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Tour Matches: India continue long, hard road
By Andy Colquhoun in Johannesburg
20 December 1996
CRICKET'S endless Test treadmill deposited India in South Africa
yesterday at the start of a daunting five-month tour for Sachin
Fresh from a 2-1 home series victory over South Africa, India
resume their acquaintance with a three-Test series in the Republic starting in Durban on Boxing Day. They then join a triangular
one-day series with South Africa and Zimbabwe before a five-Test
series in the West Indies.
Tendulkar will rely on six bowlers in the 16-man party with four
seamers and two spinners. India have one three-day match against
Eastern Province, starting tomorrow, before the first Test.
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