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FACTBOX-Cricket-India v South Africa test series
November 3, 2015 / 7:02 AM / in 2 years

FACTBOX-Cricket-India v South Africa test series

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Factbox on the four-test series between India and South Africa, which begins at Mohali on Thursday:

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Schedule:

First test Nov. 5-9 (0400 GMT) Mohali

Second test Nov. 14-18 (0400 GMT) Bengaluru

Third test Nov. 25-29 (0400 GMT) Nagpur

Fourth test Dec. 3-7 (0400 GMT) Delhi

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INDIA

World ranking: Fifth

Captain: Virat Kohli

Top ranked test batsman: Kohli (13)

Top ranked test bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin (8)

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2015 form (opponent/venue/date/result):

Sri Lanka Colombo Aug. 28-Sept. 1 Won by 117 runs

Sri Lanka Colombo Aug. 20-24 Won by 278 runs

Sri Lanka Galle Aug. 12-15 Lost by 63 runs

Bangladesh Fatullah Jun. 10-14 Match drawn

Australia Sydney Jan. 6-10 Match drawn

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Squad (first two tests): Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Ishant Sharma

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South Africa

World ranking: First

Captain: Hashim Amla

Top ranked test batsman: AB de Villiers (3)

Top ranked test bowler: Dale Steyn (1)

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2015 form (opponent/venue/date/result):

Bangladesh Dhaka July 30-Aug. 3 Match drawn

Bangladesh Chittagong July 21-25 Match drawn

West Indies Cape Town Jan. 2-6 Won by eight wickets

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Squad: Hashim Amla (captain), AB de Villiers, Temba Bavuma, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Simon Harmer, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Vilas

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PREVIOUS RESULTS

India v South Africa tests

Matches: 29

India wins: 7

South Africa wins: 13

Draws: 9

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South Africa’s record in India (year/number of tests/result)

1996-97 3 Lost 2-1

1999-00 2 Won 2-0

2004-05 2 Lost 1-0

2007-08 3 Drawn 1-1

2009-10 2 Drawn 1-1 (Compiled by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Patrick Johnston)

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