After losing the series opener, South Africa jumped back in the game with a bang, registering the second game under their name to level the series at 1-1. Now the final game will be the series decider scheduled to be held on February 26 at the Newlands, Cape Town, beginning at 9:30 PM IST.
The South African team needs to address a few loopholes in the team like weak middle-order and incompetent bowling. Thus, the team shall be looking forward to getting back into the game. Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell’s absence has hurt Australia big time. After the failure of their prominent bowlers in Johannesburg, the team shall be eyeing a better performance at Cape Town.
Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The game will be played at Newlands in Cape Town. The pitch here is known to be usually on the slower side. Thus, no big scores are expected in the game. The team winning the toss shall opt to bat first and defend the total.
The weather reports suggest 10% chances of rain throughout the night in Cape Town; however, it is expected that the game will not be intervened by rain. The temperature will be around 18-22 degrees Celsius.
Probable Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Petrus van Biljon, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorious, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi
David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Alex Carey (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson
Quinton de Kock
Faf du Plessis