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Jacques Kallis

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
South Africa, Africa XI, ICC World XI, Glamorgan, South Africa A, Western Province, Western Province B, Young South Africa, Bangalore, Kolkata, Middlesex, Cape Cobras, Warriors
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-Test,ODI | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
37
Bowling:
76
Batting:
52
Bowling:
0
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
October 16, 1975, Pinelands,Cape Town

Profile

Undoubtedly, Jacques Kallis remains the most complete all-rounder of his time. No other player has fused batting and bowling ability and consistently performed for a decade and a half's stretch in multiple forms of the game as Kallis has.

Starting off as a batsman, Kallis made the first of his many tenacious hundreds by scoring 101 to save the match for South Africa against Australia in 1997 after being forced to follow on. With the cherry in hand, a 5/30 in the 1998 Knock Out trophy final helped South Africa beat West Indies and clinch glory.

Kallis remained a permanent member of the South African team, through hard times surrounding match-fixing and poor display at home in the World Cup. More significantly, Kallis has been the backbone of sides which rebuilt under Shaun Pollock and Graeme Smith and carried their ascendency towards the top, chasing record scores and scalping series wins in previously unsettling conditions. All-rounders such as Brian McMillan and Lance Klusener remained in and out of the side but it was only Kallis whose dependability with bat and ball handed a prolonged stint in the side. His trademark cover drive over the top and the glance towards square leg would be two of the most glamorous shots in his repertoire. His batting average was among the best in the game despite a blip in 2008, while he had respectable bowling figures notching a wicket a match. 

In Tests, Kallis has recorded centuries against every side, including one each on foreign soil. As his career progressed, he tried to balance out the work load. He sat out most of the limited overs series since 2012 to keep himself fit for the longest format. But after a lean patch in the longest format of the game in 2013, he decided to retire from Test cricket. He signed off in style with a century in Durban, helping South Africa win the home Test series against India.

Kallis played for the Bangalore franchise from 2008-2010 in the Indian T20 League but shifted base to Kolkata in 2011 and has been a part of the squad ever since. He played a significant role in winning Kolkata, their only league title in 2012 and was purchased for 5.5 crores as the franchise used their right to match card in the 2014 Indian T20 League auction.


Fast Facts

  • Along with Sir Don Bradman, Mohammad Yousuf and Gautam Gambhir, Jacques Kallis became the only other batsman to score centuries in 5 consecutive Tests.
  • Kallis was named ICC Test Player as well as Player of the Year in 2005 and was also Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in 2007.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 166 280 13289 40 55.37 45.97 45 58 224
ODI 325 311 11574 53 44.86 72.94 17 86 139
T20 25 23 666 4 35.05 119.35 0 5 73
IPL 91 90 2348 10 29.35 109.77 0 17 89*
CLT20 12 11 346 6 69.20 121.83 0 3 74*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 166 272 20232 9535 292 6/54 / 32.65 2.82 7 5 0 188
ODI 325 283 10750 8680 273 5/30 / 31.79 4.84 2 2 0 373
T20 25 19 276 333 12 4/15 / 27.75 7.23 1 0 0 8
IPL 91 82 1628 2130 61 3/13 / 34.91 7.85 0 0 0 55
CLT20 12 11 216 259 12 3/16 / 21.58 7.19 0 0 0 5
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 200 0 5
ODI 129 0 15
T20 7 0 2
IPL 30 0 5
CLT20 2 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 2 1 1 0 0 50
ODI 13 6 6 0 1 46.15

Career

Span:
Test:
1995-2013
 
ODI:
1996-2013
 
T20:
2005-2012
 
IPL:
2008-2014
 
CLT20:
2009-2012
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs England at Kingsmead, Durban - Dec 14, 1995
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at Kingsmead, Durban - Dec 26, 2013
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs England at Newlands, Cape Town - Jan 09, 1996
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at Kingsmead, Durban - Dec 08, 2013
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs New Zealand at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Oct 21, 2005
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Oct 02, 2012
IPL
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Kolkata at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Apr 18, 2008
Last played:
Kolkata Vs Mumbai at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Apr 16, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Cape Cobras at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 08, 2009
Last played:
Kolkata Vs Titans at Newlands, Cape Town - Oct 21, 2012
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