Kallis joins T&T Red Steel
CASTRIES, St Lucia, (CMC):
South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis will join the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in St Lucia tomorrow ahead of their opening match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Sunday against the Zouks, manager Colin Borde has confirmed.
Borde said the inclusion of other international players, the likes of Cameron Delport and Johan Botha, also from South Africa, and Pakistan's Kamran Akmal, will add strength to the Red Steel.
"I think we have got more experienced players in," Borde said in an interview with the Express.
"With the inclusion of Kallis, Akmal, Delport and Botha, we have now strengthened in terms of flexibility, in terms of the batting orders, and certainly in terms of support for the captain in terms of experience and versatility".
Red Steel have already started preparations for the third instalment of the CPL, which runs from June 20 to July 26.
Borde, who has been with the Red Steel since the inaugural CPL, believes the T&T-based franchise has the right formula for success this season.
"We have four spinners in young Derone Davis, Botha, Samuel Badree, and Sulieman Benn, and we also have Jason Mohammed if needed," he said.
"So we have some flexibility in terms of the batting order, the bowling options, and we have experience, so I think we have the right formula for success".