Euro 2012 qual. - Germany ignore Ballack again
Germany, top of Euro 2012 qualifying Group A with full points from four games, host Kazakhstan, who have yet to win a point, on March 26 before entertaining Australia in a friendly game three days later.
Coach Joachim Loew opted not to pick Ballack despite the midfielder's return to full fitness following a shinbone injury earlier in the season.
Ballack, 34, has won 98 caps and scored 42 goals but has not played for Germany since March last year.
Loew has said he will discuss Ballack's international future after the two matches.
He also called up again Mainz's Andre Schuerrle, who won his first cap late last year. Werder Bremen's Tim Wiese returns as the third goalkeeper.
"We want to win against Kazakhstan in order to consolidate our position at the top," Loew said. "We now have various alternatives in many positions and because Andre has played a good and consistent season he is back with us."
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Schalke 04), Rene Adler (Bayer Leverkusen), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen);
Defenders: Arne Friedrich (VfL Wolfsburg), Dennis Aogo (Hamburg SV), Holger Badstuber (Bayern Munich), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Jerome Boateng (Manchester City), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund);
Midfielders: Mario Goetze (Borussia Dortmund), Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund), Mesut Ozil (Real Madrid), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Christian Traesch (VfB Stuttgart), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Andre Schuerrle (Mainz 05)