Who is the greatest? Kevin Pietersen v Yuvraj Singh
Last Updated: 02/07/14 6:58pm
Kevin Pietersen: Ashes-clinching hundred at The Oval in 2005
Kevin Pietersen and Yuvraj Singh have been among the most exciting batsmen to watch in recent years.
Pietersen Test stats
They are both probably best described as flawed geniuses; Pietersen's inability - or unwillingness - to compromise often caused problems both on and off the field, while Yuvraj has never been able to translate his excellent one-day performances into the Test arena, where he averages 33.92 in 40 matches and has regularly been troubled by the short ball.
Pietersen, in contrast, has a good record across all formats and played some of the finest Test innings by an England batsman, including an Ashes-clinching century at The Oval in his debut series in 2005.
Yuvraj Test stats
Yuvraj's best performances have been against the white ball. After recovering from cancer, he returned to international cricket to earn man-of-the-tournament honours in India's World Cup victory on home soil and hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over at the inaugural World T20 in 2007.
He is also a useful left-arm spinner and counts Pietersen among his nine Test wickets, trapping him lbw in 2008 in Chennai.