Proteas in Australia
Batting-only role for Kallis
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.