Kevin Pietersen: Imagining England KP's Career Had He Played for South Africa

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Kevin Pietersen: Imagining England KP's Career Had He Played for South Africa
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Kevin Pietersen's England career appears to be at an end after the announcement that he would not be selected for the team's upcoming tour of the West Indies, nor for the World T20 next month.

It brings to a close one of the most incident-packed careers in cricket history, laden with thrilling innings, unseemly spats and series transformed. 

But if you are looking at his exit now and thinking it might all have turned out so differently, imagine how things might have been if Pietersen, who left his native South Africa early in his cricket career to start a new life in England, had stayed put.

How would it have affected the history of cricket?

Here we take a (not always serious) look at the way history could have been rewritten. The quotes are not real, but we lean on the history of the last 10 years in cricket to see where paths might have diverged.

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