It’s the series decider for the Men in Blue and Proteas. Following today’s third and final IND vs SA ODI, some members of the India squad will pack their belongings and travel to six different Indian cities to compete in the domestic T20 league. So far, both sides have shown their strength while India has to do a lot of work on the fielding area. The road will be considerably longer for South Africa’s full-strength squad, and the stakes will be much higher. Temba Bavuma’s team will meet New Zealand in a T20 World Cup warm-up match in Brisbane in less than a week.
While India could send their T20I regulars to the World Cup before the ODI series against South Africa began, the visitors could not do so. South Africa’s goal would have been to win 3-0 against an Indian squad missing their top players to advance up the World Cup Super League (WCSL) table. With the team languishing in 11th place, every win was crucial, and the points squandered in Ranchi will almost certainly send them to Zimbabwe for the 2023 ODI world cup qualifications. However, for the time being, the goal will be to finish the series with a victory in the national capital before shifting emphasis to the shorter format.
Ind today match serves as a reminder of the depth of talent that the country possesses in white-ball cricket. A win on Tuesday might serve as a springboard for the players to press their case for the 50-overs World Cup at home next year.
Time: India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI, October 11, 1:30 pm Local Time
Venue: Arun Jaitley stadium, New Delhi
Expectations from the Game: The weather will be warm and humid with afternoon showers. Over the course of 26 One-Day Internationals, the venue has averaged 230 for the first innings, scoring 300 only twice.
The hosts are likely to retain their winning combination from two days ago.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj
Temba Bavuma was ruled out of the second ODI due to a “mild illness.” If he is healthy for the last game, he should replace Reeza Hendricks. The same can be said about Tabraiz Shamsi, who, if fit, took over for Bjorn Fortuin.
Probable XI: Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma/Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Bjorn Fortuin/Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
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