Johannesburg, July 8: Sachin Tendulkar is set to play his landmark 200th Test in Cape Town on January 2, 2014 against South Africa as India's tour schedule was announced on Monday by Cricket South Africa (CSA).
India's tour to South Africa will begin with a Twenty20 tour game on November 18 this year. India will play 2 T20 Internationals, 7 One Day Internationals and 3 Tests.
The first Test of the series 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.
"It promises to be a wonderful summer of hotly contested international cricket. India are the current undisputed champions of 50 overs cricket and it was not that long ago that they briefly held the No. 1 ranking in Test cricket as well. The Indian players have always been very popular in South Africa and their maestro, Sachin Tendulkar, has currently played 198 Test matches. It would be wonderful for his 200th Test match to be in front of a packed New Year's crowd at Sahara Park Newlands," CSA Acting CEO Naasei Appiah said.
"The last time he played a Test match there his battle with Dale Steyn thrilled a global audience," he added.
The second Test is in Cape Town from January 2, 2014 and third and final Test in Johannesburg from January 15.
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