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Dec 04, 2013 at 09:35am IST

Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis declared fit for 1st ODI against India

Johannesburg: Fast bowler Dale Steyn and allrounder Jacques Kallis have recovered from minor injuries to be available for selection for South Africa's first one-day international against India at the Wanderers on Thursday.

Cricket South Africa says Steyn is fit again after a side strain and Kallis' sprained finger has also healed. CSA says the pair rejoined the squad on Tuesday ahead of the first of three ODI games against India, the top-ranked team and world champion in the 50-over format.

South Africa coach Russell Domingo says the three games against India are "a big gauge for us ... we need to see where we are going."

Steyn, Kallis declared fit for 1st ODI against India

File photo of South Africa players Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn during training. (Getty Images)

South Africa have lost two of their last three ODI series, including a historic first defeat by Pakistan. India have won six ODI trophies on the trot.

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