Monday 9 December 2013 

South Africa Name Unchanged Test Squad

South Africa Test squad
South Africa have named an unchanged squad for the Test series against India
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South Africa have named an unchanged 15-man Test squad for the two-match series against India that begins on 18th December in Johannesburg.

They have retained the same group of players that travelled to the United Arab Emirates and drew 1-1 with Pakistan.

The opening Test is at The Wanderers and the second match follows in Durban from 26th December.

"We were very happy with the performance of the Castle Lager Proteas in the second Test match at Dubai," Cricket South Africa selection convener Andrew Hudson said.

"We see no need to change something that is operating well."

South Africa Test squad: Graeme Smith (captain), AB de Villiers (vice-captain, wicket-keeper), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Imran Tahir, Jacques Kallis, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Thami Tsolekile (wicket-keeper)

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Fixtures & Results

5th December: 1st ODI, Johannesburg
RSA 358-4 beat IND 217 by 141 runs
8th December: 2nd ODI, Durban
RSA 280-6 beat IND 146 by 134 runs
11th December: 3rd ODI, Centurion
RSA 301-8 v IND - no result, rain
18th-22nd December: 1st Test, Johannesburg
IND 280 & 421 drew with RSA 244 & 450-7
26th-30th December: 2nd Test, Durban
RSA 500 & 59-0 beat IND 334 & 223 by 10 wickets