Kallis rested for ODIs

Elgar handed chance to hit high notes for South Africa

Last Updated: 25/07/12 5:05pm

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Jacques Kallis: South Africa all-rounder taking a break ahead of World T20

Jacques Kallis: South Africa all-rounder taking a break ahead of World T20

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South Africa have omitted all-rounder Jacques Kallis from their squad for the one-day series against England.

The 36-year-old, who has played 321 ODIs, is being rested after the Test series ahead of the World Twenty20, with the uncapped Dean Elgar drafted into the 15-man party.

Batting all-rounder Elgar, 25, has played in 85 List A matches and scored 2,593 runs at an average of 39.28 as well as taking 29 wickets with his left-arm spin.

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who played the last of his five ODIs during the 2011 World Cup, has also been called up to the Proteas squad, and there is a recall for all-rounder Ryan McLaren.

"Dean has been in our plans for some time and might well have made his debut last year but for injury," said Cricket South Africa's selection convener Andrew Hudson.

"Imran is a genuine wicket-taking bowler and his selection enables us to explore our options in this area.

"Ryan has just come off some exceptional form for the South Africa A side and the added depth he provides in the seam bowling department will allow us to rotate players if we feel the need arises."

The Proteas play five matches against England in August and September, and the World Twenty20 begins in Sri Lanka on September 18.

South Africa squad: De Villiers (capt), Amla, Duminy, Du Plessis, Elgar, Tahir, McLaren, A Morkel, M Morkel, Ontong, Parnell, Peterson, Smith, Steyn, Tsotsobe

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