Kallis to lead South Africa in Smith’s absence

KOLKATA, India — Jacques Kallis will captain South Africa in their three one-day internationals against India after Graeme Smith was ruled out with a finger injury.

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Published: Thu 18 Feb 2010, 9:29 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:31 AM

The Proteas confirmed on Thursday that the all-rounder would stand in for Smith who will return home following South Africa’s innings defeat in the second test, which squared the two-match series.

Kallis last captained his country in 2006, when he again deputized for the injured Smith.

The in-form Hashim Amla, who was named man of the test series after a double century and two hundreds in three innings, will stay on as a batting replacement for Smith in the tourists’ ODI squad.

The one-dayers are scheduled for Jaipur on Sunday, Gwalior on Wednesday and Ahmedabad next Saturday.

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