India in South Africa 2013: An uphill task awaits Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men in Tests

India come into the two-match Test series after being thoroughly trounced by South Africa in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, beating the visitors 2-0.

updated: December 16, 2013 17:31 IST
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The odds seem stacked against India as they prepare to take on world champions South Africa in their first Test series since the retirement of batting icon Sachin Tendulkar.

The first of two Test matches starts at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Wednesday, a ground which should suit South Africa's formidable fast bowling attack.

India have had minimal opportunity to adjust to South Africa's fast, bouncy pitches so far. In the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, their fralities against pace and bounce was clearly exposed.

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