Cricket News: Callis Calls an End to Test Career

Jacques Kallis is set to retire from Test and first-class cricket following the Second Test between South Africa and India in Durban.

The match is scheduled to conclude on Sunday, which will mark, the 38-year old’s 166th Test for his country.
The series is still all-square following a draw in the First Test. The hosts fell just eight runs short of a world-record run chase when they finished on 450-7 on the final day in Johannesburg.

Kallis has scored over 11,000 runs in both Test and one-day cricket so far, as well as taking 250 wickets in both forms of the game.

He currently averages 55.12 and has two more opportunities to improve on that in his innings’ against the perennial favourites in the cricket betting odds, India.

He is South Africa’s leading Test runscorer and the fourth highest in Test history behind Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Rahul Dravid. He also sits prominently in the Test catches list in second place with 199, only Dravid is ahead of him.

The all-rounder, a favourite of cricket betting fans, made his Test debut in 1995 against England and since then has made 44 centuries and 58 half-centuries.

Kallis has also picked up a number of individual honours over the years. In 2005 he was voted both the ICC Test Player of the Year and the ICC Player of the Year, while in 2008 Wisden he was named the Leading Cricketer in the World.

The South African has indicated he is still available for one-day internationals for his country. He is hoping to be selected for the World Cup in 2015. He is also likely to still play in the IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders, in which he signed for in 2011.
South Africa will now be without their all-rounder for the visit of Australia in February.




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Callis calls an end to Test Career