We still have a chance: Kallis

May 07, 2013, 11:05 IST | Parth MN

Kolkata Knight Riders' chances of qualifying for the Indian Premier League play-offs look slim. But ace all-rounder Jacques Kallis is upbeat about their chances in the Top Four

“We need to win four out of five games. Last time around, we won six games in a row, so there is no reason why we cannot do it again,” said the South African star on the sidelines of an event organised by Advance Hair Studio yesterday.

The defending champions, who have four wins from 11 matches, take on Mumbai Indians in a crucial tie today at the Wankhede Stadium.

Veteran Kallis (37) made his intentions clear about playing the 2015 World Cup. “My goal is to play the next World Cup. Keeping that in mind, I decided to opt out of the Champions Trophy. I have not had a break for a long time now and this is the right time for it,” said Kallis, who was reluctant to make any predictions for the prestigious tournament.

He also backed KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir to stage a comeback into the Indian team as well. “He is a world-class player. He will be back in the Indian team,” he said.  

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