T20 Domestic Cup

KP in his own T20 league

2015-11-09 10:39
Kevin Pietersen

Cape Town - The Dolphins are flying, and much of it is down to the influence of Kevin Pietersen.

The Durban homecoming of the England star, and his form with the bat, has seen coach Lance Klusener's charges go top of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge log with four wins from four. 

Pietersen has carded scores of 22 (21), 115* (66), 100* (55) and 68 (44) in the colours of his home province, and he has soared to the top of the tournament's batting charts in the process. 

The former England captain has 305 runs from his four innings so far - his nearest rival being team-mate Morne van Wyk (134).

But the bad news is that the Dolphins only have one match left with Pietersen before he leaves for Dubai and then the Australian Big Bash with the Melbourne Stars. 

According to the 35-year-old, though, the foundation is there for the Dolphins to kick on.

"Winning is everything," said Pietersen. 

"T20 cricket is all about momentum and, my goodness, we've got some really good momentum."

On his own form, Pietersen said he had always backed himself.

"I came here three or four days before (the start of the tournament), I hadn't played since July. The thing is, it's just experience," he said.

"Once you've played a lot of cricket around the world you understand conditions and you understand your own game you can get back on the bicycle pretty quickly.

"I'm a feel player so I know how to get my feet going. If my feet go, then I'm okay. If my feet don't go, then we've got issues."

Pietersen's last game in Dolphins colours will be this Sunday against the Cobras in Pretoria. 

Leading Ram Slam run scorers:

Kevin Pietersen (Dolphins) - 305

Morne van Wyk (Dolphins) - 134

Theunis de Bruyn (Knights) - 115

Rassie van der Dussen (Lions) - 114

David Miller (Dolphins) - 109

 

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