India and South Africa will come against each other for the third match of the T20I series on October 4, 2022. In the recently played matches, India has a lead of 2 wins and will be looking for a 3-feat win. In the previous match, David Miller remained unbeaten at a score of 106 while team India defended the match with 237 runs.
India swiftly triumphed over South Africa in a T20 bilateral series which happened for the first time on that ground. From here, India will be eyeing to whitewash South Africa.
For the upcoming match, India has rested their top two players, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, and there are chances that Shreyas Iyer will be walking in the playing XI.
Both teams have had a history of scoring 450 runs. The bowling figures of both the teams must not be compared, but Anrich Nortje has constantly been struggling to get his rhythm which may or may not bring a consolidated win for South Africa.
On the upside, South Africa got a turnaround in the batting in Trivandrum. With a brilliant 2nd T20I hundred from David Miller and 69 from Quinton de Kock in the game fest in Guwahati.
However, their team’s current form of Temba Bavuma and Rilee Rossouw is a point of concern. This pair’s difficulty in getting off a significant mark may encourage India to get a 3-feet win, and Rilee Rossouw may make a path for one of the two batters before the commencement of the T20 World Cup.
Recent Records of Ind vs. SA
In the second match against South Africa, India got the lead in the match with 16 runs. In that match, the men in blue were on fire and made 237 runs in 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav was in-form and proved one of the most successful batters from team India, smashing 61 runs in 22 balls with a strike rate of 277. He hit five boundaries and huge sixes during his playing innings and contributed enough to his team.
From the India squad, the top order batter, KL Rahul, was also outstanding with his bat, scoring 57 runs in 28 balls, including five boundaries and four impressive sixes.
Venue of the Match – Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Expectations from the match
The match will be conducted on a beautiful evening with a partly cloudy night. Moreover, the pitch will be on the side of the batters, and for the toss-winning team, chasing might be the preferred choice.
Update About Team India
From the team, Rishabh Pant or Suryakumar Yadav can get a chance to play with Rohit Sharma in the match. Iyer would get some play time in this match, ahead of the ODI leg of this white-ball series and whether Siraj or Umesh will secure their spot in the playing XI.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Mohammad Siraj/Umesh Yadav
Update About South Africa
After spending the first two games on the bench, any in-form pair of Heinrich Klaasen or Reeza Hendricks may have the chance of getting a look-in.
Probable XI: Temba Bavuma (Captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks/Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje/Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi
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