India faces stern test against South Africa in the post-Tendulkar era

In the absence of Sachin Tendulkar, the flambuoyant Virat Kohli is expected to fill the big spot of the number four batsman in the Indian batting line-up.

updated: December 17, 2013 18:34 IST
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The thrashing in One-Day Internationals behind them, India will be aiming to start the post-Sachin Tendulkar era in Test cricket on a positive note but the task looks daunting as they prepare to go up against the world's number one Test side, South Africa in the two-match series starting in Johannesburg on Wednesday. (India will miss Sachin Tendulkar: Morne Morkel)

Having lost the three-ODI series 2-0, the visitors will be looking to make their first mark on the tour at the Wanderers stadium, in what will be a new era in the annals of Indian cricket as the Indian Test side will play its first game in the post-Tendulkar era.

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