England will miss KP, says Kallis

Aug 15, 2012, 08:03 IST | PA Sport

Jacques Kallis believes England will miss Kevin Pietersen at Lord's this week, but does not expect them to be without their superstar batsman for long

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.

Jacques Kallis

“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. 

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