England have involved previous South Africa Test all-rounder Jacques Kallis as a batting guide for their two-Exam tour of Sri Lanka that commences on January 14, officials confirmed on Monday.
Kallis, regarded as 1 of the foremost all-rounders to engage in the video game, is a surprise decide on for a part that has been stuffed by Jonathan Trott and Marcus Trescothick in the last 12 months.
The 45-12 months-old scored 13,206 Exam runs at an regular of 55.37 and had an fantastic status for his proficiency in sub-continent problems. He performed a little higher than that in Asia with eight hundreds of years at an typical of 55.62.
At this stage he has not been confirmed for subsequent tour of India in February.
Kallis labored as a batting marketing consultant for South Africa in their 3-1 Check collection reduction to England very last 12 months, but was not retained.
Assistant coach Graham Thorpe has been rested for the Sri Lanka tour, with Paul Collingwood filling the job, even though Jon Lewis (quickly-bowling mentor), Jeetan Patel (spin consultant) and James Foster (wicketkeeping specialist) are also component of head mentor Chris Silverwood’s team.