India vs South Africa 2020, India, South Africa, Coronavirus
Virat Kohli (L) and Quinton de Kock (R). Credit: BCCI

After a convincing win in Mohali, India will hope to keep up their good form to register a whitewash over South Africa in the third T20I at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The Proteas, meanwhile, will be desperate to bounce off the blocks and end the series in a draw.

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The visitors will have their task cut out ahead of the third and the final T20I. They need to come out as a team with the bowling unit stepping up and doing their job more efficiently. They have enough firepower in their ranks with the presence of Kagiso Rabada, who will hope to lead the attack from the front.

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India vs South Africa 2019: 3rd T20I – Match Prediction
South Africa celebrate a wicket. Credit: BCCI

However, there were positives from the last match for South Africa, they will look to bank on. Newly-appointed skipper Quinton de Kock showed leadership is no additional responsibility to him as he played a free-flowing knock of 52 runs. They will hope for some intensity from the middle-order and post a good total on the board and then looking forward to the bowlers to defend the target.

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On the other hand, for India, the focus will be on young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant. He has failed to respond to the opportunities which have put his place in the playing XI in jeopardy. Pant needs to showcase his talent in the final game to retain his spot.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Credits: Twitter)

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Otherwise, the Men in Blues had produced a thorough effort and will hope to replicate the same and keep their winning run going. Meanwhile, the management might consider moving Shreyas up to No.4, with Pant dropping down to No.5 as the former has been making case for himself consistently.

Date and Venue: India vs South Africa 2019, September 22 (Sunday), at 7:00 PM at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru

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Series Result

Match India  South Africa  Abandoned
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Match Prediction

India have been the dominant side in the shortest format of the game in recent times. They have outplayed South Africa on most occasions as they did in the last game in Mohali. Currently, India lead South Africa 9-5 in the 15 T20I matches  (including one abandoned match), they have played against each other.

And the Men in Blues look like the outright favourites considering the batting paradise Chinnaswamy is. India will hope to keep up their complete effort and register another whitewash against the Proteas after West Indies.

Ankush Das

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