Indian Premier League Will Keep me in Shape for 2015 World Cup, Says Jacques Kallis

South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis said Indian Premier League is a good platform to keep him in shape and prepare for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

updated: August 18, 2014 15:50 IST
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Kolkata: Veteran South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who retired from the Test format, has set the Indian Premier League as his launch pad for his mission World Cup 2015.

"The Indian Premier League is certainly a good platform to keep me in shape and prepare for next year's World Cup," Kallis -- the Kolkata Knight Riders star -- told reporters on the sidelines of a promotional programme here on Wednesday. (Also read: KKR Opener Uthappa as good as Viru, Hussey)

At a time when most top cricketers prefer to leave the limited-overs version in order to prolong their Test career, Kallis did the opposite when he retired from the longest format post the Durban match against India in the Boxing Day Test last year.

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