The talented all-rounder will be a welcome return to the SA one-day side.
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis is set to be recalled to the Proteas one-day squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy in June.
Kallis has not been playing ODI cricket in recent times in a bid to be fit for as many Test matches as possible, but at 37 the all-rounder still wants to compete in international tournaments.
The South African has made no secrets about his desire to play in next year’s World Cup and the Champions Trophy would act as a perfect build-up to that.
Kallis is not completely out of touch with short-over cricket as he is currently competing in the IPL with franchise Kolkata Knight Riders – although both the all-rounder and KKR have had a relatively poor year.
As well as the batting and bowling veteran, South Africa will also welcome back injured cricketers JP Duminy and Faf du Plessis to their 15-man squad; which will be announced officially on Thursday.
Duminy has been out of action for six months after rupturing his Achilles tendon in the warm-up before the first Test against Australia last November.
The batsman has been back in the nets over the last week however and the SA coaching staff expect Duminy to be back to full fitness in the very near future.
Du Plessis meanwhile injured his lower back during the Proteas recent ODI series with Pakistan, with the batsman missing the last two 50-over matches for his side.
The Twenty20 captain has joined up with his IPL side Chennai Super Kings since undergoing a six week rehabilitation, but has yet to play a game in the tournament.