South Africa Tour of India 2022: 3rd T20I – India vs South Africa – Preview and Updates

The third match of India’s five-match T20I series against South Africa will be played at the Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy International Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. South Africa can win the series with a win in this match after winning the first two. Continue reading as we preview this T20I. On Wednesday, the third game of the series will begin at 19:00 local time.

India vs South Africa

India vs South Africa

India is looking to avoid their third consecutive defeat after an incredible T20I winning streak. Defeats by 7 and 4 wickets demonstrate that India needs to produce more with the bat.

South Africa has won six consecutive T20Is, with their most recent defeat coming against Australia in the T20 World Cup last October. They are confident and will play aggressively in this game.

India Team News:

The India XI was unchanged from Thursday’s first T20I to Sunday’s game. We saw an improved performance in the second game, and while you can’t show infinite faith during defeats, we expect another unchanged side.

India Squad

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(c & wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

Players to watch out for:

Ishan Kishan

So far in the series, the young batter has stood out for his team. He has 399 T20I runs scored and a 36.27 ERA in 12 innings.

Shreyas Iyer

On Sunday, the middle order batter led India with 40 runs off 35 balls. He has scored 280 runs in his last five T20Is.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The 32-year-old pace bowler is well-versed in this format. He is a talented bowler with 63 T20I wickets.

Possible Playing XI:

Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal

India Team Form

India had been the form team in this format, but they have now lost two games in a row. Individuals are in good shape, and we anticipate a strong performance from the team.

South Africa Team News:

Quinton de Kock missed Sunday’s game due to a wrist injury, but we expect him to be fit for this one. In his absence, South Africa’s batting order was altered, with Reeza Hendricks replacing him at the top of the order and Heinrich Klassen taking the gloves. We believe de Kock will be the replacement for Hendricks.

South Africa Squad

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen

Players to watch out for:

Temba Bavuma

The skipper hit four fours and one six in his innings, kicking off South Africa’s reply in the second T20I with a bang. He has performed admirably in the field and has effectively managed his bowling attack.

Anrich Nortje

On Sunday, the pace bowler dismissed Ishan Kishan and Axar Patel. Despite being a little pricey, any bowler who can dismiss openers is worth his weight in gold.

Kagiso Rabada

Despite only taking one wicket in the first over of the game, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rabada returned figures of 1-15 from four overs in the second game of the series.

Possible Playing XI:

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klassen (wk), Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj

South Africa Team Form

South Africa is dominating T20I cricket. They started the T20 World Cup with doubts about their team, but finished strong and have carried that form into this series.

India vs South Africa Top Team Batsmen:

We back Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, and Ruturaj Gaikwad for India with the bat. Iyer and Gaikwad both have one T20I century.

Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, and Temba Bavuma are our batting picks for South Africa. Quinton de Kock’s best score in this format is 79, with a total run total of 1849.

India vs South Africa Top Team Bowlers:

Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are our bowling picks for India.

Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Tabraiz Shamsi, on the other hand, are our bowling picks for the South African team.

India vs South Africa Head to Head

South Africa will have levelled the head-to-head in T20Is if they win this game and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. In this format, India last defeated South Africa in September 2019.

IND vs SA Head to Head Stats in T20I

Matches Played IND Won SA Won Draw Tie
Overall 17 9 8 0 0
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0


India vs South Africa Toss Prediction

The previous T20I at this venue saw the captain who won the toss choose to field first before winning the match. In this game, we predict that both captains will want to bat second.

India vs South Africa Pitch Report

This surface will be difficult for batters to bat on. Pace and spin bowlers should enjoy the pitch, which has a par score of no more than 140.

The weather in Visakhapatnam has been clear and humid throughout the T20I. At the start of the game, the temperature will be in the low 30s and will not fall below the high 20s.

India vs South Africa Prediction

Most pundits predicted a competitive series for India without KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma at the top of the order, but very few predicted South Africa to take a 2-0 lead. We expect a close game in Visakhapatnam and are betting on India to win.

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