IND tour of SA 2023, SA vs IND, 3rd T20I Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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India tour of South Africa

SA vs. IND, 3rd T20I



The third and final T20I match between South Africa and India will be played at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Thursday, December 14. 

In the second T20I, South Africa chose to bowl first and they stunned the Indian openers in the first three overs, picking the wickets of Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal in two consecutive overs. Post this scene, skipper Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Verma came in and rocked a crucial partnership of 49 runs for the third wicket. While ‘Sky’ went on to score 56 runs off 36 balls before getting dismissed, Rinku Singh’s innings of 68 runs off just 39 balls boosted the scoreboard before the downpour began. Team India drafted 180 runs for 7 wickets in 19.3 overs.

South Africa while covering 152 runs in 15 overs seemed overwhelmingly confident and their openers Reeza Hendricks and Matthew Breetzke gave the hosts a power-packed start. Both of them stitched a partnership of 42 runs for the 1st wicket. Hendricks went on to score a match-winning knock of 49 runs off 27 deliveries. Aiden Markram put on the final nail, smashing 30 runs off 17 balls. Riding on the back of a momentous batting performance, the Proteas chased down the total in the 14th over of the game with 5 wickets to spare,

The Final game will decide whether the series will end in a draw with both sides winning one game or will the hosts get away with the series win. 


Match Details

Match: IND tour of SA 2023, SA vs IND, 3rd T20I

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023

Time: 08:30 PM IST

Venue: New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg


Pitch and Weather Report

The New Wanderers Stadium is a high-altitude ground thus the ball travels quicker and we can expect a high-scoring encounter. The par score in the first innings is expected to be 210. 

The second T20I game also suffered a downpour, but in this match, there is expected to be no rainfall for the scheduled matchday.


SA vs. IND Squads

SA: Temba Bavuma (c), Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram (c), Keegan Petersen, Marco Jansen, Wiaan Mulder, David Bedingham, Tristan Stubbs (wk), Kyle Verreynne (wk), Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Lungi Ngidi, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Heinrich Klaasen, Lizaad Williams, Mihlali Mpongwana, Tabraiz Shamsi, Ottniel Baartman, Matthew Breetzke

IND: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (wk), Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Shami, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma, Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Suryakumar Yadav, Jitesh Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi


SA vs. IND Probable Playing XIs

SA: Aiden Markram (captain), Gerald Coetzee, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Tristan Stubbs, David Miller, Matthew Breetzke, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams

IND: Suryakumar Yadav (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravindra Jadeja, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Tilak Varma, Mukesh Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh


Match Prediction

Both sides have big T20 players in their arsenal. Although India is playing their A team, they have a quite good balance of experienced and young players. Hence, we expect a comeback from the Men in Blue as they have recently defeated the strong Australia team by a 4-1 margin. 


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