Kallis

  • Jacques Kallis to return to ODIs against India August 20, 2013

    Cape Town: Veteran South African allrounder Jacques Kallis has reiterated his future as an ODI cricketer while pledging his allegiance to his team in one final bid to win an ICC World Cup. Kallis, who will turn 38 on October 16, has not played an ODI since February 2012 and...
  • South Africa await stern challenge post Kirsten era May 13, 2013

    Cape Town: Less than a year after climbing to the top of the Test rankings, South African cricket is suddenly faced with an uncertain future with respected coach Gary Kirsten set to depart and two top players at a crossroads in their careers. Kirsten's decision not to extend his contract when...
  • Kolkata beat Bangalore in a low-scorer to keep slim play-off hopes alive May 12, 2013

    Ranchi: Kolkata Knight Riders kept their slim IPL 6 play-off hopes alive beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets in a low-scorer at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. Jacques Kallis, after picking up two wickets, made an important 41 as the hosts chased down 116 in 19.2...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: where did it all go wrong? May 8, 2013

    Eleven matches. Eight defeats. Kolkata Knight Riders, defending champions and regarded as one of the strongest teams in the league, are almost certifiably out of IPL 6. The stage has been reached where it is almost easier to say "insert previous match comments here" in describing how KKR have stumbled...
  • Results have not gone our way this season: Jacques Kallis May 7, 2013

    Kallis said, "We have applied ourselves, but unfortunately we were not winning games. We have not played as bad as people think this season. We just lost a few close games that could have turned our season around". ...
  • Kallis hopeful of Kolkata making it to play-offs May 7, 2013

    Kolkata Knight Riders allrounder Jacques Kallis believes his team can make it to the next round in IPL 6 despite a poor show so far. ...
  • Knight Riders are still very much alive in IPL 6, insists Kallis May 4, 2013

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders allrounder Jacques Kallis hasn't given up on his team's chances of making it to the play-offs in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League. The Gautam Gambhir-led team beat Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets on Friday to keep their hopes alive in the nine-team tournament....
  • KKR live to see another day, Rajasthan stay third May 3, 2013

    Kolkata: It's still an uphill task to stay alive, but Kolkata Knight Riders are not out of IPL 6 yet. Needing to win to prevent elimination from the tournament, KKR bowled and fielded with purpose - barring one silly drop by wicketkeeper Manvinder Bisla - to restrict Rajasthan to 132...
  • No Kallis in SA Champions Trophy squad, Duminy returns May 2, 2013

    Cape Town: Jacques Kallis was left out of South Africa's squad for the Champions Trophy on Thursday after making himself unavailable for personal reasons, and for the first time in years the veteran all-rounder won't play at a major one-day tournament for his country. Head selector Andrew Hudson said South Africa's...
  • Gambhir hails Kallis, Bisla and Morgan after victory April 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper, Gautam Gambhir, praised Manvinder Bisla, Jacues Kallis and Eoin Morgan for their efforts in the team's six wickets victory over Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens on Friday. "I think it was a fantastic effort from our bowlers to restrict them to 149. A...
  • Injury worries for KKR ahead of KXIP match April 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Struggling to repeat their last year's performance, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders were dealt further blows as Jacques Kallis and Manoj Tiwary sustained injuries during their game against Mumbai Indians here on Wednesday. "Kallis has twisted his right knee while taking a dive. We will take a call on him...
  • IPL 6: Are Kolkata fizzling out in their title defence? April 25, 2013

    This is not something that the team management of Kolkata Knight Riders had expected when they began their defence of the IPL title. Though they started their campaign with a win, they are in the middle of an extremely bad phase - losing five of their next six matches. And...
  • IPL 6 week 3 review: Gaylestorm and Kallis' unwanted stat April 25, 2013

    Entertainer of the week There is but one man who can thrill the senses in the most unbridled way - Christopher Henry Gayle. Anyone who witnessed Gayle's audacious assault on the hapless Pune Warriors bowling in Bangalore on Tuesday will testify to having seen the most amazing innings played in Twenty20...
  • Injured Kallis' absence hurt our bowling: Sunil Narine April 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Observing that 160 was a defendable target, Kolkata Knight Riders' spinner Sunil Narine Wednesday rued the absence of all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who could not turn up to bowl after getting injured while batting against Mumbai Indians in their IPL encounter at the Eden Gardens here. "The target of 160 was...
  • IPL 6: Inspired KKR trounce Sunrisers Hyderabad April 14, 2013

    Kolkata: The top four batsmen laid out the carpet and the bowlers walked over it as Kolkata Knight Riders got back onto the points table after two losses in a row, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 48 runs on a sluggish Eden Gardens surface. Kolkata made a promising start with their...
  • Cricket's Wisden warns of 'Ashes overkill' April 10, 2013

    London: The 150th edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack published on Wednesday warned that the Ashes will be "stretched to their limit" as a result of numerous upcoming series between England and Australia. Cricket's oldest rivals - who played the first cricket Test in 1877 - meet 10 times in the now...
  • Nought so good: Kallis has four golden ducks in IPL April 9, 2013

    Jaipur: Jacques Kallis is arguably world's best allrounder and South Africa's mainstay for over a decade and a half, but he won't enjoy this bit of statistic from his Indian Premier League (IPL) career - four golden ducks and seven overall. Kallis got out off the first ball to medium pacer...
  • Watson can change the complexion of a game: Kallis April 8, 2013

    Jaipur: Kolkata Knight Riders' all-rounder Jacques Kallis on Sunday said that Shane Watson's presence will certainly bolster the the Rajasthan Royals' side ahead of the Indian Premier League match, on Monday. "He ( Watson) is a world-class player and can change the complexion of the match. If he plays tomorrow, he...
  • Gautam Gambhir likely to miss a few IPL matches March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders might miss the services of their captain Gautam Gambhir as the senior opener is down with jaundice. Gambhir, who was in contention to replace an injured Shikhar Dhawan in the fourth Test against Australia, underwent a few blood tests and jaundice was detected...
  • Kallis shouldn't have been out on review: ICC February 16, 2013

    Cape Town: The intricate technicalities of the Decision Review System stumped some of cricket's top umpires on Friday, as they were forced to admit that an "honest error" had been made in an "extremely rare situation" during the second Test between South Africa and Pakistan. South African batsman Jacques Kallis...
  • Cricketer of the Year - do we need another list? February 8, 2013

    Every year Wisden picks Five Cricketers of the Year to salute a player's influence on the previous English season. Is it time the list was renamed 'Five Cricketers of the English Year'? Or its reach broadened to international not just domestic cricket? Or do we need another list to mark...
  • South Africa cricketers rule ICC Test rankings February 5, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's cricketers are increasingly comfortable as they look down on the rest of the cricketing world from their number one spot in the Test rankings. A 211-run win in the first Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium was their fourth win in a row - all achieved...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa crush New Zealand by an innings and 193 runs January 14, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa crushed New Zealand by an innings and 193 runs on Monday after the tourists were bowled out for 211 in their second innings before lunch on the fourth day of the second Test. Dale Steyn took three wickets and Morne Morkel claimed two in the morning session...
  • Jacques Kallis rested for NZ ODIs January 6, 2013

    South Africa have rested Jacques Kallis for the three-match one-day international series against New Zealand, starting January 19. AB de Villiers returned to captain the side after he opted out from the T20s series between the two sides. Faf du Plessis led the Proteas in De Villiers’ absence. Four uncapped players...
  • Dale Steyn vows to keep wreaking havoc January 5, 2013

    Cape Town: Dale Steyn said joining the 300 Test wickets club did not mean the end of his ambitions as a fast bowler. Speaking after South Africa's crushing win by an innings and 27 runs over New Zealand, achieved in three days at Newlands, Steyn, 29, said he was aware of...
  • Kallis becomes 4th player to pass 13000 Test runs January 2, 2013

    Cape Town: All-rounder Jacques Kallis became the first South African to score 13,000 Test runs on an eventful opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Wednesday. The hosts dismissed New Zealand for 45 in the morning session, the touring side's third lowest total, and Kallis reached his personal...