India Vs South Africa: Third Test Match – Match Preview, Match Prediction, Weather Forecast, Predicted XI, Where To Watch
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, 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
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
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.
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 Predictable XI
|Rohit Sharma||Opening Batsman|
|Mayank Agarwal||Opening Batsman|
South Africa predictable XI
|Theunis de Bruyn||Batsman|
|Faf du Plessis(C)||Batsman|
|Quinton de Kock||Wk-batsman|
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
Match Timings – 9:30 local time & IST (4:00 AM GMT)
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