India to play one-off T20 International in SA

Mumbai: India are set to take on South Africa in a one-off Twenty20 International on March 30 in Johannesburg to commemorate the 150 years of settlement of Indians in that country, it has been learnt.

"The same squad (Asia Cup squad), with a few changes, will leave for South Africa on the 28th of March to play a one-off T20 International on March 30 to celebrate 150 years of Indian settlement. The invitation from the SA board has been accepted by BCCI," sources said here today.

Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who does not play T20 Internationals, is unlikely to be part of the squad and in his place Karnataka`s Robin Uthappa is expected to get the nod.

The Asia Cup is scheduled between March 11 and 22 and the one-off T20 International in South Africa at the Wanderers ground will be preceding the Indian Premier League T20 competition commencing on April 4.