|DOB||27 June 1980|
The South Africa-born Kevin Pietersen, a right-handed batsman, earned his ODI call-up for England in 2004. A dangerous batsman, Pietersen moved to the United Kingdom and scored plenty of impact runs in county cricket. A match winner in all formats of the game, Pietersen is known for his trademark shot, the ‘switch -hit’. He was signed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL 2009 and 2010, and then plied his trade for the Delhi Daredevils in 2011. With 305 runs in eight matches including an unbeaten century in IPL 2012 he was vital for the team’s fortunes in that edition. After missing out IPL 2013 due to injury, the prolific run-getter led Delhi Daredevils in 2014. KP was acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2015, but was unavailable to play for the franchise. With his hard-hitting skills, the batsman is all set to add value to the batting line-up of the Rising Pune Supergiants in VIVO IPL 2016.