India vs South Africa: 3rd T20I: Fantasy tips and prediction

India have sealed the series 2-0 after beating South Africa by 16 runs, with the top order consisting of Kl Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, and Dinesh Karthik making important contributions with the bat. 

For the South African side, David Miller fired with the bat scoring a magnificent 106 of 47 balls which included  8 fours and 7 sixes.

India's death bowling is a concern, especially in the 19th over when Arshdeep Singh went for 26 runs. However, India bowled well at the power play, giving 46 runs and taking 2 early wickets. With the ball, Deepak Chahar shined, while the others were expensive.

We move to the 3rd T20I. Where India and South Africa will be playing their final T20I before the T20 World cup. They will meet again on 30th October at the Super 12 league stage. With both teams having nothing to lose, we are set for a cracker of a contest.

Match Timings 

Match toss time: 18:30 IST (13:00 GMT)

Match start time: 19:00 IST (13:30 GMT)

Match Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 


Matches played: 22, India: 13, South Africa: 8, N/R: 1

Last 5 meetings: IND: 4, SA: 1

Notable Stats 

Highest run-getter in this fixture: Rohit Sharma (405)

Highest wicket-taker in this fixture (in the squad): Ravi Ashwin (10)

Weather conditions and pitch 

IND vs SA weather and pitch

Team news 

India after managing to seal the series, will be looking to rest a few players and give the bench warmers a chance. As per the latest report, Virat Kohli is rested and that means Shreyas Iyer is likely to make the cut. 

The 28-year-old Pacer Mohammad Siraj who received a call-up after the spearhead Bumrah was ruled out of the mega event is also likely to make the playing Xl and India will want to closely observe how the youngster is faring.

Probable XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(C), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik (W), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/ Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammad Siraj/Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

South Africa will mostly replace Lungi Ngidi with Tabraiz Shamsi as Ngidi was expensive in the 2nd T20I, going wicketless and leaking away 49 in 4 overs.

Probable XI: Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton De Kock (WK), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Must picks

The Indian skipper has been in ultra-attacking mode and he is once again likely to come out all guns blazing. South African all-rounder Aiden Markram is another must-pick as he seldom fails to impress.

India's No.4  Suryakumar Yadav and South Africa's David Miller are the other two must-pick for the 3rd T20I between South Africa and India.

IND vs SA Fantasy team

IND vs SA fantasy team
Cricwizz fantasy team

Captain and Vice-captain picks

Rohit Sharma Aiden Markam IND vs SA
Rohit Sharma (C) & Aiden Markam (Vc)


Considering India's current form and home conditions India will look to win seal the series 3-0 and continue their winning streak in bilateral T20IS.

Cricwizz predicts India to win the match and series 3-0.


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