South Africa have kept faith in the team that beat Australia in Perth earlier this month in naming a 13-man squad to take on New Zealand in two Tests in January.
The 11 players that won by 309 runs to take a 1-0 series win at the WACA are joined by Jacques Rudolph and Rory Kleinveldt as leg-spinner Imran Tahir is left out.
Jacques Rudolph has been handed a recall to South Africa's Test team after an absence of five years ahead of two matches against Australia.
Uncapped leg-spinner Imran Tahir and all-rounder Vernon Philander have also been named in a 14-man squad for the series, which begins on 9th November.
South Africa have received a potentially serious injury blow after confirming that leg-spinner Imran Tahir has fractured his thumb.
He suffered the undisplaced fracture of his left thumb while taking the catch to dismiss Jonathan Trott during his side's narrow Cricket World Cup defeat to England in Chennai.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have awarded national contracts to batsman Colin Ingram and leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who only made his international debut in the World Cup opener against the West Indies.
They are the two new players in CSA's 20-player list for the 2011-12 season, which can be extended to 22 players should the board choose.
Graeme Smith has said that Pakistan-born South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir is the type of player he has been desperate to captain throughout his time in international cricket.
Tahir, who represented Pakistan A before qualifying as a South African citizen on 31st December last year, was named in South Africa's squad for the upcoming five-match ODI series with India as well as added to the preliminary World Cup squad.
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been added to South Africa's preliminary World Cup squad, Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed.
Tahir qualified to play for South Africa earlier this month and was named in the One-Day International squad which begins a five-match series against India on 12th January in Durban and he has now been added to the squad of players from which CSA will pick its 15-man World Cup squad.
South Africa have called up uncapped all-rounder Francois du Plessis and leg-spinner Imran Tahir for the One-Day International series against India.
Du Plessis comes into the side which will not include experienced batsman Jacques Kallis for at least the first two matches of the five-match series due to a rib injury.
Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir could be in line to make his debut for South Africa in the decisive Cape Town Test against India - which begins on 2nd January - after qualifying to play for the Proteas.
"Imran Tahir, the former Pakistan A team leg-spinner, is now fully eligible to play cricket for South Africa following the decision by the South African government to grant him permanent residency," Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola said.