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Sachin Tendulkar looks forward to play his 200th Test in South Africa

Mumbai, July 9 (): According to the schedule of matches for the India tour of South Africa released on Monday by Cricket South Africa (CSA), Sachin Tendulkar is all set to play his landmark 200th Test in Cape Town on January 2, 2014 against South Africa.

India tour of South Africa by the end of this year will start with the visitors playing Twenty20 and 50-over internationals against the hosts before taking them on in a three-Test series.

As per the schedule, on November 18, India will commence their tour with a Twenty20 tour match against a South African Invitation XI at Potchefstroom to gear up for the two-match Twenty20 international series slated for November 21 and 24.

Then, India will play seven ODIs with South Africa, to be held between November 27 and December 15. India have to meet the world’s top-ranked team in three Tests from December 26 this year to January 19, 2014.

The first Test will begin in Durban on December 26, Boxing Day. Tendulkar, who has so far played 198 Tests, will complete 200 if he plays both the first two matches.

Tendulkar, with 198 Tests, has already played in the most number of games in the history of cricket and will become the first ever cricketer to have played in 200 Test matches.

India tour of South Africa schedule

18 November: T20 Tour match, India v SA Invitation XI, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom (Day/Night)

21 November: 1st T20 International, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (Day/Night)

24 November: 2nd T20 International, Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town (Day)

27 November: 1st ODI, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban (Day/Night)

30 November: 2nd ODI, Axxess St. George’s, Port Elizabeth (Day)

3 December: 3rd ODI, Buffalo Park, East London (Day/Night)

6 December: 4th ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion (Day/Night)

8 December: 5th ODI, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (Day)

12 December: 6th ODI, Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein (Day/Night)

15 December: 7th ODI, Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town (Day)

18-19 December: India v SA Invitation XI, Boland Park, Paarl

22-23 December: India v SA Invitation XI, The Oval, Pietermaritzburg

26-30 December: 1st Test match, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban

2-6 January: 2nd Test match, Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town

15-19 January: 3rd Test match, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg