South Africa’s stellar show on Friday was unstoppable as the proteas nation defeated Team India to take a lead of 2-0. Quinton de Kock’s fabulous show against Indian bowlers put South Africa on the driver’s seat very early in the African innings. Barring Rishabh Pant’s daring half-century, the Indian middle-order failed once again miserably.
This article will focus on the 3rd and the final ODI between the teams: South Africa vs India 3rd ODI Match Predictions.
Our Top Pick for SA vs IND 3rd ODI (23/01/22)
Though India lost in the first two games, on paper, India seems like the stronger among the two sides. Also, with the series already being wrapped up, one can expect an intense fightback from the Asian nation.
South Africa vs India – Match Preview
With the ODI series already conquered by the host team, India will be looking for some consolation victory in the final game. The South Africa captain, Temba Bavuma said this after winning the second game – “As a team we have a lot of self belief and confidence in our ability. We believe in each other. The biggest thing is that we go out there and fight for one another”. It was so apparent that South Africa, despite their off-field issues, played as an unit brilliantly with utmost confident. On the other side, Indian team lacked confidence in all departments.
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Date & Time: 23rd January, 2022 & 10.30 AM Local Time / 2.00 PM Indian Time
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Pitch Report: Newlands is one of the few grounds in South Africa that assists spin bowlers. With both teams possessing strong spin bowlers on their side, the middle-overs will be crucial in this game.
SA vs IND – Team Previews
Sisanda Magala replaced Marco Jansen in the previous game. Quinton de Kock and Jonathan Malan were brilliant in the last game. With their middle-order looking great, we can expect the same batting lineup for this game. Dwayne Pretorius who was not in the last two games might get a game here.
Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Sisanda Magala, Wayne Parnell, Tabraiz Shamsi
As the last game of the tour, one can expect few changes in the Indian side, especially in the middle-order batting. Rutiraj Gaikwad, the Maharashtra-based opener might debut in the format. There is also hope for Navdeep Saini to get a chance.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Jaspreet Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Here are the odds for the online cricket bettors for the third ODI match between South Africa and India:
Note: Odds correct at the time of publishing. Please check the official bookmaker site before placing a bet.
SA VS IND Head to Head
- Matches Played: 85
- India Won: 35
- South Africa Won: 47
- Tie/NR: 3
SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction
Find below the Dream11 fantasy team line-up for the 3rd ODI match between South Africa and India :
- V Kohli
- KL Rahul (C)
- Temba Bavuma
- Aiden Markram
- Q de Kock (VC)
- A Phehlukwayo
- V Iyer
- Y Chahal
- S Thakur
- S Magala
- T Shamsi