Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis. (Photograph by MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Photos)

Former South African stalwart and cricketing nice Jacques Kallis has insisted on the significance of getting world-class all-rounders within the squad, hailing Hardik Pandya and Ben Stokes as two of the most effective within the enterprise. The Protean feels that the mercurial duo can have an enormous say within the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.

Jacques Kallis, who’s considered one of many all-time greats on account of his distinctive all-around contributions to the sport all through his profession, opined that Hardik Pandya and Ben Stokes belong to a uncommon breed of gamers who must be taken care of. Kallis believes that each Pandya and Stokes can have an enormous say on their respective workforce’s fortunes within the upcoming ICC mega occasion.

“These two (Hardik Pandya and Ben Stokes) are world-class all-rounders. All-rounders are one thing you should take care of; they do not come round usually. I’m positive each of them will play an enormous function of their respective groups. It will likely be an excellent battle between each of them,” Kallis mentioned in an interview with NDTV.

‘India and South Africa can be the groups to be careful for within the T20 World Cup’: Kallis

Two of essentially the most thrilling sides in white ball cricket, India and South Africa, are at the moment engaged in a three-match T20I collection earlier than heading to Australia for the worldwide occasion. The previous South African all-rounder feels that though the situations can be completely different Down Below, the continuing collection can be very important for his or her probabilities within the World Cup. He was hopeful concerning the probabilities of his countrymen within the event, backing the underfire Protean skipper Temba Bavuma.

“I believe each India and South Africa can be up there by way of groups to be careful for within the T20 World Cup. It will likely be an vital collection in India now between these two groups although the situations can be completely different. I believe these two groups can be up there, in World Cup, you want the luck to go your manner and stuff like that. Hopefully, particularly from South Africa’s viewpoint, will probably be an excellent World Cup for us.”

“I believe the workforce will again him. The coach has come out saying they are going to again him. And it’s a completely completely different competitors, his focus needs to be completely on the World Cup. Crucial factor for him needs to be to deal with the World Cup,” added Kallis.