Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis

Infobox cricketer biography
playername = Jacques Kallis
country = South Africa
fullname = Jacques Henry Kallis
nickname = Jakes
living = true
dayofbirth = 16
monthofbirth = 10
yearofbirth = 1975
placeofbirth = Pinelands, Cape Town
countryofbirth = South Africa
batting = Right-handed
bowling = Right arm fast-medium
role = All-rounder
international = true
testdebutdate = 14 December
testdebutyear = 1995
testdebutagainst = England

lasttestdate = 7 August
lasttestyear = 2008
lasttestagainst = England
odidebutdate = 9 January
odidebutyear = 1996
odidebutagainst = England

lastodidate = 3 September
lastodiyear = 2008
lastodiagainst = England
odishirt = 3
club1 = Western Province / Cape Cobras
year1 = 1993 – present
club2 = Glamorgan
year2 = 1999
club3 = Middlesex
year3 = 1997
club4 = Royal Challengers Bangalore
year4 = 2008-
deliveries = balls
columns = 4
column1 = Tests
matches1 = 123
runs1 = 9,761
bat avg1 = 55.46
100s/50s1 = 30/48
top score1 = 189*
deliveries1 = 15,989
wickets1 = 240
bowl avg1 = 31.22
fivefor1 = 5
tenfor1 = 0
best bowling1 = 6/54
catches/stumpings1 = 130/–
column2 = ODI
matches2 = 279
runs2 = 9,609
bat avg2 = 44.69
100s/50s2 = 16/66
top score2 = 139
deliveries2 = 9,472
wickets2 = 243
bowl avg2 = 31.38
fivefor2 = 2
tenfor2 = n/a
best bowling2 = 5/30
catches/stumpings2 = 101/–
column3 = FC
matches3 = 212
runs3 = 16,084
bat avg3 = 54.15
100s/50s3 = 47/86
top score3 = 200
deliveries3 = 24,646
wickets3 = 375
bowl avg3 = 30.47
fivefor3 = 8
tenfor3 = 0
best bowling3 = 6/54
catches/stumpings3 = 191/–
column4 = LA
matches4 = 371
runs4 = 12,630
bat avg4 = 42.95
100s/50s4 = 22/86
top score4 = 155*
deliveries4 = 12,281
wickets4 = 319
bowl avg4 = 30.19
fivefor4 = 3
tenfor4 = n/a
best bowling4 = 5/30
catches/stumpings4 = 129/–
date = 20 September
year = 2008
source = http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/2/2231/2231.html CricketArchive

Jacques Henry Kallis (born 16 October 1975 in Pinelands, Cape Town) is a South African cricketer. As an all-rounder he is a talented right-handed batsman and an effective fast-medium bowler who can swing the ball both ways off a good line and length. He is the only cricketer in the history of the game to hold more than 9,500 runs, 200 wickets and 100 catches in both Test and One Day International cricket. [ [http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/content/records/287359.html Tests - 1000 runs, 50 wickets and 50 catches] , Cricinfo, Retrieved on 21 November 2007] [ [http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/content/records/287358.html ODIs - 1000 runs, 50 wickets and 50 catches] , Cricinfo, Retrieved on 21 November 2007] (Sanath Jayasuriya has achieved that feat in ODIs but not Tests). Often criticised for his apparent unwillingness to dominate the opposition and score runs quickly, Kallis has demonstrated increasing willingness to attack with the bat in hand in recent years, and from October-December 2007 produced a remarkable streak of 5 centuries in 4 Test Matches. With 30 Test centuries, one more than Sir Donald Bradman, Kallis has established himself as one of the modern greats of the game despite never scoring a double-hundred (although coming close a number of times). He was named Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2008 Wisden for his performances in 2007. Kallis also plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, where he averaged 16.85 runs per innings with the bat and 55.5 runs per wicket with the ball at an economy rate of 9.65 [http://stats.cricinfo.com/ipl/engine/records/averages/batting_bowling_by_team.html?id=3519;team=4340;type=tournament] in the 7 matches he played before he was dropped.

Early career

As a teenager, Kallis had a brief spell with Netherfield CC in England where he established himself in Northern England but he was released. Kallis also played for Old Edwardians for a spell as a teenager, where coaching staff saw potential for him to become a first-class all rounder; later in his first season he was picked for South Africa U-21's as a 12th man. He made his first-class debut in 1993/94 as an 18-year-old, playing for Western Province. His first Test appearance was in December 1995 against England at Durban, but he struggled with the bat in his first few matches. His breakthrough came in 1997 with 61 against Pakistan, but more notably two matches later when he salvaged a draw for South Africa with a fighting century against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. [ [http://content-nz.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/45789.html Player Profile] , Cricinfo, Retrieved on 21 November 2007]

All-Round Achievements

Between 1998-2002, Jacques Kallis was one of the world's leading all-rounders, as seen in the ICC's Cricket ratings [http://www.cricketratings.com] . In 1998 he led South Africa to the ICC Champions Trophy title with two man of the match and the player of the series performances. The youngster was solid, without being spectacular, in the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, before a player of the series performance led South Africa to a stunning Test series victory against India in India, in 2000. By late 2001 he was the world's number one ranked Test all-rounder, having held the same ranking in ODIs for the best part of 3 years.

Recent Feats

In 2005 Kallis was selected for the World XI team to play an Asian XI in a benefit match for those affected by the tsunami of 2004, along with countryman Shaun Pollock. In the same year he was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC player of the year. The award was shared with Andrew Flintoff of England, his only serious competitor as the world's leading all-rounder, after the votes of the academy were tied. Kallis also won the ICC Test Player of the Year award that year. [ [http://content-nz.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/45789.html Player Profile] , Cricinfo, Retrieved on 21 November 2007]

Kallis was awarded the captaincy of South Africa for the third and final Test match against Australia in 2006 when Graeme Smith stood down with an injury. Kallis currently holds a number of South African cricket records, including most ODI and Test runs, highest ODI and second highest Test batting average and most Test centuries by a South African. [ [http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/index.html Records and Statistics] , Cricinfo, Retrieved on 21 November 2007]

In the 2007 World Cup Kallis was South Africa's leading run scorer with 485 runs at 80.83. In August 2007 he was omitted from the 15 man South Africa squad for 2007 ICC World Twenty20, and consequently quit as the Proteas' vice captain. He was restored to the team for the Test series against Pakistan, where he smashed three centuries in four innings and was awarded man of the match twice and player of the series to underscore his importance to the South African cause.

There was much speculation as to why he dropped for the twenty20 world cup, with many critics claiming that he scores too slowly and lacked the aggression needed to succeed in the quicker form of the game. He has also never been able to dispel the reputation of being a 'selfish batsman' and that he bats more for his average than the team's position. [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/45789.html] This was most recently outlined in the 2007 world cup group match between Australia and South Africa when Kallis was accused of sapping the momentum out of the South African innings with a selfish display of slow scoring as the South African set out in pursuit of a mammoth Australian total of 377 [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/247478.html] Kallis's scored 48 off 63 deliveries which put pressure on the batsmen at the other end to score quickly and resulted in a swift batting collapse from what was looking like a very strong start by the South African openers (Smith and De Villiers put on 160 off 21 overs for the first wicket). [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/247478.html?innings=2;view=fow] )Kallis's performance drew much criticism from the press and he is still unable to dispel the notion of being a selfish cricketer who bats in a 'bubble'(regardless of his teams position in a match). [http://www.cricketviewer.com/hayden-muscles-australia-to-victory.html]

Kallis is only the third player in Test history (after Sir Donald Bradman and Mohammad Yousuf) to make a century in five consecutive matches, achieved in season 2003/04. In 2005 he set the record for the fastest half-century, as measured by balls faced, in Test cricket history, scoring 50 against Zimbabwe off only 24 balls. [ [http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/content/records/284096.html Tests - Fastest fifties] , Cricinfo, Retrieved on 21 November 2007] In 2007 Kallis scored 5 centuries in 4 Tests, making him just the fourth man after Bradman, Ken Barrington and Matthew Hayden to score 4 centuries in 4 Tests on two different occasions. That Kallis holds these records belies his reputation as a defensive, unadventurous batsman of the old-fashioned type, something Kallis himself is determined to erase. [ [http://content-nz.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/319275.html Kallis, the keystone of South Africa's batting] , Cricinfo, Retrieved on 21 November 2007] Regardless of style, Kallis has a remarkable batting average of over 58, and is rated as one of the best batsmen in the world. Although still a very capable bowler with over 200 Test wickets, he has impressed mostly with the bat in recent years. As a result, Kallis has evolved into more of a batting all-rounder, a role which he will likely possess in the upcoming years because of the emergence of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Albie Morkel, and Paul Harris. Kallis is the only man to score over 9000 runs and to take over 200 wickets in Test cricket. Sir Garfield Sobers managed over 8,000 runs and 200 wickets by comparison, at very similar averages.

Scholarship Foundation

The Jacques Kallis Scholarship Foundation was established in Kallis' benefit year with the aim of combining the academic and life skills programmes of existing school structures with funding and mentoring support from Jacques Kallis. In so doing, the Foundation with its partners, hopes to provide talented youngsters from all walks of life the opportunity to reach their full sporting and academic potential [http://www.kallis.co.za/foundation.htm] .

Currently, the Jacques Kallis Scholarship Foundation sponsors 2 boys from Pretoria Boys High School, 2 from Maritzburg College and 2 from Selborne College. Jacques Kallis partakes in annual fundraising events for his Foundation, to which he invites fellow South African celebrities and cricketers like Mark Boucher and Andre Nel.

Test Centuries

One Day International Centuries


Jacques Kallis' current positions in the Cricket ratings as determined by the International Cricket Council are as follows [http://www.cricketratings.com 3] :

*Test Batting: 2nd; 923 points (career best 1st; career high points 935)
*Test Bowling 20th (career best 6th; career high points 742).
*Test All-rounders 1st; 550 points (career best 1st; career high points 615).
*ODI Batting 16th (career best 1st; career high points 817).
*ODI Bowling 42nd (career best 11th; career high points 641).
*ODI All-rounders 6th (career best 1st).


External links

* [http://www.kallis.co.za Official Website]

NAME= Kallis, Jacques Henry
DATE OF BIRTH=16 October 1975
PLACE OF BIRTH= Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa

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