Aug 20, 2013
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis has reiterated his ambition to play the ICC 2015 World Cup thus ending the speculation over his One-day International (ODI) career.
The 37-year-old Kallis has not played ODI cricket for South Africa since February 2012 and made himself unavailable in the recently-concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2013. “Playing for my country has always been both a huge honour and a privilege. It remains my aspiration to be available for the 2015 edition of the World Cup,” Kallis was quoted by Cricket365.com.
Kallis has also agreed the fact that he needs to assess his future in the game season by season. He said that at the moment he is feeling mentally and physically refreshed and he is looking forward to play for South Africa as long as possible.
South African coach Russell Domingo said that his team is scheduled to play 30 ODIs till World Cup 2015. “We cannot expect Jacques to play every match,” said Domingo. According to the coach, Kallis might return for the home series against India.
“At the moment we have a youthful ODI batting line-up and Jacques brings a maturity that will be invaluable in developing the new generation,” explained Domingo.