Cricket: World Cup and Ashes hero Ben Stokes backed to emulate Jacques Kallis


England star Ben Stokes has been backed to emulate Jacques Kallis (Image: Getty)

Moeen Ali charges Jacques Kallis as the best all-rounder in historical past however says his England team-mate Ben Stokes is able to emulating the South Africa legend.

Kallis amassed over 25,000 runs and 577 wickets in a unprecedented worldwide profession that spanned nearly twenty years.

The South African, who scored 62 centuries for his nation, is broadly thought of among the finest all-rounders within the historical past of the sport.

England star Stokes is rated as the perfect all-rounder at present taking part in, together with his tally of seven,000 runs and 231 wickets already placing his alongside the nation’s nice gamers.

South Africa legend Kallis (Image: Getty)

Final summer season, Stokes’ heroics helped England win their first males’s 50-over World Cup and deny Australia victory within the Ashes.

Requested throughout a Guardian Q&A who he charges as the higher all-rounder out of Kallis and Stokes, Moeen mentioned: ‘It’s a troublesome one.

‘You’d in all probability must go Kallis because it stands as a result of his physique of labor is a lot greater: extra runs, wickets, catches and many others.

‘But when Stokesy carries on like he’s he’ll change into one of many biggest gamers to ever play the sport. Little doubt.’

England all-rounder Moeen Ali (Image: Getty)

Stokes has been tipped to ascertain himself as England’s greatest-ever all-rounder however former caption Nasser Hussain believes that, in the intervening time no less than, Sir Ian Botham remains to be out in entrance.

He instructed MailSport: ‘Ian Botham is the best cricketer to have performed for England.

‘Ben Stokes might find yourself taking up by the top of his profession if he carries on the way in which he has achieved however Beefy is No 1 for the extraordinary issues he did.’

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Extra: Cricket

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