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South Africa v India, 1st Test, Centurion

IPL, CLT20 experience won't help India - van Zyl

Corrie van Zyl does not think experience in Twenty20 events like the IPL or the Champions League will help Indian players handle the conditions in South Africa during their three-Test series which starts on Thursday

South Africa news

South Africa hope for lively home pitches

South African's drawn Test series against Pakistan on placid pitches in the United Arab Emirates left their bowlers craving livelier surfaces. Their cravings for responsive tracks are set to be soothed soon

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

We hope the pitch will deteriorate - van Zyl

South Africa coach Corrie van Zyl has admitted bowling Pakistan out twice will be "hard work" but hopes the pitch will deteriorate over the next two days to give his team a good shot at a series win