KP to release autobiography

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will release an autobiography later this year.

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will release an autobiography later this year.

Pietersen's memoirs, not yet titled, will be published by the Little, Brown Book – in association with Sphere non-fiction list and Mission Sports Management – in October.

"I am really excited about the book. So much has been written about my cricketing life and I'm delighted that I now have the chance to tell my own story," said Pietersen.

The South African-born Pietersen was dropped from all forms of international cricket earlier this year amid contentious relationships with captain Alastair Cook, outgoing coach Andy Flower and new England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton.

The hard-hitting right-hander is currently playing for the St Lucia Zouks in the second edition of the Caribbean Premier League – and recently captained the Delhi Daredevils during the seventh Indian Premier League.

"I doubt anyone would dispute that Kevin is one of the most captivating cricketers ever to have played for England. So I'm delighted that readers are finally going to be able to experience his life from his perspective – both on the pitch and off it," added publishing director Adam Strange.

The 34-year-old Pietersen amassed almost 14,000 runs in Test, ODI and T20I cricket since November 2004's debut against Zimbabwe in Harare. His record in the longest format of the international game was particularly impressive, bringing 23 centuries and 35 half-tons, including a career-best 227 versus the Australians in Adelaide in December 2010.

"Kevin will reveal all in his autobiography, telling the stories behind the many other highs and lows of his incredible career. Giving readers the full story of his life, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket, this will be an autobiography that entertains and fascinates readers in equal measure," read a media release from the Little, Brown Book Group.