Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - India v South Africa 3rd Test
The 3rd and the last Test of the three-match series between India and South Africa will be played at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.
South Africa flattered to deceive in the first session of the second Test in Pune but reverted to their ways soon after. The team has been lagging miles behind in both the Test matches on the tour till now and the results are to show for.
While they were beaten by 203 runs in the first Test, after India declared in both the innings, the team suffered an even more humiliating defeat by an inning and 137 runs in the 2nd Test in Pune.
The fact that the Proteas are losing is of little concern when compared to the manner of it. The team seems to be lacking resources and the methodology to affect a change in the existing momentum.
Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander try to be tight first up but when results do not go their way, the team runs out of gas. Spinners Keshav Maharaj and Selvan Muthusamy have also looked ordinary.
Anrich Nortje who made his debut in Pune will be replaced by Lungi Ngidi, who has regained fitness. The shoulder injury to Keshav Maharaj is another setback for South Africa. But, it also presents an opportunity for Dane Peidt to make a mark on this tour.
India will follow a similar strategy as that in Pune and will go in with five bowlers. The only consideration for them would be between Ishant Sharma, who has lacked penetration till now and Kuldeep Yadav, who is running low on confidence.
The Indian batting is looking formidable and the South African bowlers will have to come up with something extraordinary in order to avoid a whitewash in Ranchi.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
India- Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma/Kuldeep Yadav
South Africa- Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Zubayr Hamza/Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock (wk), Dean Elgar, Dane Peidt, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - India
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Virat Kohli (India), Dean Elgar (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ravichandran Ashwin (India), Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Rohit Sharma (India), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Man of the Match – Ravichandran Ashwin
Team Scores Batting first – India 450+, South Africa 280+
Match Handicap India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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