Cricket: IT'S HAIR WE GO AGAIN FOR KP; CRICKET ENGLAND V INDIA PRESIDENT'S XI 3-DAYS, STARTS TODAY.
KEVIN PIETERSEN, England's batsman with no fixed hairstyle, has gone from skunk to skinhead after colliding with a pair of clippers here.
Pietersen makes his first appearance of the tour today unveiling his closest shave since he was dropped by Shane Warne on the way to an Ashes-clinching 158 at The Oval.
Team-mate Simon Jones, who is no stranger to a close-cropped barnet himself, dared KP to be a hell-razor. and Pietersen faced the crimper without a whimper.
To round off his conspicuous new look, barber's best friend Pietersen sported a pair of bright red sunglasses in training, but it still wasn't as colourful as his bluerinse streak against Australia at Old Trafford last summer.
And England's former skunk rocker, who dispensed with his go-faster stripe for last week's investiture at Buckingham Palace, insists his ever-changing coiffure is not an image thing, insisting: "I did it because I wanted to do it."
Michael Vaughan's men, meanwhile, will all be given a workout against a President's XI at the Cricket Club of India in the opening three-day tour match, which has been expanded to 16-a-side.
The match will bear only a passing resemblance to laws enshrined by the MCC to enable all Vaughan's batsmen time at the crease and every bowler a trundle.
Spinner Shaun Udal, who strained his left side on Thursday, may not be fit enough to bowl after admitting: "I felt it go and, although I tried to carry on, the pain became worse and worse."
YESTERDAY' WEDNESDAY' LAST SUMMER' HELL-RAZOR: Pietersen comes a cropper
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Feb 18, 2006|
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