9 Aug 2012

Graeme Smith to miss Twenty20 world cup next month

10:10 pm on 9 August 2012

The South African test captain Graeme Smith will miss next month's Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka after being left out of their 15-man squad.

The 31-year-old last played a T20 international in October 2011, but in July was named in a 30-man provisional squad for the global event.

There was, however, a place in the squad for all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who has played just one T20 international for his country since May 2010.

The World T20 starts in Sri Lanka on September the 18th with South Africa drawn in the same group as the hosts and Zimbabwe.

Squad: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Johan Botha, JP Duminy, Francois du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.