India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details

India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details

The Men in Blue have a 2-2 win-loss record in T20Is at the Chinnaswamy. In their last match at the venue, Glenn Maxwell demolished them with a 55-ball 113.

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan
Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India made a thunderous start to the T20I series after the washed off match in Dharamshala. The Men in Blue brushed aside the Proteas by seven wickets at the PCA Stadium in Mohali to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Yet another time, Virat Kohli, the hosts’ skipper, stood up and churned out an unbeaten 72 in a run-chase. The home team will now be eyeing a win in the third T20I in Bangalore.

Their bowlers also looked in great shape as well. For the visitors, a lot of work needs to be done, especially in the bowling area, which failed to make early inroads, allowing the batsmen to settle. Their striking ability at the death also needs to be worked upon. This will also be South Africa’s maiden T20I in Bangalore and they’ll be desperate to evade their first T20I series loss in India.

Pitch and Conditions

The last time India played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Glenn Maxwell demolished them with a 55-ball 113, helping Australia chase down 191. It has always been a high-scoring venue with the bowlers going under the pump even in the IPL. Out of six T20Is, four were won by the team, batting second. There are no chances of rain with the temperature around 22 degrees Celsius.

Team Combinations

India

Since it’s the last game of the series, India may think about making a change or two. One of them could be roping in Rahul Chahar in place of Washington Sundar, who was good enough last time around. The bowling department performed as a unit with Deepak Chahar being the standout performer, picking up a couple of wickets. Saini, Jadeja and Hardik also did their job effectively.

Krunal Pandya got only a solitary over in the previous game and it’ll be interesting to see how many overs he bowls in the third T20I. The batting looks a settled lot. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and captain Kohli form a strong top-three, which means that KL Rahul may again has to sit out. Concerns remain over the young Pant, who has not been able to show some consistency at the highest level.

Predicted XI:

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar/Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

South Africa

The Proteas can give George Linde a chance as apart from being a handy bowler, he can smash the leather a fair distance. Anrich Nortje was expensive the other night and Beuran Hendricks can come in place of him. There’s also Junior Dala in the squad, but Hendricks can add variety to the lineup since he is a left-armer. The spin-duo of Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi have done reasonably well.

Rabada needs to get amongst the wickets as well. Reeza Hendricks found the going tough before Deepak Chahar got rid of him. De Kock blended caution with aggression in his 37-ball 52 and his good form is something positive for the visiting team. Moreover, Van der Dussen and Miller have to step u. Bavuma got 49 on debut, but he has to learn the art of stepping on the gas in the hour of need.

Predicted XI:

Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius/George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje/Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi  

Probable Top Performers

Virat Kohli – India | Kagiso Rabada – South Africa

Broadcast Details

TV – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD

Online– Hotstar

Match Timings – 7:00 PM local time & IST (01:30 PM GMT)

India are expected to win this game and the series 2-0.