Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis hailed Gautam Gambhir as one of the most valuable players in the Indian Premier League. They were part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team which won the 2014 IPL title. Now, Kallis will work as a mentor to the team, while Gambhir continues as the skipper.
Kolkata Knight Riders CEO and Managing Director Venky Mysore said the team management decided to give a shot to K C Cariappa, who fetched a price tag of Rs 2.4 crore at IPL auction, after top players including Jacques Kallis found him extremely talented in one of their training camps.
South Africa`s reputation as cricketing `chokers` has become a dressing room joke, they say, and there has been nothing spluttering about their build-up as they head to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in confident mood.
South African cricket great Jacques Kallis said his Sydney Thunder teammate Gurinder Sandhu, who was drafted into Australia's One-Day International (ODI) squad for the tri-series against England and India, had proven he possessed the skills required to perform at the international level.
Australia captain Steven Smith scored his fourth century Wednesday in the ongoing Test series against India to match compatriot Donald Bradman and South African stalwart Jacques Kallis' record of four hundreds in a series.
The success against India this summer has been outstanding from a team and individual point of view, said Australian skipper Steve Smith, who became only the second batsman to score four successive hundreds in a four-Test series on Wednesday.
South Africa have lost two of the country’s finest ever batsman over the last 12 months, but in AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla they retain world class performers who dug the Proteas out of a spot of trouble on Wednesday.
A sparkling unbeaten stand of 168 between Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers punished a labouring West Indies bowling attack as South Africa went to tea on 225 for three on day one of the opening test at Centurion on Wednesday.