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One World
March 18, 2008, 08:29 PM
The Indian team was announced for the test series. Looks like they are following some trend here ;). Three Spinners!! No Zaheer or Munaf. Even Sreesanth not sure to participate due to finger injury.

Squad for the first two Tests Wasim Jaffer, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Irfan Pathan, Anil Kumble (capt), Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Sreesanth, RP Singh.
Back-up: Dinesh Karthik

At the other side of the Indian Ocean C Langeveldt pulled himself off from the team after Nel as Saga of RSA cricket based on quota continues.

One World
March 21, 2008, 09:47 AM
Fixture: Cricinfo

South Africa tour of India, 2007/08
<TABLE class=scheduleTable><TBODY><TR><TD class=month colSpan=2>March 2008</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Wed 26 - Sun 30
10:00 local, 04:30 GMT </TD><TD>1st Test - India v South Africa
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
</TD></TR><TR><TD class=month colSpan=2>April 2008</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Thu 3 - Mon 7
10:00 local, 04:30 GMT </TD><TD>2nd Test - India v South Africa
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
</TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Fri 11 - Tue 15
10:00 local, 04:30 GMT </TD><TD>3rd Test - India v South Africa
Green Park, Kanpur
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><!-- START OLD SSI: /navigation/TOURS/2007-08/RSA_IN_IND/FOOTER.html -->

March 21, 2008, 01:14 PM
lets see what could styne do against India

March 21, 2008, 09:56 PM
it will be tough for SA

March 22, 2008, 12:21 AM
SA will find themselves in difficult conditions. But a few things would be different for India from the oz series:

1. Indian pacers, who performed fantastically in Australia, will find themselves on slow pithces yet again. I do not expect a lot from them this series.
2. SA will find the Indian spinners too hot to handle. They are not very good players of quality spin. Kumble, Bhajji and Chawla will make life difficult for them.
3. Indian batting will look even stronger than what it looked like in Australia. Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni will be back to their destructive best.