Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jacques Kallis rested against England Series

JOHANNESBURG - Jacques Kallis has been omitted from South Africa's ODI squad for the series against England so he can rest before the World Twenty20, C S a said on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old Kallis, a experienced person of 321 ODIs, was replaced in the 15-man squad by new cap Dean Elgar.

The Proteas play 5 matches against England Series and September, and the World Twenty20 begin in Sri Lanka Coming September 18.Elgar, the 25-year-old batting all-rounder, has played in 85 List A matches scored 2,593 runs at an average of 39.28, and has taken 29 wickets with his left-arm spin.

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who played the last of his 5 ODIs during the 2011 World Cup, has also been called up to the squad, and there was a recall for all-rounder Ryan McLaren. Dean has been in plans for some time and might well have made his first appearance last year but for injury, Andrew Hudson, CSA's selection convener, said in a declaration on the governing body's website

Imran is a genuine wicket-taking bowler and his selection enables us to learn our options in this area. Ryan has just come off some excellent form for the South Africa A side and the added depth he provide in the seam bowling department will allow us to rotate players if we feel the need arise.

The 1st match of the England-South Africa limited-overs series is at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on August 24, with the series final at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Sept 5.South Africa will then play 3 T20 internationals against England.
South Africa ODI squad
AB de Villiers (cap) Hashim Amla
JP Duminy Francois du Plessis
Dean Elgar Imran Tahir
Ryan McLaren Albie Morkel
Morne Morkel Justin Ontong
Wayne Parnell Robin Peterson
Graeme Smith Dale Steyn
Lonwabo Tsotsobe

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