Last Update on: October 12th, 2022 at 11:08 am
India vs South Africa, India Playing 11 vs South Africa (Predicted), 3rd ODI. India is headed to Delhi on 11th October 2022 to take on South Africa at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla Ground for the third ODI. It will be a winner-takes-it contest as India takes on South Africa in the 3rd and the final ODI of the three-match series.
Indian team made a strong comeback in the 2nd game, winning it by 7 wickets to level the series after losing in the 1st game. The South African team would look to bounce back after their lacklustre show in the second game, where they failed to apply pressure on the Indian batsmen.
Indians have now gained confidence, and their batsmen look in good form. These players are used to playing in these conditions, adding to the side’s advantage. It will be an uphill challenge for the South Africans as the wicket in Delhi offers a sharp turn. It would be a high-stakes battle, and one is likely to see the two sides perform their best.
The weather in Delhi has not been good in the last couple of days. It has been raining quite regularly with the city has witnessed the highest rainfall since 2007.
Shikhar Dhawan would be happy with the kind of comeback his side made in the last game. They batted well and chased down a big score clinically. The bowling attack also restricted the South Africans to a relatively small score on a good batting surface, a confidence booster. Shikhar Dhawan shall aim for a similar show and bag the series 2-1.
Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill need to fire at the top, as they have looked rusty in both games the side has played. Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer played extremely well, and the latter shall feel confident after his hundred in the last match. Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, and Shahbaz Ahmed make it a formidable batting order.
Mohammad Siraj and Washington Sundar shall aim to strike early in this game as the South Africans are likely to struggle on this slow surface. Shardul Thakur must make good use of his variations on this track. Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, and Shahbaz Ahmed add to the side’s bowling options, and they would look to use their skills.
An all-round display from India saw them ease to a seven-wicket win over South Africa in the 2nd ODI. Chasing 279, India lost their openers – Shikhar Dhawan (13) and Shubman Gill (28) early inside nine overs but then the pair of Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan rebuild the innings with a huge 161-run partnership for the third wicket.
Ishan Kishan looked set for a maiden century but he missed it by seven runs, holing out on 93 off 84. However, Shreyas Iyer batted through and recorded a second ODI century and was unbeaten on 113. Sanju Samson made 30 off 36 as India finished with 282/3 in 45.5 Overs.
India are expected to play with the same side that played the decider although the player of the 2nd ODI match Shreyas Iyer could be in doubt for the series decider in Delhi on Tuesday after cramping during the game.
India vs South Africa, India Playing 11 (Predicted) vs South Africa, 3rd ODI
Shikhar Dhawan, the team’s skipper will open the innings with Shubman Gill in the ODIs against Proteas. He is nowadays preferred as an ODI specialist. The 36-year-old opener is leading the team in the absence of the 2022 T20I World Cup-bound squad.
He had successful tours of the West Indies and Zimbabwe where he amassed 168 runs and 154 runs averaging 56 and 77 respectively in 3 ODI series. He scored only 4 runs off 16 balls (in the 1st ODI) and 13 runs off 20 balls before being dismissed bowled by Wayne Parnell in both first two ODIs against Proteas. He would want to amend his stats by being back amongst runs at a quick scoring rate.
Shubman Gill was the Man of the series against West Indies and Zimbabwe where he amassed 205 and 245 runs respectively averaging 102.5 and 122.5. His last few ODI scores before the ODI series against Proteas read: 64,43,98* (against West Indies) and 82*, 33 and 130 (against Zimbabwe).
However, in the 1st ODI against Proteas, he managed only 3 off as many as 7 balls before being bowled by Kagiso Rabada. He scored 28 off 26 balls in the 2nd ODI which included 5 fours before being caught and bowled by Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada.
Shreyas Iyer will definitely be a one-down batter for the team in India- South Africa 2nd ODI. The right-handed batter could not perform well in the recent T20I series. He played in only the 3rd T20I against South Africa and got out for just 1 run.
He started with a better show in the opening ODI game against Proteas, scoring 50 off 37 balls in a lost cause. He continued his rich vein of form in the 2nd ODI and was awarded MOM for his scintillating unbeaten 113 off 111 balls including 15 fours which saw India successfully chase the 279 runs target in the 46th over. He may be replaced by Rajat Patidar or Rahul Tripathi if he isn’t fit in the 3rd ODI.
Sanju Samson managed an unbeaten career-best 86 off 63 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes in the 1st ODI against Proteas, but couldn’t take his team over the line as India lost by only 9 runs. In the 2nd ODI against Proteas, he scored an unbeaten 30 off 36 balls with 1 six and 1 four.
Sanju Samson played only 1 ODI in Sri Lanka 2021 tour where he scored 46 runs before managing 72 runs in 3 ODI matches on the West Indies tour and 58 runs in 3 ODIs against Zimbabwe. He will be preferred to bat in the middle order
Ishan Kishan (WK)
Ishan Kishan isn’t getting many chances in T20Is with Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik getting preferred instead nowadays. He scored an uncharacteristic slow 37-ball 20 at a poor strike rate of 54.05 as he struggled to get going in the 1st ODI against Proteas.
He retained his spot in the 2nd ODI as India dropped Ruturaj Gaikwad. He made the most use of the chance as he scored 93 off 84 balls with 4 fours and 7 sixes and was involved in a 161-run 3rd wicket stand with Shreyas Iyer before falling 7 runs short of a ton. He was dismissed by Bjorn Fortuin.
Washington Sundar, spin bowling all-rounder on Saturday replaced injured pacer Deepak Chahar in India’s squad for the remaining two ODIs against South Africa. Deepak Chahar had stiffness in his back after the third and final T20I against South Africa in Indore and did not feature in India’s Playing XI in the first ODI in Lucknow.
The 23-year-old Washington Sundar, who has also had injury issues in his young career, last played an ODI in February earlier this year. He picked 1/60 in 9 overs in the 2nd ODI dismissing Aiden Markram, who looked dangerous on 79.
Shardul Thakur missed making it to the 2022 T20I World Cup squad but has an impressive all-around average in both T20Is and ODIs. In the recent ODIs against West Indies, he picked 7 scalps averaging 17.86 in 3 ODIs and 4 scalps in 3 ODIs against Zimbabwe averaging 23.25.
Shardul Thakur picked 2/35 in the 1st ODI against Proteas claiming opener Janneman Malan and Temba Bavuma. He also scored a 31 ball 33 before being dismissed by Lungi Ngidi by trying to hit a shot. His all-round efforts went in vain as Proteas won by a mere 9 runs. In the 2nd ODI, he was a tad bit expensive returning with figures of 1/36 in 5 overs picking Wayne Parnell’s scalp.
Shahbaz Ahmed who had impressed with both bat and the ball in IPL and in the domestic circuit finally made his much-awaited debut in the 2nd ODI against Proteas. He trapped Janneman Malan lbw and returned with figures of 1/54. He was instrumental in Bengal reaching the Ranji Trophy semifinals. He scored 482 runs at an average of 60.25 and bagged 20 wickets in 5 matches.
Shahbaz Ahmed has played 29 matches in the IPL and has scored 279 runs, and picked up 13 wickets. He first earned an IPL contract in 2020 after he was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore- RCB. The left-arm spinner, Shahbaz Ahmed was bought back by the RCB at the 2022 IPL Mega Auction. In IPL 2022, he scored 181 runs in 16 matches averaging 27.38.
Kuldeep Yadav’s comeback performance in IPL 2022, in which he bowled more quickly and confidently while scooping up 21 wickets for Delhi Capitals, was a very encouraging sight. During India’s T20I series against South Africa in June, many people anticipated that his illustrious streak would continue.
But due to a hand injury, he was unable to play in that series, go to Ireland and England, or the ODIs against the West Indies. Kuldeep Yadav picked 3 scalps in as many ODIs against Zimbabwe averaging 41. Kuldeep Yadav picked 1 scalp of Aiden Markram who scored a duck in the 1st ODI and was economical returning with figures of 1/39 in 8 overs. In the 2nd ODI, he picked 1/49 in 9 overs getting dangerous Heinrich Klaasen out.
Mohammed Siraj debuted in 2019 in ODIs but has been in and out of the team with Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami’s emergence. He picked 4 scalps in 3 ODIs in the recent West Indies tour, averaging 29. Against Zimbabwe, he picked 2 scalps in as many games averaging 26.
He conceded 49 runs and was wicketless in the 1st ODI against Proteas, but picked 3/38 in 10 overs in the 2nd ODI against Proteas. He was the most economical and picked the most wickets for his team. He dismissed Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks and Keshav Maharaj in the 2nd ODI.
Avesh Khan has played 4 ODIs and has picked only 3 scalps, all in an ODI against Zimbabwe, averaging 68.67 at an economy of 6.75. He is yet to pick a wicket in the ongoing Proteas series returning with figures of 0/57 and 0/35 in the first two ODIs. He maybe given another chance in the 3rd ODI as Deepak Chahar is ruled out and uncapped Mukesh Kumar is inexperienced.
Avesh Khan failed to impress with the bowl in the Asia Cup 2022. He played two games for India in the group stage round and was very expensive. He picked 2 scalps in as many games at an economy of 12 and an average of 36. He was later ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup 2022 due to illness. He was axed for the Proteas and Australia series.