Kallis fit for first Test
14 Dec 2009
Jacques Kallis has been declared fit for the Centurion Test starting Wednesday, but is unlikely to bowl.
Kallis has been plagued by a rib injury in the past couple of months, which has badly effected the balance of the South African ODI side as they have had to fill Kallis’ role with two players. His fitness is great news for Mickey Arthur and co, but the all-rounder says it is highly unlikely he will bowl in the first Test.
However, Arthur said Kallis could still play a role with the ball and his bowling fitness will be assessed closer to the start of play.
The South African attack’s ability to regularly claim the 20 wickets required to win Tests has been questioned in the build-up, and this should mean Morne Morkel is selected ahead of Ryan McLaren or Wayne Parnell. Dale Steyn has also been passed fit after a niggling hamstring injury and he should line-up with Makhaya Ntini, Morkel and Paul Harris.