After dominant wins in the first two Tests, India will hope to keep their winning streak intact when they face South Africa in the third and the final Test. The JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi will host the final game of the series starting from October 19 (Saturday).
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Virat Kohli & Co, who are currently at the top of the ICC World Test Championship will hope to consolidate their top spot with another win. As a result, the host will not take this game any lightly and go out with the best possible XI.
With the conditions offering more spin, India are likely to go back to their two-seamers strategy bringing in an extra batsman in the playing XI.
Here is the predicted playing XI of India for the third and final Test match against South Africa at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi:
Since making his Test debut in Australia, Mayank Agarwal has looked at the top with consistent returns. He has shown the maturity and technique required to be successful in the opening slot in red-ball cricket.
Agarwal, who has struck a double century and a hundred in the series so far will hope to finish the series with another big knock.