January 2, 2018 / 1:15 PM / 15 days ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-South Africa v India test series

CAPE TOWN, Jan 2 (Reuters) - A three-test series between South Africa and India begins at Newlands on Friday. Here are facts about the series:

Schedule (times GMT):

First test Jan 5-9 (0830) Newlands, Cape Town

Second test Jan 13-17 (0800) Centurion, Pretoria

Third test Jan 24-28 (0800) Wanderers, Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA

Test ranking: Second

Captain: Faf du Plessis

Coach: Ottis Gibson

Top ranked test batsman: Hashim Amla (7)

Top ranked test bowler: Kagiso Rabada (2)

Squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn

2017 form Sri Lanka Cape Town Won by 282 runs Sri Lanka Johannesburg Won by an innings and 118 runs New Zealand Dunedin Match drawn New Zealand Wellington Won by eight wickets New Zealand Hamilton Match drawn England Lord’s Lost by 211 runs England Nottingham Won by 340 runs England The Oval Lost by 239 runs England Manchester Lost by 177 runs Bangladesh Potchefstroom Won by 333 runs Bangladesh Bloemfontein Won by an innings and 254 runs Zimbabwe Port Elizabeth Won by an innings and 120 runs

INDIA

Test ranking: First

Captain: Virat Kohli

Coach: Ravi Shastri

Top ranked test batsman: Kohli (2)

Top ranked test bowler: Ravindra Jadeja (3)

Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Parthiv Patel, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Murali Vija, Umesh Yadav

2017 form Bangladesh Hyderabad Won by 208 runs Australia Pune Lost by 333 runs Australia Bengaluru Won by 75 runs Australia Ranchi Match drawn Australia Dharamsala Won by eight wickets Sri Lanka Galle Won by 304 runs Sri Lanka Colombo Won by an innings and 53 runs Sri Lanka Pallekele Won by an innings and 171 runs Sri Lanka Kolkata Match drawn Sri Lanka Nagpur Won by an innings and 239 runs Sri Lanka Delhi Match drawn

PREVIOUS RESULTS

South Africa v India tests

Matches 33

South Africa wins 13

India wins 10

Draws 10

PREVIOUS SERIES 1992/3 South Africa beat India 1-0 (three draws) 1996/97 India beat South Africa 2-1 1996/97 South Africa beat India 2-0 (one draw) 1999/00 India lost to South Africa 0-2 2001/02 South Africa beat India 1-0 (one draw) 2004/05 India beat South Africa 1-0 (one draw) 2006/07 South Africa beat India 2-1 2007/08 India and South Africa drew 1-1 (one draw) 2009/10 India and South Africa drew 1-1 2010/11 South Africa and India drew 1-1 (one draw) 2013/14 South Africa beat India 1-0 (one draw) 2015/16 India beat South Africa 3-0 (one draw). (Compiled by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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