Johannesburg, Jan 3 : Veteran all rounder Jacques Kallis, who became the fourth player and first South African to score 13 000 Test runs on an action-packed opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Wednesday, has claimed he is not thinking about retirement yet.
The Proteas demolished New Zealand for 45 in the morning session, the touring side''s third lowest total, and Kallis reached his individual milestone after tea when he reached 20 with a four through backward point off seamer Doug Bracewell, Sport24 reports.
South African batsmen Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla have jumped to fourth and tenth place respectively in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for batsmen in the test matches released on Tuesday.
Kallis has gained four spots to leave behind his skipper Grame Smith who has dropped three places to be at the fifth spot. Kallis had scored 173 runs in the first test match against India in Nagpur.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore team has made into the second round of the cash rich T20 Champions League as they crushed Otago by 80 runs in the third match of the Group C at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Monday.
The man of the match Jacques Kallis showed brilliant all-around performance to lead their team to victory in a must-win match. Kallis smashed unbeaten 73 runs in 59 balls apart from taking three crucial wickets.
South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis will not play in match against India which will be played tomorrow in the super eight round of ICC T20 World Cup at Trent Bridge due to minor back problem.
Kallis is now playing as an opener for the South African team and he has scored 174 runs in the last four matches.
South Africa's skipper Grame Smith said that they will make a change in their team for match against India as opener Kallis will be rested and Herschelle Gibbs will open inning for South Africa in place of Kallis with him.
Cape Town (South Africa), Apr. 16 : South African vice-captain Jacques Kallis, who was omitted from the first Twenty20 World Cup on home soil nearly two years ago, may be a shock inclusion in the South African squad for the second Twenty20 World Cup to be held in England in June.
There are now strong rumours that he may make the Proteas’ squad of 15 for the tournament in England, reports the Die Burger newspaper.
In the past 24 months, Kallis has played in only two of the Proteas’ 14 Twenty20 games and in the past year he was only involved in one of South Africa’s six Twenty20 games.
Durban, Apr. 2 : South Africa have decided to rest injured star all-rounder Jacques Kallis from the opening one-day international against Australia.
The 33-year-old pace bowler and No. 4 batsman is likely to make his return from a groin-muscle injury in Sunday''s second ODI match at Centurion.
"Jacques hasn''t come through quite for Friday so he''s going to be missing out," Fox Sports quoted captain Graeme Smith, as saying.
"Roelof (van der Merwe) is going to be missing out and Vaughan Van Jaarsveld and Wayne Parnell."
Cape Town (South Africa), Mar. 19 : Australia have made clear their intentions to push hard for a 3-0 sweep of their Test series against South Africa by suggesting that stand-in Proteas skipper Jacques Kallis has "enough on his plate".
Kallis quit as vice-captain in 2007 after being left out of Proteas'' squad for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup.
The 33-year-old is the only South African in Test cricket''s 10,000-run club and has also taken 258 wickets at 30.88 in 130 matches, as well as being one of the game''s finest slips fielders.
Durban, Mar. 12: South African selectors have dumped Ashwell Prince as captain only a day after announcing that the team''s regular vice-captain would lead the side in the absence of injured skipper Graeme Smith.
Smith will miss next week''s third Test against Australia because of a fractured little finger and Prince, who had been unable to win a place in the side for the first two Tests, had been recalled on Tuesday in a 12-man squad for Cape Town.
Chairman of selectors Mike Procter had said Prince, whose place in the Test side for the home series against Australia had been taken by J P Duminy at No. 5, would return as an opening batsman and skipper.