Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis
Jacques Henry Kallis is a South African cricketer. As an all-rounder he is a formidable right-handed batsman and fast-medium swingbowler. He is one of the greatest all-rounders of all time, being the only cricketer in the history of the game to hold more than 12,000 runs and 250 wickets in both one day and Test match cricket. He has played in 150 Tests, boasting a batting average of over 55.
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Australia's Steve Smith bags ICC Cricketer of the Year award
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Dubai, Dec. 23 (ANI): Australia captain Steve Smith has become the fourth player from his nation and 11th player overall to win the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2015. Smith follows in the footsteps of Ponting (2006 and 2007), Mitchell Johnson (2009 and 2014) and Michael Clarke (2013) to lift the coveted trophy since the inception of the awards in 2004. Other recipients of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy include Rahul Dravid (2004), Andrew Flintoff and Jacques Kallis (joint-winners in 2005), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2008), Sachin Tendulkar (2010), Jonathan Trott (2011) and Kumar Sangakkara (2012).
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Eight runs short of history ...
Cape Times - about 3 years
Should they have chased history at the end? ||| Final Day India 280 and 421 South Africa 244 and 450/7 w Match Drawn Stuart Hess johannesburg: Should they have chased history at the end? If South Africa don’t win in Durban, will they look back at the decision yesterday, not to go for the 16 runs required for victory after Faf du Plessis’ dismissal, with a truckload of regret? India didn’t want them to have a sniff. Mahendra Singh Dhoni instructed Mohammed Shami to “bounce” Dale Steyn in the third last over of the day – the bowler did so five times – so trying to score those runs wasn’t easy. India had given up on the win with 15 overs to play, no matter how macho Virat Kohli tried to sound afterwards. They got scared – who wants to be known as the team that conceded 458 in the final innings to lose a Test? When they pitched up here yesterday morning, saving the game, as Graeme Smith said afterwards was South Africa’s only mission – and rightly so. India bowled beautif ...
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Philander rides to the rescue
Cape Times - about 3 years
At tea time at the Wanderers yesterday all was well with the South African side. ||| Day 2 of 5: India 280 South Africa 213/6 Stuart Hess johannesburg: At tea time at the Wanderers yesterday all was well with the South African side. As Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla sipped on their energy drinks and bit into their sarmies they would have started looking ahead to how they could further their dominance in this first Sunfoil Test, and just how much they could take out of India’s apparently sub-par total. The morning had brought a rapid conclusion to India’s first innings, perhaps quicker than even the South Africans would have imagined when they arrived at the ground. It took 63 minutes, 13 overs and cost 25 runs for the home-side to roll out India as the lessons from the first day were heeded. Bowling lines were much tighter, batsmen were forced to play more and with just a minimum of movement off the pitch, the wickets tumbled – unfortunately for South Africa, when it ...
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India stare at big defeat against SA
The Times Of India - about 3 years
South African Jacques Kallis broke the half-century stand between Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni by removing the former to leave India reeling in first ODI.     
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South Africa rest Steyn and Kallis for final Pakistan ODI
Reuters.com - about 3 years
(Reuters) - South Africa, who have already lost the series, will rest Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis for the third and final one-day international against Pakistan at Centurion on Saturday.
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Debutants spur Pakistan to victory over South Africa
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Debutants Bilawal Bhatti and Anwar Ali spurred Pakistan to victory after their team had been in deep trouble in the first one-day international against South Africa at Newlands on Sunday. The newcomers shared an eighth wicket stand of 74 to rescue Pakistan from a precarious 131 for seven, then shared five wickets as Pakistan won by 23 runs. Pakistan made 218 for nine in their 50 overs after winning the toss. Despite a half-century from returning veteran Jacques Kallis, South Africa were bowled out for 195.
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Kallis begins bid for World Cup berth
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Jacques Kallis begins a bid to earn a place at the 2015 Cricket World Cup squad when he returns to the South African one-day international squad for a series against Pakistan starting in Cape Town on Sunday. Kallis, who turned 38 last month, has not played in a one-day international since February 2012 as part of a programme to manage the remaining years of his career. Kallis has played in 321 one-day internationals. Batsman Faf du Plessis and left-arm spinner Robin Peterson were omitted from the squad which beat Pakistan 4-1 in a series in the United Arab Emirates recently.
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Kallis set to make ODI return in 'upcoming' Pak series in South Africa
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Islamabad, Nov 17 (ANI): South African cricketer Jacques Kallis is likely to make a return to his team's one-day side after an absence of a year and eight months, in the upcoming series against Pakistan at home. According to the Dawn, Kallis, who had made clear his intention to represent South Africa in the 2015 World Cup, last played an ODI in February 2012 against New Zealand. The national selectors have yet to pick the squad but Russell Domingo, South Africa's coach, said Kallis should be available to play the one-day series against Pakistan, according to the report.
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Pakistan beware: Kallis back & playing 'best cricket of my life'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
South Africa’s star all-rounder Jacques Kallis has fired out a warning to Pakistan by claiming he is playing the best cricket of his life ahead of the first Test here in the UAE.
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Bacher says South Africa has produced more great allrounders than any other Test-playing nation – Cricket News Update
Bettor - over 3 years
Bacher says South Africa has produced more great allrounders than any other Test-playing nation – Cricket News Update In his new book, former South African captain, Ali Bacher, has lauded South African allrounders and wrote about the country producing more great allrounders than any other Test-playing country. Titled Jacques Kallis and 12 other Great South African All-Rounders, the book, authored by Ali Bacher and David Williams, provides insight into the lives of several South African all-r...
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Kallis targets last shot at World Cup glory
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Nick Said CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis is ready to return to the one-day international side for a last shot at winning the 50-over World Cup. Kallis, who will be 38 in October, played the last of his 321 one-dayers against New Zealand in February 2012, opting instead to focus on his test and lucrative Indian Premier League careers. But after a meeting with national team coach Russell Domingo and Cricket South Africa (CSA) officials on Tuesday, he confirmed his commitment to returning to the line-up as they build towards the 2015 World Cup in Australasia. ...
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Proteas coach warns Kallis shirking ODI duty may risk omission from 2015 World Cup
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Johannesburg, Aug 13 (ANI): South African coach Russell Domingo has warned all-rounder Jacques Kallis that he cannot be constantly rested for one-day internationals and then expect to be picked for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
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Knight Riders thump Royals by 8 wickets
The Times Of India - almost 4 years
Yusuf Pathan (49*) and Jacques Kallis (33*) helped Kolkata Knight Riders register a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals at the Eden.     
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Three umpires, slow motion video replays and they still give Jacques Kallis out wrongly
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
The International Cricket Council has admitted the decision review system should not have given South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis out lbw on day two of the second Test.
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Veteran Kallis says not thinking about retirement yet
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Johannesburg, Jan 3(ANI): Veteran all rounder Jacques Kallis, who became the fourth player and first South African to score 13 000 Test runs on an action-packed opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Wednesday, has claimed he is not thinking about retirement yet.
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UPDATE 2-Cricket-South African Kallis passes 13,000 test runs
Yahoo News - about 4 years
(Adds quotes) CAPE TOWN, Jan 2 (Reuters) - All-rounder Jacques Kallis became the fourth player and first South African to score 13,000 test runs on an eventful opening day of the first test against New Zealand on Wednesday. The hosts dismissed New Zealand for 45 in the morning session, the touring side's third lowest total, and Kallis reached his personal milestone after tea when he reached 20 with a four through backward point off seamer Doug Bracewell. "I love playing at Newlands so it was nice that I could get that achievement here. The public have been fantastic to me. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jacques Kallis
  • 2015
    Age 39
    Kallis was appointed head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in October 2015 when head coach Trevor Bayliss resigned to take over as head coach of England cricket team in June 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Kallis was also batting consultant of KKR for 2015 Indian Premier League season. Kallis has earned high praise for his orthodox batting technique. In an article for the Telegraph in July 2012, former England batsman and captain Michael Vaughan wrote that Kallis, "as a batsman, is the best player in the world." He described Kallis' batting in more detail: Whether on the front or back foot, he plays well on the on- and off-side. He’s not Brian Lara or Ricky Ponting in terms of aggression or flair but he is rock solid and, added to that, has every shot in the book. Also his cover drive and flick off the hip are right up there in terms of execution and attractiveness.... He can score quickly at times but it is his way of being able to read situations that sets him apart.... He knows when to grind it out or move up through the gears. Some people think he could move through the gears quicker when batting, and that is probably a fair argument on occasions, but the majority of the time he knows what he can do at the crease and believes South Africa have a better chance of winning if he stays there.
  • 2014
    Age 38
    He retired from all form of international cricket on 30 July 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Kallis attended and played cricket for Wynberg Boys' High School. In 2009 Wynberg honoured Kallis by naming their main cricket oval after him. As a teenager, Kallis had a brief spell with Netherfield CC in England where he established himself in Northern England - Kallis was only 19 when he spent a summer at Parkside Road back in 1995, returning 791 runs at an average of 98.87 from 14 matches before making his Test debut against England later that year. Kallis also played for Old Edwardians for a spell as a teenager, where coaching staff saw potential for him to become a first-class all rounder; in July 1993 he was picked for South Africa U-17's against Scotland's U-19 team.
  • 2013
    Age 37
    On 10 April 2013 he was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year for 2013.
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    He retired from Test and first-class cricket after playing in the second Test against India at Durban in December 2013; Kallis scored his 45th Test hundred in this match, making him one of the few batsmen to score a century in his final Test.
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    He was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year in 2013.
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    Kallis became the fourth player and first South African to score 13,000 Test runs on an eventful opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on 2 January 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Kallis, who had also taken 292 Test wickets, lies third behind Indian player Sachin Tendulkar (15,921) and Australian Ricky Ponting (13,378) on the list of all-time run scorers in test cricket.
  • 2012
    Age 36
    Brett Lee, the Australian pacer named Kallis as the best player in the world in an interview after their victory for Kolkata Knight Riders for his performance in IPL 2012 final against Chennai Super Kings.
    More Details Hide Details He played a crucial role in the qualification of the Royal Challengers Bangalore to the Champions League T20 during IPL-3 and later on played a crucial role in the triumph of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL-5 by scoring a total of 407 runs and taking 15 wickets. Jacques Kallis has 97 sixes to his name in test cricket, second only to Adam Gilchrist (107). Kallis is only the second fielder (apart from wicket-keeper) in test cricket to take 200 catches, behind to only Rahul Dravid (210).
    In January 2012 Kallis scored his highest score in Tests - 224 against Sri Lanka at Newlands.
    More Details Hide Details The last eight series that Kallis played in for South Africa were all victories for the Proteas, with the exception of one series draw against Pakistan in the UAE. Kallis became one of the few players in world cricket to have one two series each in England and Australia (his 182 not out at The Oval, and his 147 at The Gabba in Brisbane contributed richly to his team's successes). The Proteas also won two series against New Zealand and one against each of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England and Australia. Throughout this period of his career, Kallis still managed to chip in with valuable economical overs and he had a penchant for taking important wickets with a golden arm. In September 2014 Kallis signed a one-year contract for the Sydney Thunders in the BBL. His first appearance for the thunders he scored an important innings of 97* and picked up a wicket.
  • 2011
    Age 35
    In the 2011–12 season, Kallis scored his second double century in Test cricket, reaching 224 in South Africa's first innings of the third Test of the home series against Sri Lanka.
    More Details Hide Details The Test was Kallis' 150th; he became the sixth player in history and the first South African to reach this milestone. After the series former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly said that he considered Kallis to be the "most effective player" in Test cricket.
  • 2010
    Age 34
    Kallis however picked up an injury and was a doubtful starter for the second ODI. In December 2010, On the 3rd day of the first test against India Kallis scored his maiden double century finishing on 201* (not out). Kallis was selected by South Africa for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup as their main batting all-rounder.
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    Kallis injured his neck during the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and he missed the Twenty20 and ODI series against Zimbabwe.
    More Details Hide Details But he returned for the ODI series against Pakistan in which he scored 66 before having to retire hurt with cramps.
  • 2008
    Age 32
    "South Africa in Australia Test Series – 2nd Test – 2008/09", Cricinfo, accessed 11 November 2009 In Australia's 103 run Third Test victory in Sydney, Kallis struggled, taking 1/54 and 0/13 with the ball, while scoring 37 and four with the bat.
    More Details Hide Details The win was South Africa's 11th in a year in which they drew with India in India, defeated England in England, Australia in Australia and also recorded series wins over West Indies and Bangladesh. Kallis featured in all of those matches and remains an integral part of the champion side's set-up.
    "South Africa in Australia Test Series – 1st Test – 2008/09", Cricinfo, accessed 11 November 2009 In the second Test in Melbourne starting on Boxing Day, Kallis struggled to be potent in Australia's first innings, taking 1/55.
    More Details Hide Details While making a start in his team's first dig, he managed only 26, before taking 2/57 when the home-side batted again. Chasing just 183, Kallis was not required to bat, as South Africa completed their first Test series victory in Australia.
    The tourists had a successful 9–2 Test win-loss ratio in 2008; however, Australia had just come off a 2–0 away series defeat against India, and had a 5–3 ratio for the calendar year.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to the series, Kallis had a batting average of 38.32 in 18 Tests against the number one ranked team, substantially lower than his overall average of 55.06. In spite of an average of 124.50 in 12 Tests against lowly ranked Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, former Australia fast-bowler Rodney Hogg labelled the all-rounder "a flat-track bully, who dishes it out to the minnows like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe but goes missing against the Australians." In the first Test starting on 17 December, Kallis scored 63 in South Africa's first innings, before he was dismissed by Mitchell Johnson, in the midst of a bowling spell consisting of 5/2 in 20 balls. After failing to make a breakthrough in Australia's first innings, Kallis took 3/24 in their second, while completing four catches in the match. He then scored 57, while being involved in a 124-run partnership with AB de Villiers, as South Africa chased down 414, the second-highest fourth-innings run-chase in Test history.
    South Africa toured Australia for a three-match Test series and five-match ODI series starting in December 2008.
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    Kallis returned to form after an indifferent 2008 and averaged over 50 in his next six series.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, the Proteas won one series (against West Indies), drew four (two against India, one against England, and one against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates), and lost one series to a resilient Australia. Kallis scored a masterful 173 in Nagpur in 2010 before the Centurion Test against India later in the year when he scored his maiden double-century in Test match cricket. His 201 not out came in a landslide victory for South Africa as two of the team's future batting stars contributed significant hundreds of their own (AB de Villiers and future captain Hashim Amla). For the second time in his career, Kallis scored twin centuries in a match, during the third test of the series at his home-ground, Newlands in Cape Town.
  • 2007
    Age 31
    In August 2007, he was omitted from the 15-man South Africa squad for 2007 ICC World Twenty20, and consequently quit as the Proteas' vice captain.
    More Details Hide Details He was restored to the team for the Test series against Pakistan, where he smashed three centuries in four innings and was awarded "Man of the Match" twice and "Player of the Series" to underscore his importance to the South African cause. Following his successful tour of Pakistan, Kallis smashed two aggressive centuries in matches against New Zealand at Johannesburg's Wanderer's Stadium and Centurion Park in Pretoria, thus taking his total century count to five in four matches. Following this purple patch of form, Kallis endured three tours without success in the form of hundreds, although the Proteas secured historic series victories in England and Australia, and won a two-match series against Bangladesh at home in between.
  • 2006
    Age 30
    Kallis was awarded the captaincy of South Africa for the third and final Test match against Australia in 2006 when Graeme Smith stood down with an injury.
    More Details Hide Details Kallis currently holds a number of South African cricket records, including most ODI and Test runs, highest ODI and second highest Test batting average and most Test centuries by a South African. In the 2007 World Cup Kallis was South Africa's leading run-scorer with 485 runs at 80.83. He was, however, criticised in the press for some slow performances which cost South Africa momentum at key stages in the tournament.
  • 2005
    Age 29
    In 2005 Kallis was selected for the World XI team to play an Asian XI in a benefit match for those affected by the tsunami of 2004, along with countryman Shaun Pollock.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year he was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC player of the year. The award was shared with Andrew Flintoff of England, his only serious competitor as the world's leading all-rounder, after the votes of the academy were tied. Kallis also won the "ICC Test Player of the Year" award that year.
    Although still a very capable bowler with 292 Test wickets, he impressed mostly with the bat between 2005 and 2007.
    More Details Hide Details As a result, he evolved into more of a batting all-rounder, a role in which he continued because of the emergence of Dale Steyn, Morné Morkel, and Vernon Philander. Kallis is the only man to score over 10,000 runs and to take over 200 wickets in Test cricket. Sir Garfield Sobers managed over 8,000 runs and 200 wickets by comparison, at very similar averages.
    In 2005, he set the record for the fastest half-century, as measured by balls faced, in Test cricket history, scoring 50 against Zimbabwe off only 24 balls.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007, Kallis scored five centuries in four Tests, making him just the fourth man after Bradman, Ken Barrington and Matthew Hayden to score four centuries in four Tests on two different occasions. That Kallis holds these records belies his reputation as a defensive batsman of the old-fashioned type, something he himself became increasingly determined to erase in the latter half of his career. Regardless of style, Kallis has a remarkable batting average in the mid-50s, and has been consistently rated as one of the best batsmen in the world.
  • 2003
    Age 27
    After that he dated Miss South Africa 2003 1st runner-up Marisa Eggli for a brief period in 2004. Since 2007, Kallis dated Shamone Jardim, a South African model for 6 years. They ended their relationship in June 2013, but were reported to be back together in December 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The Jacques Kallis Scholarship Foundation was established in Kallis' benefit year with the aim of combining the academic and life skills programmes of existing school structures with funding and mentoring support from Jacques Kallis. The Foundation with its partners, hopes to provide talented youngsters the opportunity to reach their full sporting and academic potential. Currently, the Foundation sponsors 2 boys from Wynberg Boys', 2 boys from Pretoria Boys High School, 2 from Maritzburg College and 2 from Selborne College. Jacques Kallis participates in annual fundraising events for his Foundation, to which he invites fellow South African celebrities and cricketers like Mark Boucher and André Nel. Jacques Kallis has achieved the following career best rankings in the cricket ratings as determined by the International Cricket Council 3:
    Kallis is one of only four players in Test history (after Sir Donald Bradman and before Mohammad Yousuf and Gautam Gambhir) to make a century in five consecutive matches, achieved in season 2003/04.
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  • 2002
    Age 26
    Kallis dated former Miss South Africa 2002 Cindy Nell, and was even engaged to her but he broke the relationship after nine months.
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  • 2001
    Age 25
    By late 2001 he was the world's number one ranked Test all-rounder, having held the same ranking in ODIs for the best part of 3 years.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, "Kallis blossomed into arguably the world's leading batsman, with a defensive technique second to none, and the adhesive qualities of a Cape Point limpet. Generally a placid and undemonstrative man, he nailed down the crucial No. 3 position in the South African batting order after a number of players had been tried and discarded, and his stock rose exponentially from that moment."
  • 1998
    Age 22
    In 1998, he led South Africa to the ICC Champions Trophy title with two "Man of the Match" and the "Player of the Series" performances.
    More Details Hide Details The youngster was solid, without being spectacular, in the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, before a "Player of the Series" performance led South Africa to a stunning Test series victory against India in India in 2000.
  • 1997
    Age 21
    His breakthrough came in 1997 with 61 against Pakistan, but more notably two matches later when he salvaged a draw for South Africa with a fighting century against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
    More Details Hide Details Between 1998 and 2002, Jacques Kallis was one of the world's leading all-rounders, as seen in the ICC's cricket ratings.
  • 1996
    Age 20
    Kallis made his World Cup bow in 1996 in Pakistan but did not have much opportunity to excel.
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  • 1995
    Age 19
    His first Test appearance was on 14–18 December 1995 against England in Durban, but he struggled with the bat in his first few matches.
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  • 1993
    Age 17
    He made his first-class debut in 1993/94 as an 18-year-old, playing for Western Province B.
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  • 1975
    Born on October 16, 1975.
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