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Kallis wants to add steel to Bravo's team

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Jacques Kallis in his T&T Red Steel kit.
The T&T Red Steel import Jacques Kallis arrived from Capetown in South Africa and joined the team on Friday evening in St. Lucia ahead of their opening clash of the Hero 2015 CPL clash against Zouks at the Beausejour Stadium in Gos Islet and was an immediate hit with the players.

The legendary South African all rounder says that he wants to make an immediate impact for his team on the field of play.

“I have not played competitive cricket since January. It was been very cold in Capetown, so I have not had the chance to go out on the turf, but the good thing is that I am one player that does not need too much practice to get into groove. Throughout my career I have not had to practice too much before games to get into gear. I am however looking to have a good hit in the nets before the game on Sunday,” he said.

Kallis loves Trinidad and is looking forward to performing for fans across at the Queen’s Park Oval.

“I have always loved Trinidad, we have had some good results with South Africa there and of course we would have been on the other side of the fans. Now I am playing for the fans of Trinidad and I am looking forward to performing well for them.

“What I recall in Trinidad is that it was always a party when we were there, and I am looking forward to getting into that again. I love the T20 format and it is what I am playing these days, so I am focussed on getting in some good performances.

“The Queen’s Park Oval is a very good place to play cricket and I really looking forward to getting together with Dwayne Bravo and the other players. I have played against them and enjoyed looking at the way they play cricket. Now I am with them and it will be a great experience,” he said.

Kallis sees his role with the team as twofold as he wants to assist the young players as well. “I am hoping to get some runs, take some wickets but also to help the young men on the team to develop their confidence and their game. I have played International cricket for quite a while and the experienced gain is sure to be of benefit to some you player.

“I notice that there are young players around the team and this is good, the CPL from what I have seen over the past couple years is a great tournament and it is good for young cricketers. The experience for them will be valuable and I am sure to try my best to make that experience great for them. I will be very willing to assist them with their game, in whatever way I can.”



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