ABOUT THE MATCH
After a tremendous win for India in the 2nd T20, the winds of change are blowing in the South African cricketing setup. The 3rd T20I of the three-match series between India and South Africa will be played at the Banglore.
India won the second game of the series after the first was rained off, to ensure South Africa can not win this series. They had previously won their last five bilateral series in the format. Virat Kohli top-scored in a match in which both captains Kohli and Quinton de Kock scored half-centuries.
South Africa handed T20i debuts to three debutants and had De Kock in charge of the 20-over team for the first time. With a less experienced squad with one eye on next summer’s World T20 they are outsiders for this match too.
And since the pitch is expected to remain good for batting throughout the duration of the game, the team that wins the toss here will probably prefer to bat first the average score while batting first in Vizag is 148 par.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
It could be another frustrating, weather-hit day on Sunday, a thunderstorm is due to hit Bangalore in the evening and there is a high chance of rain into the night. Prospects of play look slim.
The M.Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch turns, as most pitches do in these parts, and in ordinary circumstances, you would expect a grippy wicket. There is a lot of rain forecast, however, which could impact pitch preparation.
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- After a highly successful win over south Africa India is in a look to change players at the time in giving chance to take Kaleel Ahmed and Kl Rahul.
- India is slightly under-strength but has still named a hugely talented squad that has to be favored to win this series.
- Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, and Khaleel Ahmed are all expected to be given another chance to impress in this series, while T20 specialists like Hardik and Krunal Pandya both return to the fold to support a top-six batting line-up that is as strong as any in the game right now and is led by Virat Kohli
|Top 3 batsman India||Top 3 Middle Order India||Top 3 Bowler India|
|Rohit Sharma||Rishabh Pant||Deepak Chahar|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Manish Pandey||Navdeep Saini|
|Virat Kohli||Hardik Pandya||K Khaleel Ahmed|
- South Africa’s focus turns towards T20 competition now ahead of next year’s World Cup and they start to ramp their schedule up now after only playing 14 matches in the last two years in this format of the game.
- Quinton de Kock has been named as captain of the team and the squad has a young look about it with there being no Faf du Plessis, with much more responsibility on the likes of Bavuma, Van der Dussen, and Reeza Hendricks
- The bowling attack still boasts star Kagiso Rabada who will have benefited from a rest recently after a busy schedule, but they have high hopes for talented yet raw fast bowler Anrich Nortje who is fit again and will be raring to test himself against India.
|Top 3 batsman South Africa||Top 3 Middle Order South Africa||Top 3 Bowler South Africa|
|Quinton de Kock||Dwaine Pretorius||Kagiso Rabada|
|Reeza Hendricks||David Miller||Junior Dala|
|Rassie van der Dussen||Andile Phehlukwayo||Tabraiz Shamsi|
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
India and South Africa are in an experimental mode to a degree but once the action gets underway, they will battle it out for supremacy here. India has plenty of talent in their squad, and India’s insanely strong batting line-up gives them the edge here.
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