South Africa opts for all-seam attack in opener

Published: Saturday, October 6, 2001, 0:11 [IST]
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Johannesburg: South Africa won the toss and sent India in to bat in a day-night International at the Wanderers on Friday.It is the first match of a triangular tournament in which Kenya is also playing. Key Indian batsmen Saurav Ganguly, the tour captain, and Sachin Tendulkar, were both included in the team after missing a match against South Africa 'A' in Benoni on Wednesday. Ganguly had a bruised right index finger, while Tendulkar was treated for a recurrence of the stress fracture injury to his right foot which kept him out of a recent series against Sri Lanka. South Africa opted for an all-seam attack, leaving left-arm spinner Claude Henderson out of their 12-man squad, while India picked only one specialist slow bowler, leg spinner Anil Kumble. South Africa: Shaun Pollock (captain), Gary Kirsten, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Jonty Rhodes, Neil McKenzie, Lance Klusener, Mark Boucher, Justin Kemp, Andre Nel and Makhaya Ntini. India: Saurav Ganguly (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Shiv Sunder Das, Rahul Dravid, Verendra Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Deep Dasgupta, Anil Kumble, Ajit Agarkar, Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad. Umpires: Brian Jerling and Rudi Koertzen (both South Africa). TV umpire: Barry Lambson (South Africa). Match referee: Ahmed Ebrahim (Zimbabwe).

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