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Johannesburg: South Africa have left out off-spinner Johan Botha, left-arm seamer Wayne Parnell and middle-order batsman JP Duminy from their Test line-up for the first match of the high-profile series against India starting at Centurion on December 16.

Ind tour of SA 2010-11 News: South Africa coach Corrie van Zyl said his team has worked out special strategies to counter the furious batting of swashbuckling India opener Virender Sehwag during the three-match Test series.

Sa vs Ind 1st Test: South Africa have told the groundsman at Supersport Park at Centurion to leave some grass on the pitch to have a bit of bounce for the first Test against India starting on December 16, a report said.

SA vs IND 1st Test at Centurion on Dec 16 News: In what should please the Indians, South African fast bowlers will be denied a green top in the first Test at Centurion as the curator fears that he could be in the line of fire if the visiting bowlers get to exploit it first.

Ind Tour SA 2010-11 Squad: South Africa named inexperienced all-rounder Ryan McLaren in a 15-man squad on Friday for the first Test against India later this month.

It seems unlikely that the South Africa captain Graeme Smith will play in the first Test against India that starts on December 16 in Centurion. Smith aggravated his finger injury that he had sustained in the first ODI against Pakistan in UAE.