JACQUES KALLIS

  • Jacques Kallis to play in Caribbean Premier League December 18, 2014

    Castries (St. Lucia): Outstanding South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis will ply his trade in next year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the organisers have confirmed. The 39-year-old announced his retirement from international cricket last July but has continued to play Twenty20 cricket for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League...
  • Steven Smith can replicate the success of Graeme Smith: Kallis December 17, 2014

    South African great Jacques Kallis believes that Australian Test captain Steven Smith can achieve success despite his young age and replicate the example set by former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith. "I can only speak from an outsider's point of view that Steve looks like a guy who is well respected," Kallis...
  • CLT20: Clinical Kolkata post easy win over Hobart to storm into final October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran Jacques Kallis brought his years of experience into play as he guided Kolkata Knight Riders to their maiden Champions League T20 final having comfortably beaten Australia's Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets, here on Thursday. Chasing a target of 141, Kallis anchored the chase to perfection with an invaluable unbeaten...
  • CLT20: IPL teams bank on home advantage September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in highpressure matches, will begin the competition as pretournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • CLT20 on KKR's wish list to complete a double September 10, 2014

    They have won the Indian Premier League (IPL) twice, but when it comes to locking horns with the world's best clubs in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) haven't tasted success anyway near to what they have in the IPL. And the Shah Rukh Khanowned club will...
  • India, Australia, South Africa favourites to win World Cup: Ian Chappell September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With the teams entering the final phase of their preparations for next year's World Cup, cricketing great Ian Chappell has said defending champions India, Australia and South Africa are the favourites to win the game's showpiece event. "As teams enter the home straight in preparation for next year's World...
  • Faf du Plessis fills Jacques Kallis void, says can get even better September 3, 2014

    Faf du Plessis has cemented his number three position in South Africa's oneday international (ODI) lineup with successive centuries against Australia but the batsmen believes he can get even better before next year's World Cup. "I'm hitting the ball nicely, but I feel I can still improve quite a bit," he...
  • CLT20 2014: Complete squads of all the teams August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: All the players named by more than two teams for the Champions League Twenty20, including South African legend Jacques Kallis and West Indian dasher Kieron Pollard, have opted for their IPL franchises instead of their domestic teams. "Eight players scheduled to take part in the competition were in high...
  • South Africa legend Jacques Kallis retires from all forms of cricket July 30, 2014

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup. The 38yearold, one of the greatest allrounders in the game's history, retired from Test cricket last year but had been planning to finish his South Africa career at the...
  • Kallis will be second only to Tendulkar in numbers: Rahul Dravid July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid rich tributes to legendary South African allrounder Jacques Kallis, terming him "second only to Sachin Tendulkar" as the Proteas great pushes for a fifth World Cup appearance in Australia and New Zealand, next year. "I think he's (Kallis) going to end up with...
  • Jacques Kallis signs up with Sydney Thunder for Big Bash June 12, 2014

    Melbourne: After a successful stint with Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders, veteran South African allrounder Jacques Kallis on Thursday signed up with Sydney Thunder for the upcoming Twenty20 Big Bash League. Kallis, who has been part of two IPL titlewinning KKR sides (2012 and 2014), has signed a twoyear...
  • Kallis using IPL 7 as launchpad to get in shape for ICC World Cup 2015 May 21, 2014

    Kolkata: Veteran South African allrounder Jacques Kallis, who retired from the Test format, has set the IPL T20 league as his launch pad for his mission World Cup 2015. "The Indian Premier League is certainly a good platform to keep me in shape and prepare for next year's World Cup," Kallis...
  • IPL 7: Jacques Kallis sat out in team's interest, says Vijay Dahiya May 21, 2014

    It might have been surprising to see veteran allrounder Jacques Kallis sit out of the playing XI in some IPL games but Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday said the South African great was doing it for the interest of the team. A vital cog in Kolkata's scheme of things, Kallis has...
  • As it happened: Kolkata vs Punjab, IPL 7, Match 15 April 26, 2014

    (For ballbyball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Kings XI Punjab's Mfactor will be the biggest challenge facing the Kolkata Knight Riders when they battle the most aweinspiring outfit so far in IPL 7, Punjab, in Dubai on Saturday. Glenn Maxwell and David Miller have virtually been an...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils hope to cut short Kolkata Knight Riders' flight April 18, 2014

    After being hammered in their opening match of IPL 7 by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils will sweat over skipper Kevin Pietersen's return from injury to get a psychological boost ahead of their second game in Abu Dhabi on Saturday against Kolkata Knight Riders, who are on a high having...
  • IPL 7: Reuniting with Kallis helped me, says Manish Pandey April 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: On a high after playing a crucial role in Kolkata Knight Riders' stunning IPL win over defending champions Mumbai Indians, Manish Pandey said reuniting with Jacques Kallis, the veteran with whom he previously played in the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, helped him rediscover some lost form. Pandey's 64...
  • Dropping Kallis and tactics cost Mumbai Indians the game April 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Lasith Malinga picked up four wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening encounter of IPL 7 but he feels responsible for the team's loss as the Sri Lankan pacer feels the catch he dropped of Jacques Kallis cost he defending champions dearly. Kallis was dropped when he was...
  • Batting will be key for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 7: Gambhir April 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir was on Wednesday confidence personified and said his team will end up "winning most times" if it puts up a big score, which can complement the bowling attack it possesses. The seventh Indian Premier League kicked off on Wednesday with an emphatic 41-run...
  • Kallis, Narine power KKR to thumping win over Mumbai in IPL-7 opener April 16, 2014

    It was another match-winning performance from Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) trump card and mystery spinner Sunil Narine, who scalped four wickets giving away just 20 runs to rattle Mumbai Indians's (MI) chase after Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey set them a target of 164 in the opening game of Indian...
  • Retired Jacques Kallis still Kolkata Knight Riders' go-to man April 15, 2014

    The legendary South African allrounder, Jacques Kallis, may have hung his boots but his heart still beats for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as the 38-year-old is set to re-ignite his hunger for runs and wickets at IPL 7. Kallis brought curtains down on his glittering...
  • CSA lauds Dale Steyn on top cricket award April 9, 2014

    Cricket South Africa has lauded fast bowler Dale Steyn on being named the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which was published on Wednesday. "South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013, a year in which he...
  • South Africa are in safe hands, says former captain Graeme Smith April 4, 2014

    Graeme Smith believes South Africa are in safe hands, despite his retirement as captain and the recent departures of coach Gary Kirsten and allrounder Jacques Kallis, because the squad are still brimming with experience. Smith announced his retirement in March after 12 years, more than 9,000 test runs and 27 centuries...
  • Organise more Test matches: Tendulkar to ICC March 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Batting-great Sachin Tendulkar has suggested that ICC must organise more Tests if the traditional format is to survive and credited Twenty20 cricket for making the five-day matches more result-oriented these days. Tendulkar was speaking at the ESPNcricinfo awards night after being voted Cricketer of the Generation, on Friday. "The ICC should...
  • Sachin's feats incredible, but Lara best: Kallis March 3, 2014

    Cape Town: Retired South African allrounder Jacques Kallis would not rate Sachin Tendulkar as the best batsman he has played against but said the Indian legend has "tremendously" helped in taking the game forward by playing with the right spirit throughout his illustrious career. "He (Tendulkar) has done a tremendous amount...
  • I'm no Kallis, says South Africa's Ryan McLaren February 13, 2014

    Pretoria: Ryan McLaren said "I am no Jacques Kallis" after replacing the recently retired allrounder in the South Africa team for the first Test against Australia on Wednesday. McLaren was preferred to Wayne Parnell as Kallis's successor in the allrounder role, to win his second cap, four years after his first. But...
  • IPL Auction 2014: KKR go for Kallis, Uthappa on Day 1 February 12, 2014

    A total of 216 players went under the hammer on day one, but only 70 were sold with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the topearner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs 14 crore. Delhi Daredevils, who are building their team from a scratch, bought the most number of...
  • McLaren, Parnell in South Africa Test squad for Australia series January 29, 2014

    Durban: Allrounders Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell were named in South Africa's 15man squad on Wednesday for the threematch Test series against Australia starting on February 12. One of them is likely to fill the void left by the retirement of Jacques Kallis, who quit the fiveday game ahead of the...
  • Kallis is a 'true champion' of the game, says Tendulkar December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday paid tribute to justretired South African allrounder Jacques Kallis, calling him a "true champion" who always played the game in the right spirit. "@jacqueskallis75 Congratulations on a fabulous career. You have played the game in the right spirit....It's been a joy to...
  • Kallis bids adieu to Test cricket in fairytale script December 30, 2013

    Durban: Jacques Kallis, one of the greatest allrounders of the game, on Monday bid adieu to Test cricket after an illustrious 18year career in a fairytale script as he hit a century in his swansong match in South Africa's 10wicket thrashing of India on Monday. The script for Kallis' Test retirement...