Kallis, an accomplished all-rounder who scored 19,695 first-class runs and took 427 wickets overall in an illustrious career across all three formats, was a key part of the team's victorious campaign last year. Now he, along with head coach, Simon Helmot, will lead the charge as defending champions.
Kallis has a long-standing association with the Knight Riders family. He played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) from 2011 to 2014 and played a big role in helping KKR win two IPL championships in 2012 and 2014.
He then became part of the coaching set-up of the team, before taking over the mantle of Head Coach of KKR this year.