Cricket South Africa's AB de Villiers set for Test landmark in Bangalore

South Africa will play four Tests against India later this year as part of a 72-day tour that could see AB de Villiers reach his 100th cap.

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AB de Villiers could make his 100th Test appearance for South Africa in Bangalore later this year after the schedule for the Proteas' tour to India was announced.

The flamboyant batsman is on the verge of becoming only the seventh South African to reach three figures in Test appearances, joining the likes of Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith.

De Villiers - who made his Test bow in 2004 - is not part of South Africa's five-day squad for their current series in Bangladesh due to the birth of his first child, so the second Test with India in Bangalore looks set to be the scene of his milestone.

It will be an appropriate venue for the 31-year-old, given his association with Royal Challengers Banglaore in the Indian Premier League " he has played for the franchise since 2011.

As well as four Tests, the sides will also go head to head in three Twenty20 clashes and five-one day internationals.

South Africa have only won one Test series in India since their return to world cricket in 1991, a 2-0 triumph in 2000.

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