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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:15:00 GMT | By Star Sports

Kallis set to return for ODIs against India

South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis has been brought back into the ODI side for the series against India, coach Russell Domingo was quoted as saying by sport24.co.za.


Kallis set to return for ODIs against India

“We are scheduled to play 30 ODIs between now and the start of the World Cup and we cannot expect Jacques to play every match. If we were to do that we would limit his longevity and we don’t want that," said Domingo.

“The plan is to bring him back into the ODI squad for the home series against India in November.

“At the moment we have a youthful ODI batting line-up and Jacques brings a maturity that will be invaluable in developing the new generation.”

Kallis had expressed his desire to play in the next World Cup which will be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2015. The all-rounder, who will turn 38 next month, was realistic and said that he will play "season-by-season".

“Playing for my country has always been both a huge honour and a privilege,” commented Kallis.

“It remains my aspiration to be available for the 2015 edition of the Cricket World Cup but, at the same time I know as an all-rounder approaching my 38th birthday, I will need to assess my future in the game season by season.

“At the moment I am feeling mentally and physically refreshed and I am looking forward to carry on playing for my country as long as possible.”

Kallis, one of the greatest all-rounders of the game with 288 Test wickets and 44 Test centuries, opted out of playing in the Champions Trophy held in England.

CSA (Cricket South Africa) CEO Haroon Lorgat remarked, “Jacques is an extraordinary player who appreciates the ODI team building process that is currently under way. His availability is welcomed and CSA will do everything possible to help him achieve his personal ambitions while building a new generation ODI team.”

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