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21 November 201314:35

Kallis returns to Proteas ODI squad

Jacques Kallis played his last ODI against New Zealand in February, 2012.

Kallis returns to Proteas ODI squad - Cricket News

Jacques Kallis returns to the South Africa ODI squad.

Jacques Kallis returns to the South Africa ODI squad for the three-match series against both Pakistan and India taking place in November and December respectively.

Kallis, a veteran of 321 matches in the 50 overs format, played his last ODI against New Zealand in February, 2012.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named a 14-man squad for the series. “The return of Kallis means that Faf du Plessis has to drop out,” commented CSA selection convenor Andrew Hudson.

“As well as Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell have done as emerging all-rounders, it is very welcome news to have Jacques back as our premium all-rounder. There is no substitute for the experience he brings to the game. We have a number of young batting talents in the squad such as Quinton de Kock and David Miller and the more experience they have around them, the better it will be for their development.

“Graeme Smith also returns to the squad after making a complete recovery from his injury.

“We have dropped Robbie Peterson out of the squad as Imran Tahir is in outstanding form and we are unlikely to use more than one specialist spinner in a home series. He will be able to gain valuable time in the middle playing in the Sunfoil Series.”

ODI squad: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Jacques Kallis, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Vernon Philander, Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.