SYDNEY: South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis is in doubt for this month's limited-overs tri-series after aggravating an elbow injury while scoring a century in the third Test against Australia.

Kallis will undergo a fitness test later in the week, South Africa chairman of selectors Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.

"Jacques Kallis, whose left elbow injury has flared up again, will be assessed over the next few days," Lorgat said. "A decision on his fitness for the one-day series will then be made."

A.B. de Villiers is on standby should Kallis be ruled out.

South Africa faces World Cup champion Australia and Sri Lanka in the series, which starts from January 13 in Melbourne. Left-arm orthodox spinner Nicky Boje, who was replaced in the Test team by rookie Johan Botha, has been left off the limited-overs squad. "Johan showed promise in India and we are bold enough to give him another opportunity," Lorgat said.

The squad: Graeme Smith (capt.), Jacques Kallis, Johan Botha, Mark Boucher, Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Hall, Justin Kemp, Garnett Kruger, Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel, Shaun Pollock, Ashwell Prince, Jacques Rudolph, Monde Zondeki. - AP

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