South Africa have given the clearest indication yet that Jacques Kallis will form part of their World Twenty20 plans by resting him for the ODI series against England.
Kallis has not played T20I cricket for South Africa since the 2010 World Twenty20, apart from a one-off game against India in his honour in March, but was named in a 30-man provisional squad for Sri Lanka last week.
His place in the 15-man party for the five-match ODI series with England will be taken by the uncapped allrounder Dean Elgar.
He was named in South Africa's squad to face Sri Lanka in January, before torn knee ligaments prevented him from making an international debut.
South Africa will name their squad for the Twenty20 international series against England, as well as the World Twenty20, in August.