Ind vs SA, 3rd T20I: Preview
The series now evenly poised with both teams winning 1 each, are ready to play a thriller on Saturday. Despite the 2nd match ending in a loss, the Indian Squad looks well ahead than the Proteas with all their batters in good form and bowlers also playing well. On other hand, after a comprehensive win though the Proteas are bit rusty and still look bit shaky in all departments. It will be interesting to see how they will react in the Finale of the series. Talking about the 2nd match it was Pandey and Dhoni who propelled India to 188 runs with hitting half-centuries and a small cameo from Raina helped the Indians. On other side it was Man of the Match Klassen’s fast fifty which ensured a South African win.
Also, read: IPL
Ground and Pitch Report:
The match will be played at Newlands, CapeTown. It will be a 18:00 PM start local time (21:30 IST). The pitch here assists spin more than other pitches in the Rainbow Nation and usually low scores are seen at this ground.
No changes are expected to the African side.
Hendricks, JJ.Smuts, Duminy(C), Klassen(Wk), Miller, Behradein, Morris, Phelukwayo, Jr.Dala, Shamsi, Paterson
Last time the Virat Kohli led side made only 1 change which was a forced one and also 1 change is expected to me made this time too i.e. bringing in Bumrah in-place of Unadkat who despite taking wickets, went too expensive in the second game. Chahal too went for runs but is likely to retain his place on back of a good comeback record after being hit badly and moreover he is said to be Virat Kohli’s go to man in T-20’s.
Rohit, Dhawan, Raina, Virat(C), Dhoni(Wk), Pandey, Pandya, B.Kumar, Bumrah, Shardul, Chahal
Bonus clip: Dhoni loses his cool on Manish Pandey.