India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more
The Indian cricket team will be aiming to seal the T20I series against South Africa when the two sides meet on Sunday in Bengaluru. After a washout in the first match, Team India won the second T20I in a convincing fashion. South Africa will need to be at their best in order to defy the Indians. Here's the match preview.
According to reports, one expects to see a bit of rainfall later in the evening on Sunday. There could be a delay in the proceedings in between. The M Chinnaswamy Stadium is known to support batting at large. We expect a strong total. One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network. The match is scheduled for a 7:00 PM IST start.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli had earlier said Team India will be ringing in some changes. Therefore, we expect to see Khaleel Ahmed get a chance. Rahul Chahar might come in as well. It remains to be seen whether KL Rahul and Manish Pandey get game time. All eyes will be on Kohli, who played a match-winning knock in the previous match for the side.
South Africa need to up the ante under skipper Quinton de Kock. The southpaw batted well last time but needs support from the rest of the line-up. The Proteas will be raring to show their credentials with the bat. Meanwhile, pacer Kagiso Rabada will hold the cards. His influence upfront could be essential. SA could ring in the same XI and try their luck.
Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock (vice-captain) and Shikhar Dhawan get the nod as opening batsmen. Both looked solid for their respective sides in the second T20I. Virat Kohli (captain) comes in next. Temba Bavuna and David Miller add the cushion. Hardik Pandya, Andile Phehlukwayo and Ravindra Jadeja are the three all-rounders. Rabada leads the bowling unit. Deepak Chahar and Tabraiz Shamsi join him.
Kohli will be the major asset for India. He is crucial in that number three position to get the stability desired. Also, all eyes will be on Rishabh Pant. The youngster has faced scrutiny for throwing way chances and it's a stern test for him. For SA, De Kock and Rabada are the main players. They will hope to rally the team forward.