Jacques Kallis

  • Kallis will be second only to Tendulkar in numbers: Rahul Dravid 03-07-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid rich tributes to legendary South African all-rounder 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...
  • Jacques Kallis signs up with Sydney Thunder for Big Bash 12-06-2014 05:02 PM

    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 title-winning KKR sides (2012 and 2014), has signed a...
  • Kallis using IPL 7 as launchpad to get in shape for ICC World Cup 2015 21-05-2014 10:30 PM

    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,"...
  • IPL 7: Jacques Kallis sat out in team's interest, says Vijay Dahiya 21-05-2014 08:16 PM

    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...
  • As it happened: Kolkata vs Punjab, IPL 7, Match 15 26-04-2014 06:51 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Kings XI Punjab's M-factor will be the biggest challenge facing the Kolkata Knight Riders when they battle the most awe-inspiring outfit so far in IPL 7, Punjab, in Dubai on Saturday. Glenn Maxwell and David Miller have virtually been...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils hope to cut short Kolkata Knight Riders' flight 18-04-2014 07:48 PM

    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 17-04-2014 12:24 PM

    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 17-04-2014 11:25 AM

    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...
  • Batting will be key for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 7: Gambhir 17-04-2014 09:05 AM

    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...
  • Kallis, Narine power KKR to thumping win over Mumbai in IPL-7 opener 16-04-2014 11:55 PM

    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 15-04-2014 11:49 AM

    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...
  • CSA lauds Dale Steyn on top cricket award 09-04-2014 10:53 PM

    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...
  • South Africa are in safe hands, says former captain Graeme Smith 04-04-2014 09:44 AM

    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...
  • Organise more Test matches: Tendulkar to ICC 15-03-2014 01:14 PM

    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...
  • Sachin's feats incredible, but Lara best: Kallis 03-03-2014 07:08 PM

    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...
  • I'm no Kallis, says South Africa's Ryan McLaren 13-02-2014 08:32 AM

    Pretoria: Ryan McLaren said "I am no Jacques Kallis" after replacing the recently retired all-rounder 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...
  • IPL Auction 2014: KKR go for Kallis, Uthappa on Day 1 12-02-2014 05:48 PM

    A total of 216 players went under the hammer on day one, but only 70 were sold with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, 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...
  • McLaren, Parnell in South Africa Test squad for Australia series 29-01-2014 02:58 PM

    Durban: Allrounders Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell were named in South Africa's 15-man squad on Wednesday for the three-match 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 five-day game ahead of...
  • Kallis is a 'true champion' of the game, says Tendulkar 31-12-2013 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday paid tribute to just-retired 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...
  • Kallis bids adieu to Test cricket in fairytale script 30-12-2013 11:19 PM

    Durban: Jacques Kallis, one of the greatest allrounders of the game, on Monday bid adieu to Test cricket after an illustrious 18-year career in a fairytale script as he hit a century in his swansong match in South Africa's 10-wicket thrashing of India on Monday. The script for Kallis' Test...
  • Wanted to win for 'irreplaceable' Kallis, says Smith 30-12-2013 10:36 PM

    Durban: South Africa captain Graeme Smith said that the series-clinching win over India in the second and final Test here was a fitting tribute to "irreplaceable" team-mate Jacques Kallis who bid farewell to Test cricket on Monday. "We wanted to win it for Jacques. Ultimately, we wanted to make sure...
  • Mum, Dad, I hope I have made you proud: Jacques Kallis 30-12-2013 08:57 PM

    Durban: Jacques Kallis on Monday paid handsome tributes to his late parents for all the support they gave to make him a cricketer and hoped he did them proud. Kallis, who retired from Test cricket as South Africa wrapped up the two-match series 1-0 against India, also said he was...
  • India surrender on the final day of Durban Test 30-12-2013 08:48 PM

    CNN-IBN cricket expert Krishnamachari Srikkanth discusses what went wrong for India as they suffered heavy defeat against South Africa in Durban. ...
  • South Africa defeat India by 10 wickets to give Kallis a perfect send-off 30-12-2013 06:59 PM

    India were left to rue the chances they missed as South Africa won the second and final Test in Durban convincingly by ten wickets, sealing the series 1-0 and giving a perfect send-off to Jacques Kallis who represented his country for one last time in Tests. Barring a valiant 96...
  • Special feeling to get hundred in last Test: Jacques Kallis 30-12-2013 02:39 PM

    Durban: South Africa's Jacques Kallis got a fairytail hundred against India in his farewell Test and the retiring all-rounder said it was a "special feeling" to reach the three-figure mark in his final appearance in the five-day game for the Proteas. "It is a special feeling," Kallis said. "It's strange...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 5 30-12-2013 12:28 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Jacques Kallis scored a fairytale hundred in his last Test as South Africa consolidated their position on the fourth day of the second and final Test against India, taking a 166-run lead which could prove decisive...
  • A fairytale hundred for Kallis; India 98 runs behind South Africa 29-12-2013 09:26 PM

    Jacques Kallis scored a fairytale hundred in his last Test as South Africa consolidated their position on the fourth day of the second and final Test against India, taking a 166-run lead which could prove decisive going into the fifth day in Durban. India were 68 for 2 in their...
  • Kallis goes past Dravid, becomes 3rd highest Test run-getter 29-12-2013 03:49 PM

    Durban: South African allrounder Jacques Kallis on Sunday surpassed Rahul Dravid as the third highest run-getter in Test cricket after a 115-run knock against India in his farewell match here on Sunday. Kallis, who would be retiring from Tests at the end of the ongoing second and final game against...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 29-12-2013 12:24 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Playing his final Test, Jacques Kallis approached his 45th century as South Africa made their position strong on day three of the second Test, reaching 299 for 5 at stumps, just 35 runs shy of India's...