Kallis to miss Twenty20 clash
South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis will miss tomorrow night's historic Twenty20 cricket international against Australia at the Gabba.
South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis will miss tomorrow night's historic Twenty20 cricket international against Australia at the Gabba here.
Kallis, who has battled an elbow injury all season, has been rested from the Proteas side along with seam duo Andre Nel and Charl Langeveldt and hard-hitting all-rounder Justin Kemp.
Firebrand Nel failed to finish the series-deciding third test loss at the SCG due to a foot problem while Kemp continues to be sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Langeveldt is set to be made 12th man following a heavy workload in the eight-wicket test defeat.
In a youthful side, novice spinner Johan Botha has been included despite being reported for a suspect action at the SCG last week.
Coach Mickey Arthur today insisted all four players would be available for the Proteas one-day tri-series opener against Australia at the Gabba on Sunday.
Arthur said Kallis was certain to play through the entire 12-match preliminary series which also involves Sri Lanka, which kicks off the tournament against the host nation on Friday in Melbourne.
Kallis missed the opening test in Perth due to tennis elbow and required treatment for the injury in the second test. Despite the injury he still managed to finish the series in signature form with scores of 111 and 50 not out at the SCG.
Tomorrow's Twenty20 match is the first full 20-over-a-side international to be played in Australia.
Only one-day squad additions Boetta Dippenaar and Andrew Hall batted in the indoor nets at the Gabba today after Brisbane rain washed out South Africa's scheduled morning session.
South Africa: Graeme Smith (captain), Johan Botha, Mark Boucher, Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Hall, Garnett Kruger, Shaun Pollock, Ashwell Prince, Jacques Rudolph, Monde Zondeki, Charl Langeveldt (likely 12th man).