The 3rd test between India and South Africa will be played at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi on 18th October. The match is scheduled to start at 9:30 AM IST(04:00 AM GMT / 09:30 AM LOCAL).
It seems India can not do anything wrong going into the 3rd test with South Africa. The batsmen have performed exceptionally well in the first two matches. Virtal Kohli is in sublime form, scoring a double century(258) and helping India get a total over 600 in the first innings. Mayank Agarwal has been performing consistently and has a few centuries under his belt coming into the third fight. That apart, Rahane, Pujara, Rohit Sharma and Jadeja have contributed with the bat too.
While in bowling department, Yadav, Shami and Ashwin have been able to trouble the visitors in both the matches. Considering the performances of both the teams, it seems India is going to get the job done in the 3rd test too.
It has been a very disappointing outings for the visitors to this point. They have been completely dominated by India in both the test matches. In the second test, South Africa lost the match by 137 runs. Although Du Plesis, De Cock, Elgar, Maharaj contributed some valuable runs with the bat in the last match, clearly it was not enough. Similarly the bowling unit has also been unable to pick up wickets regularly. Rabada showed some fight in the last test match, however India ended up getting a total of 601. south Africa needs to perform its absolute best to even come close to beating India in the 3rd test match.
Injury and Availability News:
There has been no injury updates from both teams.
Weather and Pitch Report:
We might see a few interruptions during the match as per the forecast.
Predicted Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami
Vernon Philander, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis (c), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen
IND vs SA 3rd Test Dream 11 Predictions:
Batters: D Elgar, R Sharma, V Kohli, M Agarwal
All-rounders: R Jadeja, A Ashwin, V Philander
Bowlers: D Piedt, K Rabada, M Shami
Captain & Vice-captain: R Sharma, Q de Cock