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Kallis relishing fresh start

2nd January 2020, 18:51 by Tom Hill

Former all-rounder Jacques Kallis is hoping he can get South Africa "back to where they belong" in the coming years.

The 44-year-old was appointed as South Africa's batting consultant in December after former team-mate Graeme Smith accepted the role of interim director of cricket.

Kallis is currently working alongside head coach Mark Boucher, and the duo believe they can provide plenty of experience to the next generation.

South Africa ended a five-match losing streak during their 107-run victory over England at Centurion and Kallis is confident he can make a big difference.

He told Sky Sports: "Once he [Graeme Smith] took over and everyone knew we were moving forward all the ex-players wanted to get involved.

"I was the first person to put my hand up and say, 'I'll gladly accept the job and get South African cricket back to where it belongs'. It's a long journey ahead, but it's been a fun start, a great start.

"We are aware there is a lot of work to do but the guys are prepared to put the work in. People saw the players fighting [in the first Test] - the old South African fighting spirit is back.

"Bouchy [Boucher] is big on that - preparing well, knowing your roles. You know you have to be up for the fight in this format of the game."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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