Last Update on: October 11th, 2022 at 12:43 pm
India vs South Africa, South Africa Playing 11 vs India (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.
Temba Bavuma will likely make a comeback to the side after being rested in the last game. He needs to inspire confidence in the side that suffered a big loss. It will be a big test for the South African batsmen as the wicket would be tough to score runs on. Temba Bavuma shall look for an energetic show from his players in this game.
Openers Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock have done well, and the side needs a solid start from them. Reeza Hendricks played a good knock for the side, and he will need to do well along with Temba Bavuma and Heinrich Klaasen in the middle order. David Miller adds firepower down the order and must do well alongside Wayne Parnell.
Wayne Parnell and Bjorn Fortuin must bowl good spells with the new ball, as the wicket isn’t likely to offer them much assistance. Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje are experienced bowlers and have important roles in this game. The side would also expect good spells from Keshav Maharaj, who will enjoy the conditions.
South Africa’s decision to bat first backfired in the 2nd ODI. They also lost openers early but Aiden Markram and Reeza Hendricks revived their innings with a century stand. Aiden Markram made 79 while Reeza Hendricks scored 74.
Temba Bavuma is expected to slot back in the side in place of Janneman Malan if he is fit. Lungi Ngidi might take his place back ahead of Anrich Nortje who has been in terrible rhythm. Tabraiz Shamsi will come back into the side in place of Bjorn Fortuin.
India vs South Africa, South Africa Playing 11 vs India (Predicted), 3rd ODI
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock was dismissed after scoring only 1 in the 1st T20I against India. He was clean-bowled by Arshdeep Singh. He scored 69* in the 2nd T20I against India and 68 in the 3rd T20I against India before being run out.
He was the highest run-getter in the India T20I series with 138 runs averaging 69 in 3 T20Is. In ODIs against India, he has the most tons (6). He scored 48 off 54 balls before being trapped lbw off debutant spinner Ravi Bishnoi in the 1st ODI and scored only 5 off 8 balls before being bowled by Mohammed Siraj. He will look to be among the runs in the 3rd ODI against India.
South African captain Temba Bavuma got injured during the Proteas’ last India tour in June 2022 managing just 61 runs in 4 T20Is averaging 20.33. He retired hurt after scoring 8* in the 4th T20I and didn’t play subsequent England and Ireland T20Is. In the ongoing tour, he managed only 3 runs in as many T20Is after being dismissed without scoring in the first two matches.
His pathetic form in the ongoing tour continued as he was dismissed after hitting two boundaries in the 1st ODI. He scored 8 off 12 balls before being clean-bowled by Shardul Thakur in the 1st ODI and didn’t play the 2nd ODI of feeling unwell. He may replace opener Janneman Malan who scored 22 and 25 in the 1st two ODI matches.
Aiden Markram is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from South Africa. Aiden Markram scored 25 in the 1st T20I and helped his team recover from 9/5. He didn’t bat in the 3rd while scoring 33 in the 2nd T20I.
He was dismissed without scoring in the 1st ODI as Kuldeep Yadav uprooted his stumps by bowling an excellent delivery. He played 5 balls, didn’t trouble the scorers and also didn’t bowl. He scored 79 off 89 balls in the 2nd ODI which included 7 fours and 1 six and was involved in a 129 runs 3rd wicket partnership with Reeza Hendricks.
Reeza Hendricks warmed the bench in all 3 T20Is in the ongoing India tour. Reeza Hendricks scored 57, 53, 70 (against England) before his 74 and 42 (against Ireland). He was the leading run-getter against England, amassing 180 runs in 3 T20Is averaging 60. Reeza Hendricks finally got a chance to play in the 2nd ODI against India and scored 74 runs off 76 balls which included 9 fours and 1 six.
There will be high hopes from David Miller following his exploits for the Gujarat Titans (GT) in IPL 2022. The attacking left-hander displayed a different kind of maturity, smashing 481 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of 142.73. He managed 96 runs averaging 48 in 5 T20Is in June 2022 against India.
David Miller scored an unbeaten 106 in the 2nd T20I which went in vain after being dismissed without scoring in the opening T20I. He scored an unbeaten 19 off 5 balls including 3 sixes in the 3rd T20I, at a strike rate of 380. He was the 2nd highest scorer in the preceding T20I series, amassing 125 runs.
He scored an unbeaten 75 off 63 balls and was involved in an unbroken 139-run stand with MOM Heinrich Klaasen (74*) in the 1st ODI, which was won by Proteas by 9 runs. He scored an unbeaten 35 off 34 in the 2nd ODI.
Heinrich Klaasen scored a 65 ball 74* studded with 6 fours and 2 sixes and was involved in an unbroken 139 runs partnership with David Miller (75*) in the 1st ODI against India. He was awarded the Man of the Match for his stellar show with the bat.
After Quinton de Kock (48) gave a flying start to South Africa, Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller (75*) took charge of the side and went on to put on an unbeaten 139-run stand for the fifth wicket to help the tourists post 249/4 in 40 overs in the rain-hit first ODI match in Lucknow. He scored 30 off 26 in the 2nd ODI.
Wayne Parnell, the 33-year-old left-arm quick made a comeback to the T20I squad after a gap of 5 years. He is the first former Kolpak player to be recalled for the national team since the system ceased to exist.
Wayne Parnell picked 2 scalps in the June 2022 India series playing 3 T20Is and 7 scalps in 2 T20Is against Ireland. He returned with figures of 4-0-14-0 against India in the 1st T20I besides scoring useful 24 runs. His figures read 0/54 in the 2nd T20I and 2/41 in the 3rd T20I. Overall, he picked 2 scalps in 3 T20Is averaging 54.5.
In ODIs, he hasn’t played much since his return in ODI 50 overs format. Before the bilateral matches against Bangladesh, Netherlands and India, he featured last in the 2017 Champions Trophy. He picked 1/38 in the 1st ODI against India. He scored 16 off 22 in the 2nd ODI and picked 1/44 in 5 overs.
Keshav Maharaj bowled excellently in the 1st ODI as he was economical (1/23 in 8 overs at an economy of 2.9). He had an off day returning with figures of 0/45 in 7 overs in the 2nd ODI. In the spin department, the bowling duo of Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi will want to choke the flow of runs during the middle overs.
Keshav Maharaj scored 41 in the first T20I in the preceding T20I series against India and picked 2/23 and 2/34 in the next two T20Is after getting hammered in the 1st T20I (0/21 in 3 overs).
Lungi Ngidi took 3/52 in the first ODI including wickets of Shreyas Iyer and Shardul Thakur at crucial junctures as his team South Africa won the 1st ODI by 9 runs. Lungi Ngidi made his debut in 2017-2018 and has played sporadically. He didn’t play the 2nd ODI but may play the 3rd in place of Anrich Nortje who was one of the most expensive pacers in that match with figures of 0/60 in 8.5 overs.
Another option is seam-bowling allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo who made himself a part of South Africa’s white-ball sides with his skill at the death, the ability to disguise his slower ball, and the ability to contribute with the bat as a finisher.
Kagiso Rabada will be South Africa’s pace spearhead in the upcoming series against India. He had a memorable IPL 2022 campaign for the Punjab Kings (PBKS). He was the third-leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 23 wickets in 13 games at a strike rate of 12.52.
He was predicted to be key to the Proteas’ fortunes in the T20I series but picked only 2 scalps and went for plenty (0/57) in the 2nd T20I but was economical in the other two matches (1/16 in 1st T20I and 1/24 in 3rd T20I). In the 1st ODI, he returned with figures of 2/36 in 8 overs in a rain-truncated game. He had figures of 1/59 in 10 overs in the 2nd ODI.
Tabraiz Shamsi is a genuine wicket-taker, as his record proves. The pitch at Delhi is expected to provide some assistance for the spinners, and the spin duo of Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi will want to take full advantage of those conditions in the India vs South Africa 3rd ODI.
Tabraiz Shamsi played the 1st T20I but was expensive as he conceded 27 runs in 2.4 overs and was wicketless. He warmed the bench in the next two T20Is.
He was too expensive as Indian batters took him to the cleaners in the 1st ODI, where he conceded 89 runs in only 8 overs besides picking a scalp. Bjorn Fortuin (1/52 in 9 overs) replaced him in the 2nd ODI, but the veteran spinner may be brought back as conditions at Delhi would suit him.