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    South Africa announce Invitation XI squad to take on India

    India will take on South Africa Invitation XI led by Stephen Cook in a two-day warm-up match before the start of the Test series on their tour of South Africa, sport24 reported on Tuesday.

    The warm-up game, which follows a three-match ODI series ending December 11, will be played at the Willowmoore Park on December 14 and 15.

    "As always, these matches against international touring sides offer the opportunities for players to show their worth at a higher level," the SA Invitation XI coach Vincent Barnes was quoted as saying.

    The first Test begins Dcember 18 at Johannesburg while the second will be played at Durban from December 26.

    SA Invitation XI squad:

    Stephen Cook (Highveld Lions, captain), Temba Bavuma (Highveld Lions), Andrew Birch (Warriors), Simon Harmer (Warriors), Beuran Hendricks (Cape Cobras), Reeza Hendricks (Knights), Eddie Leie (Highveld Lions), Chris Morris (Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Knights), Yaseen Vallie (Cape Cobras), Stiaan van Zyl (Cape Cobras), Dane Vilas (Cape Cobras), Hardus Viljoen (Highveld Lions).