KALLIS

  • 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 7, 2013

    Jaipur: Kolkata Knight Riders' allrounder 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 worldclass 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 211run 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 threematch oneday 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: Allrounder 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...
  • Yearender 2012: The best Test innings of 2012 January 1, 2013

    In a year with many centuries and individual contributions of brilliance, we pick ten Test innings that really stood out. Michael Clarke 329*, 2nd Test, Sydney The Australian captain set the tone for a recordbreaking year by scoring his first triplecentury, and the fourthhighest score by an Australian, as his...
  • Yearender 2012: Cricketnext's Test team of the year January 1, 2013

    We sift through the numbers, wickets and runs to pick the 11 most valuable Test cricketers of the year. 1. Alastair Cook M 15, I 29, Runs 1249, Avg 48.03, HS 190, 100 4, 50 3 The secondhighest runscorer in Test cricket this year, after his captain in our...
  • Clarke tops Test rankings with careerbest points December 29, 2012

    Dubai: In the form of his life, Australia captain Michael Clarke on Saturday reached a careerbest 900 points to retain the top spot in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen after his side's innings and 201 runs win against Sri Lanka in Melbourne. The win guaranteed Australia an unassailable 20 lead...
  • South Africa finally scale the summit December 19, 2012

    Melbourne: South Africa celebrated their longheralded arrival at the summit of Test cricket in 2012 while West Indies enjoyed their first world title since the team's 1970s heyday with a maiden Twenty20 trophy. The giddy heights proved too much for England whose yearlong reign as the number one Test nation...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa set 632run target for Australia December 2, 2012

    Perth: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers posted big centuries in quick time before South Africa was dismissed for 569 late on Sunday, setting Australia an unlikely victory target of 632 in the third Test. David Warner (29) and Ed Cowan (9) survived an hour before stumps to steer the Australians...
  • Half a Kallis better than none: Jennings November 29, 2012

    Johannesburg: The lingering doubts on his fitness notwithstanding, former South Africa coach Ray Jennings feels the Proteas should include the veteran allrounder for the third Test against Australia. Kallis' participation in the match is in doubt after he suffered an injury during which batting in the drawn second Test in...
  • South Africa wait on Kallis's fitness for 3rd Test November 29, 2012

    Perth: South Africa will give allrounder Jacques Kallis until the last moment to prove his fitness for the crucial third and final Test against Australia starting Friday at the WACA Ground. The 37yearold had appeared certain to miss the series decider, which will also determine which of the two teams ends...
  • Injuryhit South Africa call up McLaren November 25, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa has called up allrounder Ryan McLaren as cover for injured pair Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander, who are both doubts for the crucial third Test against Australia. The visitors will likely have to win that final match to save the series with Australia in a commanding position heading...
  • Kallis in doubt for 3rd Test with hamstring injury November 24, 2012

    Adelaide: Jacques Kallis is in danger of missing the third Test in Perth next week after aggravating his strained right hamstring while scoring a courageous halfcentury to help South Africa avoid the followon on Saturday in the second Test against Australia. The 37yearold allrounder hurt his leg while bowling on Thursday...
  • Kallis in doubt for 3rd Test with hamstring injury November 24, 2012

    Adelaide: Jacques Kallis is in danger of missing the third Test in Perth next week after aggravating his strained right hamstring while scoring a courageous halfcentury to help South Africa avoid the followon on Saturday in the second Test against Australia. The 37yearold allrounder hurt his leg after taking two quick...
  • Kirsten worried with SA injury list growing November 22, 2012

    Adelaide: Critics have condemned South Africa's decision to give players a holiday between Test matches after veteran allrounder Jacques Kallis limped off the Adelaide Oval just 3.3 overs into his opening spell on Thursday, only hours after paceman Vernon Philander was ruled out of the second Test against Australia with...
  • 2nd Test: Clarke's double ton leads Aus to 482/5 November 22, 2012

    Adelaide: Michael Clarke continued his Bradmanlike year, producing his fourth 200plus innings of 2012 to guide Australia to 482 for 5 at stumps in a remarkable opening day against a depleted South Africa attack in the second Test. The Australia captain became the first batsman to score four double centuries in...
  • Pujara, Ojha achieve careerbest ICC rankings November 20, 2012

    Dubai: Indias batting sensation Cheteshwar Pujara and Test spinner Pragyan Ojha played pivotal roles in Indias ninewicket win over England in Ahmedabad, and have now moved to careerbest rankings in the ICCs latest update for Test players. Pujara, 24, scored unbeaten innings of 206 and 41 to claim the ManoftheMatch...
  • Kallis takes some blame for Amla's review refusal November 11, 2012

    Brisbane: Jacques Kallis took some blame for South African teammate Hashim Amla not challenging his dismissal and missing out on a possible bigger score against Australia in the first Test on Sunday. Amla had reached his third century in four innings against Australia and his 17th overall before he was...
  • Kallis ready to assume bowling role for SA November 11, 2012

    Brisbane: After a stellar day with the bat and in the field on Sunday, South Africa's Jacques Kallis declared himself fit and ready to play his part with the ball in the last two days of the first Test against Australia. Kallis scored an impressive 147 to help South Africa...