South Africa want a lift to pull up the prevailing Indian taste while visitors has its perception set on a remarkable 3-0 lead when they proceeds on a face down African Team in 3rd ODI today. To cling in the series proteas should call upon their foremost players like Pollock, Gibbs, Kallis, etc.. JK. They outset in a Test series win, as the No.1 ODI team drifting a 17-match winning run at home and a flawless series record against their opposition. Five days later, expelled two games on the bounce, lost three major players to injury and appointed an amateur as captain. Catch South Africa vs India, 3rd ODI on February 7 at 13:00 local, 16:30 IST. You can watch the 3rd ODI between on channel Sony Ten Network, can be streamed online on Sony LIV App and ESPN website.
About pitch, which is not a green top as its on First Test where Philander dominated. Batsmen can score good. Last ODI played here is between Lankans and Africans who managed cumulative 694 runs, with du Plessis scoring a career-best 185. Therefore, someone else have to depict that triumph for the hosts this occasion.
“Wrist spinners can turn the ball even on flat wickets. Because some of the foreign teams are not used to it, these spinners can create an element of doubt in the batsmen’s mind.” said Shikhar Dhawan on what’s oppressing South Africa’s batsmen in the series so far.
“In an ideal world, close to the perfect game, if a lot of people score runs, lot of people take wickets. Or you need individual brilliance. We’ll take either or. We know cricket is a game of ups and downs. We need to go back, see where we’re going wrong, calm down and do our business on the field.”- Kagiso Rabada on to explain what South Africa need to do to doubleback their series slippage.
— If India wins the match, it will be proof of winning Three consecutive ODI wins over South Africa in a series. Also they will be encouraged somewhat drawn series for first time.
— MSD is merely away from clutching his 400th ODI dismissals.
— Indian spinners have seized 13 wickets with an average of 11.6 granting just 3.74 per over.
— In his One day career at Newlands, Morne Morkel has taken 13 wickets in four ODIs with 10.92 average and takes a wicket every 17.2 balls.
After Faf du Plessis ended with fractured finger, now Quinton de Kock has been governed out of remaining ODIs and expected to be astray for T20s as well. De Kock’s omission would benefit Heinrich Klaasen, a novice in International Cricket, 26-yr old who played with an average of 46.47 in First-Class cricket and too is a wicket-keeper. They have won 28 out of 33 matches played at Newlands which striked that its their favorite and wished-for territory. Both Indian spinners Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav claim huge 13 wickets in previous 2 ODIs, so South Africa have to put actually a superb total against Indian bandwagon.
Predicted XI: Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram (c), JP Duminy, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Chris Morris, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.
For India, there is no need for improvisation in Previous Playing XI unless pitch turns to be grassy on match day. It is India’s Dream XI composition for ODI.
Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
South Africa: LLWWW