Friday, February 25, 2011

Jacques Kallis

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Full name Jacques Henry Kallis
Born October 16, 1975, Pinelands, Cape Town, Cape Province
Current age 35 years 81 days
Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Cape Cobras, Glamorgan, ICC World XI, Middlesex, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Warriors, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Career statistics
Test debut
South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 14-18, 1995
Last Test South Africa v India at Durban, Dec 26-29, 2010
ODI statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 9, 1996 Last ODI Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai, Nov 8, 2010
T20I debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Oct 21, 2005 Last T20I West Indies v South Africa at North Sound, May 19, 2010
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class
South Africa v India at Durban, Dec 26-29, 2010
List A debut 1994/95
Last List A Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai, Nov 8, 2010

Twenty20 debut
Eastern Cape v Western Province Boland at Port Elizabeth, Apr 13, 2004
Last Twenty20 Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Durban, Sep 19, 2010


No batsman prizes his wicket more highly, and no wicket in all of cricket is more highly prized. Jacques Kallis is the broad-shouldered colossus of the South African team, a figure whose looming presence inspires calm in some and dread in others. Few players who belong to the modern age are a better fit for the notion of the classical cricketer. Kallis is a fine, forceful batsman who has at his disposal both a rock-solid technique and a mind impervious to distraction. Though his role as a bowler diminishes with each passing season, he will be remembered as a purveyor of sometimes surprising pace and swing, and awkward bounce. In the slips, his sure-handedness and rattlesnake reflexes make ridiculous catches look regulation.

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