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Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis

Age 48South AfricaSOUTH AFRICA
Right Handed All Rounder

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.

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Jacques Kallis Statistics

Debut
South Africa vs England on Jan 09, 1996
Last
South Africa vs Sri Lanka on Jul 12, 2014
Debut
South Africa vs England on Dec 14, 1995
Last
South Africa vs India on Dec 26, 2013
Debut
South Africa vs New Zealand on Oct 21, 2005
Last
South Africa vs India on Oct 02, 2012
Debut
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders on Apr 18, 2008
Last
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings on May 11, 2014

Jacques Kallis Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
32811579861744.3672.89
Highest Runs139
Balls Faced142
On DateFeb 04, 04
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Jacques Kallis Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
3281791.427331.7939.374.84
Wickets Taken5
Runs30
On DateNov 01, 98
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Jacques Kallis Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
131015
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Jacques Kallis Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
16613289584555.3745.97
Highest Runs224
Balls Faced325
On DateJan 03, 12
AgainstSri LankaSL

Jacques Kallis Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
166337229232.6569.282.82
Wickets Taken6
Runs54
On DateAug 21, 03
AgainstEnglandENG

Jacques Kallis Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
20005
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Jacques Kallis Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
256665035.05119.35
Highest Runs73
Balls Faced54
On DateMay 02, 10
AgainstIndiaIND

Jacques Kallis Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
25461227.7523.007.23
Wickets Taken4
Runs15
On DateSep 20, 12
AgainstZimbabweZIM

Jacques Kallis Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
702
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Jacques Kallis Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
98242717028.55109.22
Highest Runs89
Balls Faced55
On DateMar 16, 10
AgainstPunjab KingsPBKS

Jacques Kallis Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
98290.26535.2726.807.89
Wickets Taken3
Runs13
On DateApr 14, 13
AgainstSunrisers HyderabadSRH

Jacques Kallis Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
3105
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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