kp. Oct 06, 2014 kevin pietersen alleges that there was a culture of bullying within the england team and that a clique made up of graeme swann, stuart broad and matt prior ruled the roost. The danger of having an open mind, of course, is that your brain falls out. Kevin pietersen running out of time with surrey return put on hold kevin pietersen is unlikely to return for surrey at arundel next week, leaving him with a maximum of two fourday. Biography of kevin pietersen a legendary english batsman. The toughest opponents, the greatest battles, the game we love by pietersen mbe, kevin isbn.
Jun 29, 20 new books an overview for july 20 martin chandler 12. Explore books by kevin pietersen with our selection at. Kevin pietersens book rocked cricket but dig a little deeper and you. India were praying for a world cup miracle from veteran batsman ms dhoni after a stunning toporder collapse left them reeling in wednesdays dramatic semifinal runchase against new. Oct 12, 2014 amid all his valid points, venomous nonsense plagues kevin pietersens new book the real battle for the hearts and minds of english cricket over the kevin pietersen affair was fought in the heat.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. New england captain andrew strauss has given his unequivocal backing to his predecessor kevin pietersen, and has indicated that he could shatter every record in the books during englands tour of the west indies, by scoring millions of runs strausss words, not. Laxmans 281 voted the best test knock of last half. Sri lanka humiliate spineless england how low can vaughans charges go. Buy masterly batting by patrick ferriday, david wilson from waterstones today. Pietersen was born to an afrikaner father and english mother in south africa. It may be the case that kevin pietersen is not, in any rigorously technical sense, what mr arlott perhaps deliberately misnamed a freaker. Dec 22, 2015 in kevin pietersen on cricket well see exactly how todays player approaches batting, bowling, bowling, captaincy, preparation, and many other aspects of the game itself, through the prism of the authors own experience. The quick summation is that in his view, prior, anderson and broad are all bullies. Kp, the autobiography, by kevin pietersen financial times.
As he himself, says, perhaps there could have been more about cricket in the book, but that is not why one would want to buy the book. The line of greatness the cricket monthly espn cricinfo. This set a record for england in an adelaide ashes test. Kevin pietersen batting was not normally one for the proverbial purist. Nov 24, 20 the danger of having an open mind, of course, is that your brain falls out. Twenty years after lara, perera captures the magical 153 when kusal perera glided kagiso rabada to the thirdman fence on the fourth day of the durban test against south africa he was 153 not out. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over.580 745 1413 604 883 40 606 398 90 1301 1297 1533 45 272 945 1532 185 374 51 548 616 1515 1111 321 427 684 1297 419 1037 1036 283 419 356 58 116 325 574 1073 1003 193 983