India vs South Africa 3rd T20I: Team India under Rishabh Pant will look to stay alive in the T20I series home game against South Africa after losing two games. This article will guide you through India vs South Africa 3rd T20I Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Playing XI, Preview, and Match Details.
India vs South Africa 3rd T20I Preview:
After suffering bruises in the first two games of the T20I series from five home games, Team India will be hoping to close the gaps and bounce back with an eminent win over the Proteas in Game 3 in Vishakhapatnam.
South Africa convincingly defeated the hosts in the high-scoring game at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen sewed a match-winning collaboration to stomp India in their backyard. Heinrich Klaasen, scoring a whopping 81 runs, became a rock solid block for India’s win in the second T20I at Cuttack.
After splitting in the first two games, the Men in Blue looked to pull off a convincing win to stay alive in the match. A loss from now on would cost India a domestic T20I series.
Furthermore, the upcoming games will also be a litmus test for the Rishabh Pant captain. The southpaw impressed everyone with his IPL lead, but his magic didn’t work in the national colors.
The two sides meet for the third time in Vishakhapatman’s Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Details of India vs South Africa 3rd T20I:
- Series: South Africa Tour of India, 2022
- Match: India vs. South Africa 3. T20I
- Day/Date: Tuesday/14. June 2022
- Location: dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
- Time: 7 p.m. (IST)
India vs South Africa 3rd T20I Probable PlayingXI and Full Squad:
India’s PlayingXI: Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan/Arshdeep Singh
India’s Full Squad: Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (C, wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Arshdeep Singh, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Hardik Pandya (vc), Y Chahal, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik
South Africa’s PlayingXI: Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
South Africa Full Squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Wayne Parnell, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen.
Top Performers Prediction
Probably the best Batter in the game
Indian batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad failed to impress in the second T20I. However, he played a useful shot in the series opener. While playing for India, Gaikwad failed to show his true potential with the racquet and will want to silence his critics after scoring big runs in game three.
Probably the best Bowler in the game
Veteran pacemaker Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the South African top order and single-handedly destroyed it after bowling a stunning spell. He took four wickets and gave up just 13 runs in his four overs. However, he failed to win the game for his team and will try to put on a game-winning performance in the next game.
Pitch report between India and South Africa
The field at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium is good for batting. Bowlers must be disciplined when bowling on this surface with its lines and lengths. The surface is improved for hitting under light and fans can expect high-score matches at this place.
India vs South Africa Weather Forecast
Conditions are ideal for a game of cricket. The temperature in Visakhapatnam is expected to fluctuate between 27 and 34 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.
Two games have been played in this series so far and both times it was South African captain Temba Bavuma who won them. Even in the last five T20Is for the ongoing series, India hasn’t had the best results at the Toss. So predict South Africa will win the draw in Visakhapatnam.
While India had the better head-to-head record before the start of the series and enjoyed a home advantage, South Africa has been quite disciplined in both previous victories. By the way, the Proteas have played so far and predicted that South Africa would win this game. Bowling in India has not caught on, which may force them to make some changes. The actual result depends on whether the other players are given a chance to perform as expected