Pakistan in SA

Kallis done with ODIs, T20s?

2013-02-21 07:41
Jacques Kallis (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - If Proteas coach Gary Kirsten has his way, then veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis will only play Test cricket in future.

Kallis was on Wednesday again rested when Cricket South Africa (CSA) named the Proteas' ODI and T20 squads for the upcoming limited overs series against Pakistan.

Kirsten told the Beeld website Kallis should only play Tests from now on, with this year's ICC Champions Trophy and the 2015 World Cup possibly the only exceptions.

"Jacques has provided wonderful service for South Africa in all forms of the game over the last 18 to 19 years, and I feel the time has come for him to focus only on Test cricket," said Kirsten.

The 37-year-old Kallis has on a few occasions indicated that he'd like to play in one more World Cup.

"I will have discussions with him to hear if he'd maybe like to play in the World Cup (2015) and this year's Champions Trophy, but we'll get to that later."

The Proteas face Pakistan in the third and final Test in Centurion, starting on Friday. They take an unassailable 2-0 lead into the game.

Proteas' limited overs squads for the upcoming Pakistan series:

ODI squad:

AB de Villiers (Titans, captain), Hashim Amla (Dolphins), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Colin Ingram (Warriors), Rory Kleinveldt (Cape Cobras), Ryan McLaren (Knights), David Miller (Dolphins), Morne Morkel (Titans), Robin Peterson (Cape Cobras), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Graeme Smith (Cape Cobras), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (Dolphins)

T20 squad:

Faf du Plessis (Titans, captain), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Henry Davids (Titans), Quinton de Kock (Highveld Lions), AB de Villiers (Titans), Rory Kleinveldt (Cape Cobras), Ryan McLaren (Knights), David Miller (Dolphins), Chris Morris (Highveld Lions), Justin Ontong (Cape Cobras), Robbie Peterson (Cape Cobras), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (Dolphins)

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