India and South Africa will be locking horns with each other in the third T20I at the Holkar Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, October 4. Rohit Sharma and his men have already sealed the series with two brilliant performances. While the bowlers starred in the first match, it was the batters who came up with the goods in the second.
While the Indians will be looking to register a clean sweep, South Africa has shown glimpses of what they are capable of doing in this format, especially in the second game. With the likes of Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada eager to put in a good performance, the Proteas will fancy their chances of a win. All in all, another entertaining game beckons in Indore.
In the 22 meetings between the two sides, India is leading the charts 12-8 against the Proteas in the head-to-head battles. India is ahead in the last 5 meetings with a 4-1 margin. Another electrifying contest is anticipated here at Indore on Tuesday between these two sides.
Either Rishabh Pant or Suryakumar Yadav will be expected to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma for the game. Shreyas Iyer should get some game time finally, ahead of the ODI leg of this white-ball series while one of Siraj or Umesh will make up the XI.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Mohammad Siraj/Umesh Yadav
The tourists could also ring in a change in their top order to alleviate their batting woes. Either of the in-form pair of Heinrich Klaasen or Reeza Hendricks could get a look-in after spending the first two games on the bench.
Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (C), Reeza Hendricks/Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje/Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Quinton de Kock (c), Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Axar Patel, Aiden Markram, Harshal Patel, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Rilee Rossouw, Tristan Stubbs, Rohit Sharma (c), Axar Patel, Aiden Markram (vc), Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh