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    Will KP retire after the ashes?

    Part of me (more than part of me in fact) thinks he'll retire, should England win down under. Especuially if he plays well - say a couple of centuries and dragging his average up to (almost) 50.

    It wouldn't surprise me if he'd consider 104 tests, 25 centuries, and say 8300 runs at 49 to be enough of a personal legacy for his career.

    I think he recognises that although he hasn't lost it, per se, his great innings have become more of nice surprise than the fulfilling of expectation. Although I was delighted with his quickfire 60 in the last match; I just can't help but feel his awareness that he has passed the apex; and his ego will tell him to hang his pads up sooner than later.

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    I would have thought WC 2015 and the 2015 Ashes would still be on his agenda tbh
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    I'm not too sure about that. You could have a point about the WC actually - I neglected to work that into the equation - but something tells me this Ashes is his final act.

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    What Maximas said.

    Can see him quitting after 2015 though.
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    KP has shown indifference to One Day cricket in the past. I'm not sure whether this attitude will be reflected with regards to the WC though.

    Can anyone see him quitting Tests and hanging on for the WC?

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    Futile exercise trying to predict what someone as unpredictable as KP is going to do next.....who the **** would know what his test ambitions are, I suspect they probably change weekly.

    Not sure about him having passed the "apex" was only 10 months ago he played arguably his greatest innings. Last year may not have been hs best but I don't think he is done by a long shot.

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    Looks like etiquette beat the outside edge

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    Huh??

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    Pulling your leg pal

    But, I hope you're right, and he does have plently left in the tank. I just worry that those eye-sight shots - the front-foot flick through the onside for instance - don't desert him.

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    He will play till at least the WC if not the Test championship.

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    He will want to beat Cook to 10000 test runs just to have his name as the first one to do it for England if he can. Think he will retire from ODI's after next world cup and tests after 2015 ashes if not close to 10000 runs.

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    will KP want to spend a year or two as a t20 mercenary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    He will want to beat Cook to 10000 test runs just to have his name as the first one to do it for England if he can. Think he will retire from ODI's after next world cup and tests after 2015 ashes if not close to 10000 runs.
    I don't think he will at all. Cook is 6 years younger. I don't think KP will indulge himself in a peeing contest with a guy who may have 8 years left in him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    will KP want to spend a year or two as a t20 mercenary?
    Plenty of time for him to do that after he's made the 10K if that's his want.

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    Why not play the entire decade?

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