India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I : Preview and Fantasy Tips
After the washout of first T20I, India won the second match by seven wickets at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali in a convincing manner.
Once again, Virat Kohli was the star of the show as he took the team to victory with an unbeaten 72. In the first inning, South Africa scored 149 for the loss of five wickets, with the help of De Kock's gutsy knock of 52 in 37 balls and Buvama's inning of 49 in 43 balls. In the reply, Kohli and Dhawan bashed the Proteas bowlers all over the ground and won the match with six balls to spare.
On Sunday, when both teams face each other at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru, India will look to seal the series with another win and Proteas, on other hand, will try to find their way back and want to level the series 1-1.
India : In the last match, Deepak Chahar was impressive with impressive figures of 2/22 and didn't let South African's Batsmen any leeway. Krunal Pandya was mostly unused and he bowled only one over where he conceded seven runs. Once again, India will look towards their openers to give them a brisk start for the middle order to capitalize on.
South Africa : Not many things went in favour of the Proteas. Other than De Kock's inning, no other batsman was able to up the ante. Even Bavuma was disappointed with his slow inning of 49 in 43 balls, which restricted them to the total of 149. The bowling strength of the South African team is quite good but De Kock has to learn to use their bowlers, correctly.
Team News and Probable XI :
Indian team might include leg spinner, Rahul Chahar in place of Ravindra Jadeja for the final T20I. Rishabh Pant will again be under the scanner after his failure in Mohali.
Probable XI :
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk),Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
South Africa :
South African team might consider playing with the same 11 and would like to watch over the performances of Anrich Nortje and Bjorn Fortuin.
Probable XI :
Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje
Pitch Report :
The pitch of the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium is a heaven for the batsmen and the fans could witness a high scoring encounter. There is a high possibility of a thunderstorm to hit Bangalore in the evening, which can hinder the chances of a full fledged match.
FANTASY TIPS :
Player who can't be missed :
Virat Kohli : Kohli is the kind of player who can never be missed from the fantasy team and last match was a proof of it.
Quinton De Kock : The responsibility of the captaincy might make him stronger with his batting skills. In the last match, he was the top-scorer of his team.
Deepak Chahar : With his consistent line and swing, Chahar can provide major breakthroughs at the start of the inning.
Shikhar Dhawan : Dhawan scored a brisk 40 in the last match before Miller took a stupendous catch on the boundary rope.
Captain and Vice-captain :
Quinton De Kock (captain) : De Kock is in a good form and can carry forward his inning with a high count.
Deepak Chahar (vice-captain) : Chahar's ability of picking up early wickets makes him the most useful member of your fantasy team.
Fantasy 11 (#1) : Quinton De Kock, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rassie van der Dussen, Tembu Buvama, Hardik Pandya, Andile Phehlukwayo, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
Fantasy 11 (alternate) : Quinton De Kock, Risabh Pant, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rassie van der Dussen, Ravindra Jadeja, Andile Phehlukwayo, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin
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