Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore
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India vs South Africa 2019: 3rd T20I, Bengaluru – Match Preview, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Predicted XI & Match Prediction; Amidst tension over the weather, the Indian National Cricket Team and Young-look South Africa Team are preparing for the third and final T20I of the series. Both the teams would like to give their best shot, as the series is at the stake for both the teams. However, with 1 victory, India is a bit less tensed than South Africa.

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After a commanding performance in Mohali, Team India will aim to seal the three-match series when they enter the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium for the third and final T20I against South Africa on Sunday. Kohli, who is also the captain of Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, has a tremendous record in the shortest format in the stadium.

India vs South Africa 3rd T20I – Dream 11
India. Credit: BCCI

No changes are expected from both sides:

For Proteas, Quinton de Kock will hold the key as he enjoys a good record against India, and in the same venue, having played for RCB before. The South Africa skipper has the best batting strike rate in India and also has the best ball per boundary ratio in the country.

Shikhar Dhawan was back in form with very smooth 40-run innings and that’s sure to keep KL Rahul out of the team. Shreyas Iyer didn’t get much time in the middle although he looked in good touch in the limited game time he had. Rishabh Pant, however, is walking on a thin knife.

Quinton de Kock, South Africa Predicted Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (Credits: Twitter)

Experienced players like Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller need to step up and take the onus on themselves to up the ante at the right time while Temba Bavuma needs to pace his innings better.

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As far as the bowling department is concerned, South Africa has got Kagiso Rabada, who can rattle any kind of batting line-up on his day. Meanwhile, India will rely on their youngsters and spin attack.

India vs South Africa 2019: 3rd T20 – Match Preview

Date and Venue: 22nd September 2019, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Time – 7:00 PM IST

Pitch Report:

A run festival on the cards. It is a known thing that Bengaluru pitch is a paradise for the batsman while bowlers would be on their toes. The fans can expect a high-scoring thriller at Bengaluru.

India vs South Africa 2019: T20I – Weather Forecast 
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Weather Forecast:

Not good news at all. The rain is on the cards. As per the AccuWeather site, the rain might make an impact in the second half of the game. But the game is expected to start on time but the crowd might need to bring their umbrellas.

Predicted Playing XI:

India –  Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya

South Africa – David Miller, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje

India vs South Africa 2019: T20I, Mohali - Dream 11, Fantasy Tips
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Match Prediction:

The Indian National Cricket Team led by Virat Kohli is going to start as favourites in the game. However, South Africa has got young legs which can kick the opposition out on their day. All in all, a cracking contest is on the cards with heavy advantage to Virat Kohli-led side.

Head-to-head stats

Matches: 15

India Won: 9

South Africa Won: 5

NR: 1

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