Jacques Kallis, the South African allrounder, will miss South Africa's Twenty20 cricket international against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane on Monday.
Kallis, who has been troubled by an elbow injury during the Test series against Australia, will be rested along with Andre Nel, Charl Langeveldt and Justin Kemp, said Mickey Arthur, South Afria's coach.
Nel failed to finish the third Test loss at the Sydney Cricket Ground with a foot problem, while Kemp missed the last two Tests with a shoulder injury. Langeveldt is set to be made 12th man following a heavy workload in the eight-wicket Test defeat. Johan Botha, the offspinner, has been included in the team despite being reported by the International Cricket Council for a suspect bowling action during the Sydney Test.
Arthur said all four players would be available for South Africa's one-day VB Series opener against Australia at the Gabba on Sunday. The Twenty20 match is the first full 20-over-a-side international to be played in Australia.
South Africa Graeme Smith (capt), Johan Botha, Mark Boucher (w/k), Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Hall, Garnett Kruger, Shaun Pollock, Ashwell Prince, Jacques Rudolph, Monde Zondeki, Charl Langeveldt (likely 12th man).