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Coach Russell Domingo lauded the composition of the Test squad, after South Africa went unchanged for this month's two-match series against India.

Coach Russell Domingo lauded the composition of the Test squad, after South Africa went unchanged for this month's two-match series against India.

Outdone in Abu Dhabi before enjoying a prompt turnaround in Dubai, the Proteas concluded October with a one-all series draw against Pakistan.

Two months later, the South Africans will face a staunch challenge by opposition a mere one position inferior in the International Cricket Council's Test rankings.

"We hadn't played a Test match before the UAE for about six months, so after just having two games there, it's very difficult to make too many changes," said Domingo.

"The Test side is pretty easy select – it has been performing well for a long period of time now, so I don't think there's too many surprises or too many tough decisions to make for that group."

Spinner Robin Peterson has been retained, while the young Quinton de Kock was not selected despite scoring consecutive centuries in the ongoing ODI series against the same opposition.

"I'd like to think the side's been successful with the seven batter strategy and I'd probably like to continue that," added Domingo.

"It's still early in my Test tenures to want to make too many wholesale changes to what's worked really well over the last period of time, so as far as I'm concerned, I'd like to continue that way."

The first Test will get underway at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on 18 December. Kingsmead in Durban will host the second and final fixture.

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