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Kevin Pietersen career photos

Pietersen celebrates Vaughan's wicket

Kevin Pietersen first comes to England's attention when he dismisses Michael Vaughan while playing for Natal in a 1999 tour match

Pietersen joins Notts

He joins Nottinghamshire in 2001 and becomes their youngest player to score a double century in a season where he totals 1,275

Pietersen celebrates a wicket with Alex Wharf

After qualifying in the autumn of 2004, Pietersen makes his England one-day international debut against Zimbabwe in Harare

Pietersen celebrates his first century

In early 2005, England tour South Africa and he hits his first ODI century in Bloemfontein as the sides tie a thrilling match

Pietersen scores 158

Next he earns a place in the Test side for the Ashes which England win after his memorable innings in the final match at The Oval

Pietersen scoops to ICC awards

A sensational first year in international cricket sees him named 2005's top emerging talent and best ODI player

Pietersen hits 158 in Adelaide

Decent showings at the start of 2006 see him travel to Australia in good form but even he cannot prevent a 5-0 series whitewash

Pietersen punishes West Indies' bowlers

West Indies provide the opposition at Headingley when Pietersen registers his highest Test score of 226 as England romp to victory

Pietersen practices his technique

The summer of 2008 sees him controversially employ a switch-hitting technique against New Zealand but the MCC later approves it

Pietersen hits 152 against South Africa at Lord's

Despite defeat in the recent series against South Africa, Pietersen continues to be one of England's star performers

Pietersen is the new England captain

With Michael Vaughan and Paul Collingwood resigning, Pietersen is awarded the captaincy of both the Test and one-day sides

Kevin Pietersen celebrates hitting a century in the fourth Test against SA

New captain Pietersen hits a ton in the first innings to help England record a six-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth Test

Kevin Pietersen and the successful England one-day team

One-day success follows for the captain, with England recording a superb 4-0 victory over South Africa

Pietersen at the Stanford Super Series

A pot of 12.4m is on offer in the Stanford Super Series, but Pietersen's England lose to the Superstars by 10 wickets in the final

Pietersen v India

After Stanford, England go on tour to India where they are outclassed in the one-day series and lose the Test series

Peter Moores and Kevin Pietersen

Coach Peter Moores is sacked and Pietersen resigns after news of a rift is made public

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see also
Pietersen appointment is 'brave'
04 Aug 08 |  England
Pietersen named England captain
04 Aug 08 |  England
The rise and rise of KP
04 Aug 08 |  England
Vaughan quits as England captain
04 Aug 08 |  England
Collingwood explains resignation
03 Aug 08 |  England

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