Virat Kohli and Dean Elgar
Virat Kohli and Dean Elgar, (Photo Credit: Getty)

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of the Test Match between India and South Africa. They will play against each other for the third and final time in the three-match Test series between them. The good news for all the Indian fans is that captain Virat Kohli will be back in the whites for the Men in Blue.

SA vs IND Match Details India tour of South Africa 3rd Test:

The 3rd Test match between South Africa and India will be played from the 11th of January to the 15th of January at Newlands, Cape Town.

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SA vs IND Match Preview India tour of South Africa 3rd Test:

The series currently stands at level with 1-1, with each team dominating once so far. India won the Centurion Test by 113 runs whereas South Africa won the Johannesburg Test by 7 wickets. The 3rd and final Test of the series are scheduled to be played at Cape Town. 

After winning the first Test at Centurion, India won the toss at Johannesburg and decided to bat first. India had a pretty ordinary first inning, where they managed to put up just 202 runs. KL Rahul was the only one to score a half-century. Marco Jansen picked 4 wickets while Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier hunted 3 scalps each.

In reply, South Africa scored 229 runs in their first inning, Keegan Petersen piled up 62 runs while Temba Bavuma scored 51 runs. Shardul Thakur was the pick of the bowlers as he fetched 7 wickets.

In the second innings, India stacked up 266 runs on the board, with the help of half-centuries from Rahane and Pujara. Jansen, Ngidi and Rabada hunted 3 scalps each.

South Africa chased down the total to make it their first Test win against India at this venue. Dean Elgar stood tall with the ball once again and piled up an unbeaten 96 to help his team get across the line.

SA vs IND Match Weather Report India tour of South Africa 3rd Test:

The temperature is expected to hover around 18-20°C on the matchdays, with 65-70 % humidity and 21-24 km/hr wind speed. There are nearly 60% chances of precipitation during the initial days of the game.

SA vs IND Match Pitch Report India tour of South Africa 3rd Test:

The surface at Cape Town provides a huge help to the pacers and is predicted to act similarly in this match as well. Initial swing for the pacers towards the early half and decent turn for the spinners towards the latter half can be seen once again in this Test as well. Batters will need to spend quality time on this track early on to get going.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score on this wicket is 340.

Record of chasing teams:

The team batting second doesn’t enjoy good records here. They have a winning percentage of 45 on this track.

SA vs IND Match Injury Update India tour of South Africa 3rd Test:

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has confirmed that speedster Mohammed Siraj isn’t match fit and hence either Umesh Yadav or Ishant Sharma will replace him in the first XI for the third Test.

SA vs IND Match Probable XIs India tour of South Africa 3rd Test:

India: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma

South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Virat Kohli has been a formidable batter in the Test format, he has piled up 7 double-centuries, 27 centuries and 27 half-centuries in this format to date. He will be playing the third Test and is expected to do well once again

KL Rahul is yet another attacking batter at the top, he has added 2525 runs to his Test tally and will be among the top fantasy picks for this game. He has amassed 204 runs in 4 innings so far and can come in handy once again here.

Mohammad Shami has hunted 206 wickets in 56 Test matches so far. He has picked 11 wickets in 2 games so far and will be a major threat for the Proteas once again here.

Jasprit Bumrah has grabbed 107 wickets in 26 Test matches so far in his Test career, he will be another safe player to consider in the fantasy team. He has picked 6 wickets in 2 games of this series so far.

Dean Elgar has added 4549 runs in 71 Test matches so far. The Proteas skipper is the backbone of his side’s batting and will be hoping to deliver from the front yet again. He has been phenomenal in this series with the bat, having scored 202 runs in 4 innings.

In his 28 matches Test career so far, Aiden Markram has scored 1876 runs with the help of 5 centuries and 9 half-centuries. He is going through a rough patch but will be an excellent pick for this game.

Kagiso Rabada has been one of the most consistent performers for the South African side over the years, the pacer has hunted 226 wickets in 49 matches so far. He can also provide a helping hand with the bat. He has hunted 13 scalps in 2 matches so far in this series.

SA vs IND Match Captain and Vice-Captain choices India tour of South Africa 3rd Test:

Captain – KL Rahul, Dean Elgar

Vice-Captain – Marco Jansen, Mohammad Shami

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SA vs IND Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Rishabh Pant

Batsmen – KL Rahul ©, Temba Bavuma, Mayank Agarwal, Dean Elgar

All-rounders – Marco Jansen (vc), Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowlers – Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada, Shardul Thakur

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team India Tour of South Africa
SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SA vs IND Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Rishabh Pant

Batsmen – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Dean Elgar (c), Virat Kohli

All-rounder – Marco Jansen

Bowlers – Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada (vc), Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team India Tour of South Africa
SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction.

SA vs IND Match Expert Advice India tour of South Africa 3rd Test:

Dean Elgar and KL Rahul will be among the top captaincy choices for the small leagues as well as mega leagues. Shardul Thakur and Lungi Ngidi are the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy/Dream11 combination for this game is 1-4-1-5.

SA vs IND Match Probable Winners India tour of South Africa 3rd Test:

Considering the team’s strengths, home advantage, and records, the South African side is expected to win this match.


Vicky Singh

Ex-National level Cricketer, Cricket Analyst & Fantasy Sports Expert.