Kallis may miss second ODI
South Africa might be without star allrounder Jacques Kallis on Wednesday at St. George's Park in the second ODI against the West Indies.Updated: Jan 28, 2004 03:24 IST
South Africa might be without star allrounder Jacques Kallis on Wednesday at St. George's Park in the second one-day international against the West Indies.
Kallis, who hit an unbeaten 109 in South Africa's record 209-run win in the first one-dayer in Cape Town at the weekend, missed training because of an unspecified illness on Tuesday as the home team prepared for the second match.
However, captain Graeme Smith said Kallis will play at St George's.
"Jacques went to the doctor and he's been given some medicine," said Smith. "He'll be able to put his feet up and he'll be okay for tomorrow's game."
Kallis has been South Africa's No. 1 scorer against the West Indies after making four consecutive test centuries against the tourists in the four-match test series.
The West Indies suffered its heaviest one-day defeat on Sunday after it was bowled out for 54 runs.
"We came into the match thinking we had our best 11," captain Brian Lara said after the match, "and seven hours later, we were devastated."
He said the defeated lineup should be given a chance to redeem itself.
"It would be bad thinking to make major changes. The defeat was one of those things that can happen in cricket." South African stars of the match included Jacques Rudolph with an undefeated 61, and Lance Klusener, who made an impressive comeback taking 3-9.
South Africa: Graeme Smith (captain), Mark Boucher, Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Lance Klusener, Albie Morkel, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Robin Peterson, Shaun Pollock, Ashwell Prince, Jacques Rudolph, Morne van Wyk.
West Indies: Brian Lara (captain), Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ridley Jacobs, Fidel Edwards, Corey Collymore, Mervyn Dillon, Ravi Rampaul, Dwayne Smith, Ryan Hurley, Ian Bradshaw, Ricardo Powell, Kurt Wilkinson.
Umpires: Aleem Dar, Pakistan and Brian Jerling, South Africa.
TV umpire: Ian Howell, South Africa.
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle, Sri Lanka.
First Published: Jan 27, 2004 23:20 IST