Five Ashes debutantes we think gave absolutely smashing performances throughout all the seasons.
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Top 5 Ashes Debutantes
1. Kevin Pietersen (Eng)
Perhaps the only English cricketer in the Ashes who was not so ‘English’ in nature. He had the traits of a flamboyant Aussie opener, someone like Gilchrist or Hayden. Yet he could play the grinding knock if the situation arrived. Some say it was because he was not English after all, he was born in South Africa to an English mother, but he always considered it to be an honour to represent the three lions in test matches.
It wasn’t a big century by KP but this particular innings has been included because of the way he fearlessly hammered the Aussie bowlers all around the park. The way he strode out to the crease and played his shots suggested that the boy with the rubbish haircut had something special about him. He scored 57 and 64 – England’s highest score in both innings but it was his unflinching style of play and youthful aggression that stood out. The Englishman is one of the most controversial Ashes debutantes, to the extent that the ECB exiled him