Cricket

Pietersen to captain Delhi Daredevils

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10:30am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Kevin Pietersen has been appointed captain of the Delhi Daredevils for the upcoming Indian Premier League season.

Watson laments KP absence

Daily Echo: Shane Watson celebrates his century

10:32am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Former Hampshire star Shane Watson believes the World Twenty20 is a poorer event without Kevin Pietersen and has urged England to rethink their decision to axe him.

Kevin Pietersen signs for the Delhi Daredevils in £800,000 Indian Premier League auction

Daily Echo: Kevin Pietersen

8:14am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Kevin Pietersen has re-signed for the Delhi Daredevils as he continues to plan for life after England.

Piers Morgan wades into the Kevin Pietersen axing row yet again

Daily Echo: Kevin Pietersen

8:21pm Sunday 9th February 2014

Celebrity cricket fan Piers Morgan has once again laid into the England and Wales Cricket board after its statement about axed batsman Kevin Pietersen, while saying he would not trust national team captain Alastair Cook to "take his dog for a walk".

ECB sheds light on Pietersen axe

Daily Echo: There were too many occasions when Kevin Pietersen appeared to be playing for himself rather than the team

7:43pm Sunday 9th February 2014

Kevin Pietersen was axed from the England team due to the need for “everyone (to be) able to trust each other” and in support of captain Alastair Cook, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.

Ex-Hampshire skipper Shane Warne prepares for Lord's comeback this summer

Daily Echo: Shane Warne

7:48am Thursday 6th February 2014

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will be in action at Lord's this summer.

Botham: I demand answers from ECB over Kevin Pietersen axing

Daily Echo: UPPER HAND: Ian Botham

7:45am Thursday 6th February 2014

Former England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham has expressed his disgust at Kevin Pietersen's axing and called on the "amateur comedians" at the England and Wales Cricket Board to provide answers.

Urgent matters for both Kevin Pietersen and English cricket

Daily Echo: KEY FIGURE: Kevin Pietersen’s international future is the cause of much debate

7:43am Thursday 6th February 2014

Kevin Pietersen and England have urgent matters to address as they press on with their respective separate lives.

Kevin Pietersen: So sad my England career is over

Daily Echo: KEVIN PIETERSEN

8:56am Wednesday 5th February 2014

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen admits he finds it "so sad" that his international career is over.

COMMENT: Tour from hell has certainly made its mark on English cricket

Daily Echo: Andy Flower has left his role

7:39am Wednesday 5th February 2014

England's 5-0 Ashes whitewash was always sure to claim high-profile individual victims.

Kevin Pietersen - former England captains have their say on ex-Hampshire maverick

Daily Echo: Kevin Pietersen

7:36am Wednesday 5th February 2014

The end of Kevin Pietersen's England career is overdue or premature, a management failure or vindication - depending which expert pundit you listen to.

Kevin Pietersen - the 'marmite' character who will forever divide opinion

Daily Echo: KEVIN PIETERSEN

7:48am Wednesday 5th February 2014

Kevin Pietersen will forever divide opinion.

Ex-Hampshire batsman Phil Hughes called up by Australia

Daily Echo: Phil Hughes

11:41am Thursday 30th January 2014

Former Hampshire batsman Phillip Hughes has been called up by Australia to replace the injured Shaun Marsh for the tour to South Africa.

England captain Alastair Cook to miss tour of West Indies

Daily Echo: Alastair Cook

12:43pm Sunday 26th January 2014

England captain Alistair Cook has confirmed he will not lead the side during the three one-day matches in the West Indies in February and March.

England's tour of Australia ends in fitting fashion - with a collapse

Daily Echo: Shane Watson celebrates his century

12:46pm Sunday 26th January 2014

Captain Alastair Cook's miserable tour of Australia ended with a dramatic five-run defeat in the fifth one-day international in Adelaide.

Kevin Pietersen's England future stories 'nowhere near the truth'

Daily Echo: Ashes star Kevin Pietersen fined after driving Shane Warne Lamborghini

7:49am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

England bowling coach David Saker has branded reports questioning Kevin Pietersen's England future as "nowhere near the truth".

Alastair Cook considers position position as England captain

Daily Echo: KEY FACTORS: England skipper Alastair Cook was woefully out of form and suffered a terrible series, while Mitchell Johnson, left, fired the Australian side to victory

11:50am Sunday 19th January 2014

Alastair Cook has indicated his time as England captain could be close to an end after the one-day international series against Australia was meekly conceded in Sydney.

Controversy as England lose again

Daily Echo: Alastair Cook

2:26pm Sunday 12th January 2014

Captain Alastair Cook was left bemused by David Warner's controversial television recall for a catch behind after England lost the first one-day international against Australia by six wickets.

Kevin Pietersen's Indian Premier League future to be clarified on Friday

Daily Echo: Kevin Pietersen

1:58pm Thursday 9th January 2014

Kevin Pietersen's Indian Premier League status is set to be clarified tomorrow as debate continues to rage over his future as an England player.

England coach Andy Flower denies issuing 'it's Kevin Pietersen or me' ultimatum

Daily Echo: Kevin Pietersen

7:30am Wednesday 8th January 2014

Team director Andy Flower has denied reports that he has issued an ultimatum that would see his - or Kevin Pietersen's - England career ended.

Kevin Pietersen: I want to help England regain The Ashes in 2015

Daily Echo: Kevin Pietersen

7:34am Tuesday 7th January 2014

Kevin Pietersen has brushed off rumours of retirement and has signalled his intention to help England regain the Ashes next year.

The Ashes: Reasons to be cheerful

Daily Echo: Ben Stokes on his way to 50 today

1:56pm Sunday 5th January 2014

After a humiliating Ashes whitewash and a tour that lurched from bad to worse, England appear to be a cricket team in disarray.

Cook determined to carry on as England captain

Daily Echo: MATT PRIOR is reassured to have Alastair Cook – destined to be ‘‘probably the greatest England cricketer’’ – in charge for the critical third Ashes Test at the WACA. Cook will win his 100th Test cap tomorrow, as will his opposite number Michae

12:03pm Sunday 29th December 2013

Alastair Cook is determined to continue as England captain - even if he loses the Ashes 5-0 - until someone instructs him otherwise.

Carberry's England teammate retires

Daily Echo: The Ashes: Swann disappointed by dropped catches

12:39pm Sunday 22nd December 2013

MICHAEL Carberry's England teammate Graeme Swann is convinced he has made the right decision at the right time, to retire from all international and first-class cricket with immediate effect.

Australia regain Ashes for first time in six years

Daily Echo: Former Hampshire player George Bailey takes a catch to dismiss James Anderson - the wicket which saw Australia recapture the Ashes

7:35am Tuesday 17th December 2013

Alastair Cook conceded his England side had been outplayed in every department as they surrendered the Ashes to Australia before Christmas.

Jonathan Trott leaves England's Ashes tour with stress-related illness.

Daily Echo: Jonathan Trott

8:31am Monday 25th November 2013

Jonathan Trott has dramatically left England's Ashes tour with a stress-related illness.

Southampton's first Junior parkrun voted a huge success

Daily Echo: Southampton's first Junior parkrun voted a huge success

11:28am Monday 25th November 2013

THE first ever Southampton Junior parkrun has been voted an overwhelming success.

Clarke turns up Ashes heat

Daily Echo: James Anderson, left, exchanges words with Clarke

7:00am Monday 25th November 2013

Victorious Australia captain Michael Clarke was unrepentant about his sledging of England’s James Anderson as antagonism took hold at the conclusion of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.

Bailey: 'I can cope with Ashes heat'

Daily Echo: George Bailey

9:47am Tuesday 19th November 2013

Australia batsman George Bailey is relaxed ahead of his Test debut and insists he will treat the Ashes opener like any other game.

Anderson hits back at 'paranoid' Clarke

Daily Echo: Michael Clarke

9:38am Tuesday 19th November 2013

The key battles between James Anderson and Michael Clarke will be under scrutiny this winter, as evidence mounts that the two Ashes adversaries have little regard for one another.

Arrogant? Not me says 'confident' Kev

Daily Echo: England batsman Kevin Pietersen makes his comeback from a knee injury at Headingley this week

9:29am Tuesday 19th November 2013

Kevin Pietersen is revelling in the banter between himself and his Brisbane hosts - because the verbal jousting is all part of the Ashes experience he loves.

Broad laughs off Michael Clarke's pre-Ashes mind games

Daily Echo: Michael Clarke

8:38am Wednesday 13th November 2013

Stuart Broad has laughed off Australia skipper Michael Clarke's claim he already knows the England team for the first Test at Brisbane next week.

England hopeful over Pietersen and Prior fitness

Daily Echo: TOP BILLING: Pietersen

11:54am Sunday 10th November 2013

England paceman James Anderson is optimistic about the fitness of key duo Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior ahead of the first Ashes Test against Australia.

Injury scare for England ahead of Ashes series

Daily Echo: Matt Prior

11:37am Saturday 9th November 2013

England at last got on the pitch, following two days of rain, only to encounter a reversal of fortune - including an injury worry for wicketkeeper Matt Prior - against Australia A.

Ex-Hampshire star an injury doubt for Ashes

Daily Echo: Shane Watson celebrates his century

1:42pm Saturday 2nd November 2013

Australia have suffered an injury scare just weeks before the start of the Ashes series after all-rounder and ex-Hampshire star Shane Watson limped off during the final one-day international against India.

Carberry handed early chance to stake Test claim

Daily Echo: MICHAEL CARBERRY

8:25am Wednesday 30th October 2013

HAMPSHIRE’S Michael Carberry gets an early chance to stake a claim for an Ashes Test place against a Western Australia Chairman’s XI tomorrow.

Cook challenges England's bowlers

Daily Echo: Chris Tremlett

10:57am Saturday 26th October 2013

Alastair Cook has challenged England's quick bowlers to prove they deserve to start alongside James Anderson and Stuart Broad in the first Ashes Test.

Kevin Pietersen wins libel case against Specsavers

Daily Echo: Ashes star Kevin Pietersen fined after driving Shane Warne Lamborghini

11:27am Tuesday 8th October 2013

FORMER Hampshire cricketer Kevin Pietersen has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over a Specsavers advert which implied that he may have tampered with his bat during the Ashes.

Pietersen wins court battle over bat tampering advert

Daily Echo: England batsman Kevin Pietersen makes his comeback from a knee injury at Headingley this week

11:04am Tuesday 8th October 2013

England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over a Specsavers advert which implied that he may have tampered with his bat during the Ashes.

Vaughan completes charity ride

Daily Echo: Michael Vaughan completes his charity ride.

12:08pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has completed a gruelling 462-mile charity bike ride, after finishing the final stage, from Southampton to London, this morning.

Finch targeting more Ageas Bowl heroics

Daily Echo: FANTASTIC FINCH: Aaron Finch marks his quick century during his incredible knock of 156

11:53am Friday 13th September 2013

Australian opener Aaron Finch has hailed the “perfect wicket” at the Ageas Bowl, as he looks to produce another record-breaking performance on Hampshire’s home ground.

Ageas Bowl praised ahead of Aussie showdown

Daily Echo: The Ageas Bowl cricket ground at Hedge End.

4:38pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

England fast bowler Boyd Rankin believes the Ageas Bowl will provide a magnificent setting for next week’s fifth and final one-day international against Australia.

Mackenzie goal gives QK Southampton victory at AFC Stoneham

8:53am Wednesday 4th September 2013

QK Southampton won 1-0 at AFC Stoneham in the Premier Division of the Hampshire League last night.

Aussie ace Finch hammers another big hundred

Daily Echo: FANTASTIC FINCH: Aaron Finch marks his quick century during his incredible knock of 156

7:55am Wednesday 4th September 2013

Centuries from Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh helped Australia claim an emphatic 200-run win over Scotland in their one-day international in Edinburgh.

Shane Warne hits out at 'arrogant' England

Daily Echo: SHANE WARNE

7:33am Wednesday 7th August 2013

FORMER Hampshire skipper Shane Warne has criticised England's attitude and behaviour during the third Ashes Test, accusing Matt Prior of being "smug" and questioning whether they are being deliberately "arrogant and dismissive".

Pietersen hits out at 'horrible lies'

Daily Echo: A WORRYING MOMENT: Kevin Pietersen trudges off after losing his wicket follwing a review

12:25pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

FORMER Hampshire cricketer Kevin Pietersen today angrily responded to what he described as ''horrible lies'' linking him and other players with attempts to hoodwink Hot Spot by applying silicon tape to their bats.

England wrap up second Ashes Test win

Daily Echo: Graeme Swann

7:13pm Sunday 21st July 2013

England moved into an ominous 2-0 lead in the Investec Ashes after Graeme Swann wrapped up a crushing 347-win over Australia in the final over of the fourth day at Lord's.

KP a doubt for third Ashes Test

Daily Echo: DEJECTED: Kevin Pietersen cannot hide his disappointment after becoming one of Siddle’s five victims

5:41pm Sunday 21st July 2013

Ex-Hampshire star Kevin Pietersen is a doubt for the third Investec Ashes Test after being ruled out for the remainder of the current match at Lord’s with a calf strain.

Michael Clarke keen to move on from 'Mickey leaks'

Daily Echo: Michael Clarke

3:32pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

Michael Clarke is seeking to steer Australia away from a rocky present by drawing on their world-beating past.

I let Shane Warne's Ashes sledging get to me - Ian Bell

Daily Echo: SHANE WARNE

7:55am Wednesday 17th July 2013

Ian Bell still occasionally has Shane Warne's ghost of Ashes past in his ear - but the old nicknames have little resonance these days.



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