Indian team has already sealed the series after winning the Pune Test, now Virat Kohli’s men will be eyeing for a whitewash and get their fifth win of the ongoing World Test Championship. India vs. South Africa third Test match will be played at JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi on October 19 (Saturday). The live streaming of the match will start at 9:30 AM IST.
South Africa team will now play for pride, if they win this game, then this will be their first victory of the Test Championship. Although the team has lost both the games, still there are lot of positives that can help them in this match. The likes of Dean Elgar, de Kock, Rabada and skipper, Faf du Plessis have to give their top performance if the proteas wants to bag a victory here.
India, on the other hand will enter the field without any pressure as the team has performed exceptionally well in the series against West Indies and first two Test of this series.
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Stroke making will become easy for the batsmen who will spend time on the track. Like Vizag and Pune track, runs are there on this pitch. But as the game will enter the third day the spinners will start getting extra advantage. The captain winning the toss will opt to bat first.
Reports coming from Ranchi aren’t good as there’s possibility of scattered thunderstorm and rain during the match. The temperature will linger around 28 degrees Celsius and humidity is expected to be 75%.
Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami.
Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Heinrich Klaasen, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis(C), Quinton de Kock(wk), Vernon Philander, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada.
Quinton de Kock
Head to Head in Test cricket
Total Matches: 38
India won: 13
South Africa won: 15
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