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India Vs South Africa: Third Test Match – Match Preview, Match Prediction, Weather Forecast, Predicted XI, Where To Watch 

India Vs South Africa: Third Test Match – Match Preview, Match Prediction, Weather Forecast, Predicted XI, Where To Watch
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Google)

India has won the second Test match against South Africa and with that victory, they have won the three-match Test series with 2-0 lead. The teams will head to play the third and last Test match of this series which will be the last chance for Proteas to win a Test match in the Test series.

Date: 19th-23rd October 2019

Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

India will play to gain points in WTC

India vs South Afirca, Virat Kohli
Ajinkya Rahane celebrates with Virat Kohli. Credit: BCCI

India, after winning the second Test match, has gained 40 points in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2019-21. The team is on the top of the points table with 200 points. India is 140 points ahead of New Zealand who is in 2nd position in the points table.

India has registered the victory in the three-match Test series after winning the first and second Test matches. The team will play the third and last Test match to gain more points in the WTC to strengthen the top position.

South Africa has the last Chance

India, South Africa
Faf du Plessis (Image Credit: BCCI)

South Africa has struggled in the field as they failed to score good runs in this Test series. Indian bowlers and batters dominated the field. The visitors were not able to understand the pitch condition because of which they were not able to halt the host to score runs.

In both the matches, there were some good partnerships of South Africa’s lower-order batsman. Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander handled the Indian bowlers far better than many batsmen. The Top-order batsman and middle-order batsman lost the wickets at regular intervals.

Faf du Plessis-led team will get the last chance to showcase the talent and they will fight for the pride.

Head to Head

Overall Matches played: 38

India won: 13; South Africa Won: 15; Draw: 10

Pitch Condition

The pitch in the first three days will help the batsmen to score runs and set big totals. Spinners will get help from the pitch in the last two days.

Weather forecast

Most of the matches are being halted by rain in recent times. There are chances that the third and last Test match will also be halted by rain.

India vs South Africa, Ranchi, weather report
weather from 19 to 23 October

 

India Predictable XI

Players Role
Rohit Sharma Opening Batsman
Mayank Agarwal Opening Batsman
Cheteshwar Pujara Batsman
Virat Kohli(c) Batsman
Ajinkya Rahane Batsman
Wriddhiman Saha Wk-batsman
Ravindra Jadeja allrounder
Ravichandran Ashwin Bowler
Ishant Sharma Bowler
Kuldeep Yadav Bowler
Mohammed Shami Bowler

South Africa predictable XI

Players Role
Aiden Markram Batsman
Dean Elgar Batsman
Theunis de Bruyn Batsman
Temba Bauvma Batsman
Faf du Plessis(C) Batsman
Quinton de Kock Wk-batsman
Vernor Philander Bowler
Senuran Muthuswamy All-Rounder
Keshav Maharaj Bowler
Lungi Ngidi Bowler
Kagiso Rabada Bowler

Match Prediction

In March 2017, India played the only Test match in Ranchi (against Australia) which was drawn at the end. But this time, India are strong in all departments. So, there are chances that the hosts will win the match.

South Africa is playing with inexperienced players which are affecting the team’s performance. They are having difficulties to understand the Indian field.

Where to watch

TV – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD

Online– Hotstar

Match Timings – 9:30 local time & IST (4:00 AM GMT)

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