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Jacques Kallis is a former South African cricketer and the current coach of Kolkata Knight Riders. As a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest players of the game and all-rounders. As of 2016 he was the only cricketer in the history of the game to score more than 10,000 runs and take 250 wickets in both one-day and Test match cricket.

Jacques Kallis
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Personal information
Full name Jacques Henry Kallis
Born (1975-10-16) 16 October 1975 (age 41)
Cape Town, South Africa
Nickname Jakes, Woogie, Kalahari
Height

1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)

School Attended: Wynberg Boys' High School
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast-medium
Role All rounder
International information
National side
Test debut 14 December 1995 v England
Last Test 26 December 2013 v India
ODI debut 9 January 1996 v England
Last ODI 12 July 2014 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 8 (was 4, 3, 6)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1993– Western Province / Cape Cobras
1997 Middlesex
1999 Glamorgan
2008–2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2011–2014 Kolkata Knight Riders
2014-2015 Sydney Thunder
2015 Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 166 328 257 424
Runs scored 13,289 11,579 19,695 14,845
Batting average 55.37 44.36 54.10 43.53
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/– 131/– 264/– 162/–
Source: Cricinfo, 14 February 2016

Jacques Kallis (born 16 October 1975) is a former South African cricketer and the current coach of Kolkata Knight Riders. As a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest players of the game and all-rounders. As of 2016 he was the only cricketer in the history of the game to score more than 10,000 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 Wally 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. He retired from all form of international cricket on 30 July 2014.

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