By Nasser Hussain and David Lloyd and Paul Newman and Lawrence Booth and Richard Gibson
Published: 22:31 GMT, 13 January 2021 | Updated: 00:18 GMT, 14 January 2021
South African icon Jacques Kallis boasts the most extraordinary numbers: 13,829 Test runs, 292 wickets and 23 man of the match awards.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Kallis, the newest member of England's support staff, has every right to be compared with the likes of Sir Garfield Sobers, Lord Ian Botham, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, Sir Richard Hadlee, Wasim Akram and Ben Stokes.
But who is the greatest all-rounder of all time? Sportsmail's experts deliver their verdict.
Jacques Kallis was named man-of-the-match on 23 occasions during his distinguished career
It would be very difficult to argue against Jacques Kallis. One of the greatest batsmen of all time; one of the greatest catchers; someone who could bowl outswingers touching 90mph.
But you could also argue cricket is an entertainment business. The only candidate to challenge him is Garry Sobers.
Many good judges say he was the best batsman they ever saw and he bowled either left-arm medium pace or spin. That's special.
Yes, the game is about runs and wickets but in watchability — the swashbuckling backlift, the six sixes in an over — you would have to say Sir Garfield edges it.
VERDICT: SOBERSDavid Lloyd
Jacques Kallis goes under the radar in terms of greatness but I would put him right