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Jacques Kallis      

Full name Jacques Henry Kallis

Born October 16, 1975, Pinelands, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 38 years 184 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Cape Cobras, Glamorgan, ICC World XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Middlesex, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Warriors, Western Province

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Jacques Henry Kallis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 166 280 40 13289 224 55.37 28903 45.97 45 58 1488 97 200 0
ODIs 325 311 53 11574 139 44.86 15866 72.94 17 86 911 137 129 0
T20Is 25 23 4 666 73 35.05 558 119.35 0 5 56 20 7 0
First-class 257 421 57 19695 224 54.10 62 97 264 0
List A 421 403 65 14840 155* 43.90 23 109 160 0
Twenty20 136 132 21 3594 89* 32.37 3207 112.06 0 27 355 76 44 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 166 272 20232 9535 292 6/54 9/92 32.65 2.82 69.2 7 5 0
ODIs 325 283 10750 8680 273 5/30 5/30 31.79 4.84 39.3 2 2 0
T20Is 25 19 276 333 12 4/15 4/15 27.75 7.23 23.0 1 0 0
First-class 257 29033 13532 427 6/54 31.69 2.79 67.9 8 0
List A 421 13673 10772 351 5/30 5/30 30.68 4.72 38.9 3 3 0
Twenty20 136 117 2174 2791 91 4/15 4/15 30.67 7.70 23.8 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 14-18, 1995 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v India at Durban, Dec 26-30, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 9, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v India at Durban, Dec 8, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Oct 21, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Oct 2, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class South Africa v India at Durban, Dec 26-30, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1994/95
Last List A South Africa v India at Durban, Dec 8, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eastern Cape v Western Province Boland at Port Elizabeth, Apr 13, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mumbai T20 v Kolkata T20 at Abu Dhabi, Apr 16, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
72, 0/23 Kolkata T20 v Mumbai T20 Abu Dhabi 16 Apr 2014 T20
4/26, 5 Cape Cobras v Dolphins Cape Town 9 Feb 2014 T20
39, 2/33 South Africa v Springboks Cape Town 3 Jan 2014 Other T20
0/36, 115 South Africa v India Durban 26 Dec 2013 Test # 2111
1/37, 0, 3/68, 34 South Africa v India Johannesburg 18 Dec 2013 Test # 2108
10 South Africa v India Durban 8 Dec 2013 ODI # 3443
10, 1/20 South Africa v India Johannesburg 5 Dec 2013 ODI # 3442
0/49, 6 South Africa v Pakistan Port Elizabeth 27 Nov 2013 ODI # 3440
2/53, 50 South Africa v Pakistan Cape Town 24 Nov 2013 ODI # 3438
7, 0/9 South Africa v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 23 Oct 2013 Test # 2100
Profile

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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Timeline
    • December 1995-January 1996
      A slow start
      • An ordinary debut in a rain-hit Test in Durban. Kallis lasted just 12 balls for one run in his only innings. His performance in his next few games was hardly a sign of things to come, averaging 8.14 in his first five Tests. However, his 3 for 29 in the nerve-wracking moments of the Port Elizabeth Test against Australia gave him the much-needed recognition as a bowler.
    • December 26-30, 1997
      First Test century
      • Scores his first Test century, against Australia in Melbourne. A gutsy second-innings 101 under pressure saves South Africa from defeat as Kallis bats out the last day.
    • January 16, 1998
      First ODI ton
      • Scores his maiden ODI century, 111 against New Zealand at the WACA. South Africa win convincingly.
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Apr 16, 2014

Jacques Kallis completes a catch to dismiss Rohit Sharma, Kolkata v Mumbai, Indian T20 League, Abu Dhabi, April 16, 2014

Jacques Kallis completes a catch to dismiss Rohit Sharma

© BCCI

Apr 16, 2014

Jacques Kallis slog sweeps, Kolkata v Mumbai, Indian T20 League, Abu Dhabi, April 16, 2014

Jacques Kallis slog sweeps

© BCCI

Dec 30, 2013

Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith relax on the Kingsmead pitch, South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day, December 30, 2013

Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith relax on the Kingsmead pitch

© Graeme Smith/Twitter

Notes

ICC Test Player of the Year 2005

ICC Player of the Year 2005

Wisden Leading Cricketer, 2007

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Tour Results
South Africa v Pakistan at Benoni - Mar 24, 2013
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Durban - Mar 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Mar 17, 2013
South Africa won by 34 runs
South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion - Mar 15, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Africa v Pakistan at Bloemfontein - Mar 10, 2013
South Africa won by 125 runs
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