Aakash Chopra shares his prediction for the 3rd India vs South Africa Test
By SMCS - Jan 11, 2022 12:00 pm
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has made his predictions for the third and final Test between India and South Africa at Newlands. While India started with a win in the first Test, South Africa bounced back well in the second and levelled the series as well. And, now both teams will play the third Test which is a series decider now.

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While India has never won a Test series in South Africa, they have a chance to win their first-ever Test series. In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra has predicted that Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane will score with the bat.

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He added: “I feel finally India’s Nos. 3, 4 and 5 will together score more than 100 runs in the first innings, whenever India gets to bat. That means – Pujara, Rahane and Kohli will together score more than 100 runs. They might score one or two half-centuries as well.”

He continued: “Whoever wins the toss will bat first. The side winning the toss has been batting on the Cape Town ground for a considerable while and they are also winning after batting first, it is almost 50-50. Batting first, in my opinion, is a huge positive. Dean Elgar says they can win even after losing the toss.”

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Meanwhile, Aakash Chopra hopes to see a great show from Jasprit Bumrah on his return to the place where he had made his Test debut. He also added that Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier will trouble the visitors with the ball. So far, they took 10 wickets across India’s two innings at the Wanderers.

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“I feel Bumrah will take six or more wickets in this Test match. His story got started from here only. So why not celebrate in a very grand fashion. It is also true that Bumrah’s numbers have been slightly low for the last little while. Rabada and Olivier will together take more than eight wickets. Once again, they will be the wrecker-in-chief,” Aakash Chopra concluded.