India will lock horns with South Africa in the third and final ODI at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday, October 11. With the series tied at 1-1, both teams will play out of their skins to win the last fixture and the series.
South Africa will be worried about their skipper Temba Bavuma’s form with the bat. He was rested in the second game and will return to the playing XI in a bid to hit the strides ahead of the T20 World Cup, starting on October 16. The think tank will also want their bowlers to fire in unison and hit strides ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.
India, on the other hand, have put up a superb fight in the absence of their first-choice players, who are currently busy preparing for the showpiece T20 event. However, the openers have failed to put up runs behind their belt and it will be another opportunity for them to make a case for themselves.
IND vs SA 2022: Head-To-Head Record
South Africa enjoy a decent record against India despite losing the last game in Ranchi on Sunday, October 9. They have a big lead of 50-36 in the ODI head-to-head record against the Asian giants.
Moreover, South Africa lead the head-to-head record in the last five matches by 4-1. The Ranchi ODI marked South Africa’s first ODI defeat against India since the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
India’s Record at Arun Jaitely Stadium
The Men in Blue have three out of their last five ODIs at this venue in Delhi. However, their last win came in 2014 when they defeated the West Indies by 48 runs.
The last ODI game at this venue was back in 2019. However, Australia crushed the home side in that encounter to win the game by 35 runs.