Kallis and his South Africa teammates need to only avoid defeat in the third Test to clinch the series and knock England off their world No 1 perch. That task looks a little easier in the absence of Pietersen, who lit up Headingley with a man-of-the-match century only to be dropped for this final match of three following a fallout with his employers at the England and Wales Cricket Board.
“I’m sure they’ll sort it out,” he said. “He’s too good a player to stay out of the international scene. I’ve no doubts they’ll come to an agreement, and something will be sorted out.”
“He’s a world-class player... England losing him is a big loss for them. I think they’re going to miss his experience, for sure.”
Even so, Kallis and his fellow tourists are readying themselves once again to face tough and talented opponents.