Proteas in Australia

Batting-only role for Kallis

2012-11-29 18:34
Jacques Kallis (AP)
Cape Town - Proteas skipper Graeme Smith says all-rounder Jacques Kallis should be able to play in the third Test against Australia in Perth on Friday.

However, the South African captain confirmed to the EWN website that Kallis won't be able to bowl if selected.

Kallis is struggling with a hamstring injury he picked up in the drawn second Test in Adelaide. Despite being laid low by the injury, he still made valuable batting contributions of 58 and 46 to help his side salvage a draw.

Smith said Kallis is too vital not to play at least some part in the final Test.

“We won’t take that decision lightly. If he’s not fit then we’ll look to someone to play his role but ideally, we’d like to have someone like Jacques Kallis in the game.”

Australia can wrestle the No 1 Test ranking from South Africa if they win the match at the WACA, with the series currently level at 0-0.

Play starts at 04:30 (SA time) on Friday.

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