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Statistical analysis of Jacques Kallis’s ODI career

In his 19  years long ODI career Jacques kallis played 328 matches scoring 11,579 runs and picked  up 273 wickets © Getty Images
Jacques Kallis had announced his retirement from Tests in December 2013 at the conclusion of the Test series against India © Getty Images

Jacques Kallis announced his retirement from One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and T20Is to end his International cricket career. Over the years he has emerged as one of the finest all-rounders of the present generation. Bharath Seervi takes a statistical view of his ODI career.

Jacques Kallis has decided to end up his International cricket career by announcing retirement from the shorter formats of the game — ODIs and T20Is. He had retired from Test career at the end of the series against India in December 2013. With his retirement from Test career he was to focus on the shorter formats at least till the ICC World Cup 2015.

Kallis did not have a good ODI series against Sri Lanka; he failed, scoring a duck, one and four. He did not bowl either. He decided to hang up his boots after this poor series. In the previous ODI series against India in South Africa, too, his performance was not attractive: he scored just 10 and 10 in the two ODIs he played in. On the occasion of his exit from the International cricket arena, below is a small statistical analysis on his ODI career.

Jacques Kallis had made his ODI debut on January 9, 1996 against England at Cape Town. In his 19-year long ODI career he played 328 matches scoring 11,579 runs, picking up 273 wickets and holding 131 catches. He averaged 44.36 with bat and 31.79 with ball. The table below lists breaking up of his career into four parts.

Kallis’ ODI career – five year blocks

Period M R Bat Ave 100s 50s Wickets Bowl Ave 3WIs MoMs
1996 to 2000 116 3850 41.84 5 27 102 30.01 9 15
2001 to 2005 112 4104 47.17 8 29 99 33.96 10 9
2006 to 2010 79 3048 49.96 4 24 58 31.70 5 8
2011 to 2014 21 577 27.47 0 6 14 29.71 0 0
Overall 328 11579 44.36 17 86 273 31.79 24 32

Kallis’ ODI batting performance was not up to his mark only in the period of 2011 to 2014 compared to his statistics in the previous years (though his bowling never dipped). Of his 32 Man of the Match awards 15 came in his first five years (of which 14 had come just in three years — 6 in 1998, 3 in 1999 and 5 in 2000).

Kallis’ ODI career – year by year

Year M R Bat Ave 100s 50s Wickets Bowl Ave 3WIs MoMs
1996 14 275 30.55 0 1 4 40.50 1 1
1997 15 519 39.92 0 5 4 74.25 0 6
1998 22 812 45.11 3 2 19 24.47 2 3
1999 26 944 41.04 2 8 29 26.96 4 5
2000 39 1300 44.82 0 11 46 29.47 2 2
2001 19 848 56.53 2 5 20 31.25 1 2
2002 33 1204 44.59 1 10 42 28.33 4 3
2003 17 595 54.09 2 3 14 43.42 2 2
2004 18 770 59.23 3 4 11 39.63 2 0
2005 25 687 32.71 0 7 12 42.00 1 1
2006 14 373 31.08 1 1 17 23.58 2 3
2007 27 987 58.05 1 7 19 35.05 1 1
2008 14 557 55.70 1 5 7 26.14 0 1
2009 12 538 44.83 0 5 4 71.75 0 2
2010 12 593 59.30 1 6 11 27.45 2 0
2011 10 370 37.00 0 4 8 27.12 0 0
2012 4 126 31.50 0 1 3 25.66 0 0
2013 4 76 19.00 0 1 3 40.66 0 0
2014 3 5 1.66 0 0 - - - 0
Overall 328 11579 44.36 17 86 273 31.79 24 32

 

Opposition-wise distribution:

Opposition Matches Runs Avg 100s 50s Best Wickets Avg Best
 Asia XI 2 8 4.00 0 0 4 3 14.00 3/42
 Australia 50 1660 34.58 1 13 104* 34 47.97 3/30
 Bangladesh 7 287 57.40 0 2 69 5 22.00 4/33
 Canada 1 1 1.00 0 0 1 0 - -
 England 38 1054 31.93 1 8 107 25 33.44 3/48
 India 37 1535 61.40 2 11 119* 31 36.22 3/3
 Ireland 3 131 65.50 0 1 66* 3 20.33 2/20
 Kenya 8 360 90.00 0 4 92* 5 34.00 2/27
 Netherlands 3 147 147.00 1 0 128* 2 33.50 2/19
 New Zealand 45 1449 40.25 3 9 111 37 29.62 3/23
 Pakistan 42 1273 42.43 1 11 109* 42 29.64 5/41
 Scotland 1 - - - - - 0 - -
 Sri Lanka 36 1434 46.25 3 10 113* 31 29.74 3/20
 UAE 1 - - - - - 0 - -
 West Indies 40 1666 50.48 4 12 139 42 23.02 5/30
 Zimbabwe 14 574 57.40 1 5 125* 13 27.00 3/47
Overall 328 11579 44.36 17 86 139 273 31.79 5/30

 

Venue-wise distribution:

Venue Matches Runs Best Bat Ave 100s 50s W BBI Bowl Ave
Home 142 5178 139 46.64 6 40 116 5/41 32.61
Away 107 3712 107 40.79 7 29 79 4/22 34.89
Neutral 79 2689 128* 45.57 4 17 78 5/30 27.43
Overall 328 11579 139 44.36 17 86 273 5/30 31.79

Match result-wise distribution:

Result M R Bat Ave 100s 50s HS W Bowl Ave BBI
Won 210 8036 51.18 13 58 139 190 26.47 5/30
Lost 103 3218 33.52 4 24 107 72 46.56 3/20
Tied 5 225 45 0 3 71 6 27.5 3/41
No Result / Abandoned 10 100 33.33 0 1 54 5 26.2 3/8

 

Some statistical notes on Kallis in ODIs

-          Kallis became the youngest South African to score an ODI century when he scored his maiden ODI century of 111 against New Zealand at Perth on January 16, 1998 at an age of 22 years 92 days. He beat Hansie Cronje’s record, who had done the same at 24 years 147 days. Kallis’ record has been broken recently by Quinton de Kock. Kallis is still the second youngest South African to score an ODI century.

-          Kallis had eight scores in nervous-nineties – four out and four not out. He is fifth in the list of most nervous-nineties scores in ODIs behind Sachin Tendulkar (18), Aravinda de Silva (9), Grant Flower (9) and Nathan Astle (9).

-          Kallis has involved in 50 century partnerships in his ODI career. He is one among eight batsmen to have 50 or more century partnerships in ODIs.

-          25440 runs were scored by South Africa batsmen (including Kallis) when Jacques Kallis was at crease. Only Sachin Tendulkar (37464), Ponting (25943) and Sangakkara (26868) have involved in more partnership runs in ODIs.

-          366 wickets fell when Jacques Kallis was batting at crease. He is fourth on the list of players watching most dismissals from other end after Tendulkar (481), Sangakkara (385) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (373).

-          Kallis is only the second player after Sanath Jayasuriya to do a double of 10,000 runs and 250 wickets in his ODI career.

-          Jacques Kallis has achieved the double of 250 runs and 10 wickets in an ODI series/tournament twice in his career (In bilateral ODI series in West Indies in 2000/01 and in VB series in Australia in 2001/02). Viv Richards and Andrew Symonds are the only others to achieve the same in two series/tournaments.

-          Kallis has scored 7774 runs batting at position no.3 in his ODI career. Only Ponting (12622) and Sangakkara (8319) have scored more ODI runs batting at No.3. Kallis’ average of 45.72 batting at no.3 is, however, higher than Ponting or Sangakkara.

-          Kallis’ batting average of 44.36 is second highest among all those who scored 8,500 or more runs. Sachin Tendulkar (44.83) has higher batting average than Kallis.

-          Kallis has received 32 Man of the Match awards in his ODI career of 328 matches. Only Tendulkar (62) and Jayasuriya (48) have got more Man of the Match awards than Kallis in Odis.

Kallis scored 1300 runs in the 2001 with 11 half centuries and no century. It was then the record for highest number of runs in a calendar year in ODIs without a century, but has been overhauled recently by Misbah-ul-Haq in 2013 as he scored 1373 runs with 15 half centuries.

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(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs atwww.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)

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