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Jacques Kallis
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Personal information
Full name Jacques Henry Kallis
Born 16 October 1975 (1975-10-16) (age 41)
Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa
Nickname Jakes, Woogie, Kalahari
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast-medium
Role All rounder
International information
National side South Africa
Test debut (cap 262) 14 December 1995 v England
Last Test 26 December 2013 v India
ODI debut (cap 38) 9 January 1996 v England
Last ODI 8 December 2013 v India
ODI shirt no. 3
Domestic team information
Years Team
1993– Western Province / Cape Cobras
1997 Middlesex
1999 Glamorgan
2008–2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2011– Kolkata Knight Riders
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 166 325 257 421
Runs scored 13,289 11,574 19,695 14,840
Batting average 55.37 45.13 54.10 43.90
100s/50s 45/58 17/86 62/97 23/109
Top score 224 139 224 155*
Balls bowled 20,232 10,750 29,033 13,673
Wickets 292 273 427 351
Bowling average 32.65 31.79 31.69 30.68
5 wickets in innings 5 2 8 3
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/54 5/30 6/54 5/30
Catches/stumpings 200/– 129/– 264/– 160/–
Source: Cricinfo, 30 December 2013

Jacques Henry Kallis (born 16 October 1975) is a South African cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest of the game's all-rounders. As of 2013 he was the only cricketer in the history of the game to score more than 11,000 runs and take 250 wickets in both one-day and Test match cricket.

Kallis played 166 Test matches and had a batting average of over 55 runs per innings. From October to December 2007 he scored five centuries in four Test Matches; with his century in the second innings of the third test against India in January 2011, his 40th in all, he moved past Ricky Ponting to become the second-highest scorer of Test centuries, behind only Sachin Tendulkar's 51.

Kallis was named Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2008 Wisden for his performances in 2007 in addition to being the "ICC Test Player of the Year" and ICC Player of the Year in 2005. He has been described by Kevin Pietersen and Daryll Cullinan as the greatest cricketer to play the game, and along with Walter Hammond and Sir Garry Sobers is one of the few Test all-rounders whose Test batting average is over 50 and exceeds his Test bowling average by 20 or more.

Kallis became the fourth player and first South African to score 13,000 Test runs on an eventful opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on 2 January 2013. Kallis, who had also taken 292 Test wickets, lies third behind Indian player Sachin Tendulkar (15,921) and Australian Ricky Ponting (13,378) on the list of all-time run scorers in test cricket. He was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year in 2013. He retired from Test and first-class cricket after playing in the second Test against India at Durban in December 2013; Kallis scored his 45th Test hundred in this match, making him one of the few batsmen to score a century in his final Test.

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Batsmen with a Test batting average above 50 vte
Australia Donald Bradman (99.94) • Greg Chappell (53.86) • Michael Clarke (52.96) • Ricky Ponting (51.85) • Jack Ryder (51.62) • Michael Hussey (51.52) • Steve Waugh (51.06) • Matthew Hayden (50.73) • Allan Border (50.56)
England Herbert Sutcliffe (60.73) • Eddie Paynter (59.23) • Ken Barrington (58.67) • Wally Hammond (58.45) • Jack Hobbs (56.94) • Len Hutton (56.67) • Ernest Tyldesley (55.00) • Denis Compton (50.06)
India Cheteshwar Pujara (65.55) • Sachin Tendulkar (53.78) • Vinod Kambli (54.20) • Rahul Dravid (52.31) • Sunil Gavaskar (51.12)
Pakistan Javed Miandad (52.57) • Mohammad Yousuf (52.29) • Younus Khan (50.74)
South Africa Graeme Pollock (60.97) • Jacques Kallis (56.10) • Dudley Nourse (53.81) • Hashim Amla (52.11) • AB de Villiers (50.50)
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara (55.80)
West Indies * George Headley (60.83) • Everton Weekes (58.61) • Garfield Sobers (57.78) • Clyde Walcott (56.68) • Charlie Davis (54.20) • Brian Lara (53.17) • Shivnarine Chanderpaul (51.67) • Viv Richards (50.23)
Zimbabwe Andy Flower (51.54)


Batsmen with a ODI batting average above 40 vte
Australia George Bailey (54.96) • Michael Bevan (53.58) • Michael Hussey (48.15) • Adam Voges (45.78) • Michael Clarke (45.12) • Dean Jones (44.61) • Matthew Hayden (43.80) • Ricky Ponting (42.03) • Shane Watson (41.71) • Callum Ferguson (41.43) • Damien Martyn (40.80) • Greg Chappell (40.18)
Bangladesh Nasir Hossain (42.88)
England Jonathan Trott (51.25) • Kevin Pietersen (40.73) • Nick Knight (40.41) • Chris Broad (40.02)
India Mahendra Singh Dhoni (52.43) • Virat Kohli (51.77) • Shikhar Dhawan (46.08) • Sachin Tendulkar (44.83) • Sourav Ganguly (41.02)
New Zealand Glenn Turner (47.00)
Pakistan Zaheer Abbas (47.62) • Misbah-ul-Haq (45.13) • Mohammad Yousuf (41.71) • Javed Miandad (41.70)
South Africa Hashim Amla (54.85) • AB de Villiers (48.50) • Jacques Kallis (45.26) • Boeta Dippenaar (42.23) • Lance Klusener (41.10) • Gary Kirsten (40.95)
West Indies Viv Richards (47.00) • Gordon Greenidge (45.03) • Ramnaresh Sarwan (42.67) • Shivnarine Chanderpaul (41.60) • Desmond Haynes (41.37) • Brian Lara (40.48)
The Netherlands Ryan ten Doeschate (67.00)

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