India and South Africa will lock horns with each other in the third and final ODI of the series at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Tuesday, October 11. The Proteas took the honours in the first game before the Men in Blue bounced back to level the series in the second game.
South Africa will head into this game as the favourites, owing to their experience and star power. Much will ride on the shoulders of Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada with direct qualification to the ICC World Cup 2023 at stake.
India, on the other hand, have performed exceptionally well with their second-string squad under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan. However, Dhawan’s form has not been satisfactory in this series and he will hope to return to form in the next game.
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However, the likes of Mohammed Siraj and Shreyas Iyer have been sensational and will be keen to close out the series with a win.
Match: IND vs SA, 3rd ODI
Date and Time: October 11, 2022, 1.30 pm IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
The venue has an average first-innings score of 230, with the 300-mark breached just twice in 26 ODIs. However, there is a chance of dew settling in the second half of the game. Hence, teams will prefer to chase in this ground.
Predicted Playing XI
India (IND): Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav and Avesh Khan.
South Africa (SA): Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma/Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi/Bjorn Fortuin.
IND vs SA – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Quinton de Kock (c), Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill (vc), Reeza Hendricks, Wayne Parnell, Aiden Markram, Washington Sundar, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Mohammed Siraj, Anrich Nortje
Fantasy Team 2: Quinton de Kock, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill (vc), Janneman Malan, Wayne Parnell, Aiden Markram (c), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Mohammed Siraj, Anrich Nortje