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Jacques Kallis

December 11, 2011

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis



JACQUES KALLIS, born on October 16, 1975 in Cape Town, is a South Africa cricketer. He is a formidable all rounder: a great right-handed batsman and fast –medium swing bowler.
Kallis is the only cricketer in the history of all game hold more than 10,000 runs and 250 wickets in both One Day Internationals and Test matches. He 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.
Kallis attended and played cricket for South Africa’s Wynberg Boy’s High School. As a teenager, he also played for Old Edwardians, where the coaching staff saw potential in him. Later in his first season he was picked for South Africa’s under-21 team as a 12th man.
In 2005, he set the record for the fastest half-century in Test history, scoring 50 against Zimbabwe off only 24 balls. The same year proved very rewarding for him as 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. Kallis also won the ICC Test Player of the Year in that year.

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