Monday, November 2, 2009

Jacques Kallis

Kallis is alone the third amateur in Test history (after Sir Donald Bradman and Mohammad Yousuf) to accomplish a aeon in bristles afterwards matches, accomplished in division 2003/04. In 2005 he set the almanac for the fastest half-century, as abstinent by assurance faced, in Test candid history, scoring 50 adjoin Zimbabwe off alone 24 balls.In 2007 Kallis denticulate 5 centuries in 4 Tests, authoritative him aloof the fourth man afterwards Bradman, Ken Barrington and Matthew Hayden to account 4 centuries in 4 Tests on two altered occasions. That Kallis holds these annal belies his acceptability as a defensive, unadventurous batsman of the ancient type, article Kallis himself is bent to erase.[8] Regardless of style, Kallis has a arresting batting boilerplate in the mid-50s, and is rated as one of the best batsmen in the world. Although still a actual able bowler with over 200 Test wickets, he afflicted mostly with the bat amid 2005-7. As a result, Kallis acquired into added of a batting all-rounder, a role in which he connected because of the actualization of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, and Paul Harris. Kallis is the alone man to account over 10000 runs and to booty over 200 wickets in Test cricket. Sir Garfield Sobers managed over 8,000 runs and 200 wickets by comparison, at actual agnate averages.

In 2005 Kallis was called for the Apple XI aggregation to comedy an Asian XI in a account bout for those afflicted by the tsunami of 2004, forth with agriculturist Shaun Pollock. In the aforementioned year he was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC amateur of the year. The accolade was aggregate with Andrew Flintoff of England, his alone austere adversary as the world's arch all-rounder, afterwards the votes of the academy were tied. Kallis additionally won the ICC Test Amateur of the Year accolade that year

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