Cape Town: South Africa has included injured allrounder Jacques Kallis and Pakistan-born spin bowler Imran Tahir in their 15-man squad for next month's World Cup in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Team manager Mohammed Moosajee said on Tuesday he is confident Kallis will recover from his side strain in time for the tournament, which begins on Feb. 19.
Kallis was ruled out of the ongoing one-day series with India to undergo rehabilitation.
Uncapped legspinner Tahir is picked after qualifying for South Africa, as is batsman Faf du Plessis, who played his first international game on Tuesday.
Robin Peterson earns a place as a third spinner alongside Tahir and Johan Botha while Morne van Wyk is backup wicketkeeper to AB de Villiers. Veteran 'keeper Mark Boucher misses out.
Graeme Smith will captain South Africa for the final tournament, having said he will step down as one-day skipper after the World Cup.
South Africa 15 men Squad for Cricket world Cup 2011: Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne van Wyk.