Kallis replaces Prince as SA captain for 3rd Test

Updated: 12 March 2009 10:34 IST

Instead of Ashwell Prince, veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis will lead South Africa in the third Test against Australia, the cricket board said.

Durban:

Instead of Ashwell Prince, veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis will lead South Africa in the third Test against Australia, the cricket board said here.

Cricket South Africa initially named Prince as the stand-in captain in place of its injured regular skipper Graeme Smith.

CSA subsequently issued a fresh statement saying Kallis would lead the side next week when the teams meet at Sahara Park Newlands.

The CSA statement said the decision would help Prince to concentrate on his new position of opening batsman. Kallis had also captained the Proteas in the final Test of the previous Australian tour to South Africa when Smith was injured.

Topics : Cricket South Africa India New Zealand
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