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Kallis makes World T20 cut

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Jacques Kallis has been selected in South Africa’s 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka and NatWest International T20s with England, having last been a regular for his country in the shortest format two years ago.

The veteran all-rounder’s only T20 appearance for the Proteas since May 2010 came in March’s 11-run Duckworth/Lewis win over India in Johannesburg where he scored 61 at the top of the innings.

Jacques Kallis & Graeme Smith

Jacques Kallis, left, will travel to Sri Lanka as part of South Africa's World T20 squad, but Test captain Graeme Smith has missed out

Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel return to bolster AB de Villiers’ bowling options after they were rested for the triangular series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in June.

There is no place for Test captain Graeme Smith despite his presence in the provisional group of 30.

Paceman Marchant de Lange is absent due to the back injury that ruled him out of the current tour of England, while batsmen Colin Ingram and David Miller have been overlooked.

There is also no place for wicketkeeper Morne van Wyk, meaning de Villiers is certain to take the gloves as well as leading the side.

Selection convener Andrew Hudson said: "We were not able to consider Marchant de Lange through injury but we are confident that our squad will be very competitive and make South Africa proud.

"We have had basically the same squad together for the past year and many of them also produced stand-out performances at the Indian Premier League."

South Africa squad: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Johan Botha, JP Duminy, Francois du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

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