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Kallis to captain South Africa in third test
by Cricketarchive Staff Reporter


Player:JH Kallis, AG Prince
Event:Australia in South Africa 2008/09

DateLine: 12th March 2009

 

South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis will captain the side in the third Test against Australia next week.

 

Kallis replaces Ashwell Prince, the official vice-captain, who was recalled to the team after captain Graeme Smith broke his finger in the second Test in Durban. Smith suffered the injury while batting in the first innings of a match South Africa lost by 175 runs to go 2-0 down in the series with one Test left.

 

Cricket South Africa (CSA) said Kallis was taking over as to allow Prince to concentrate on his new position of opening batsman. Prince has represented his country in 47 Tests but never as an opener.


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