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The climax of India vs South Africa Test series 2021-22 has arrived. Both the teams will now take on each other in the 3rd and final Test. IND vs SA 3rd Test is scheduled to commence on January 11 at Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town. Currently, the series stands tied 1-1. India defeated South Africa in the 1st Test by 113 runs. South Africa outplayed India in the 2nd Test by 7 wickets.

For India, skipper Virat Kohli will be back to the team after missing the IND vs SA 2nd Test due to a back issue. Dean Elgar, who played an incredible knock for team’s victory in the last Test, will lead South Africa in the next game. Ahead of IND vs SA 3rd Test 2021, here we discuss India’s predicted playing XI in the match.

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IND vs SA: India’s Predicted Playing XI Against South Africa– India’s Tour of South Africa 2021-22, 3rd Test

KL Rahul

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KL Rahul (Photo Credit: (AP)

KL Rahul will be the opener of the team, however, he will not lead the team in IND vs SA 3rd Test like the previous game. KL Rahul is the top run-getter in the series currently, smashing 204 runs in 4 innings at an average of 51.0.

He slammed a match-winning century in the 1st Test and returned with a half-century in the 2nd game. The right-handed batsman is in an amazing form and will aim to provide a wonderful start to the team in batting.

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