SKY and co will look to give an improved performance in the last match of this series of the shortest format.
SKY and co will look to give an improved performance in the last match of this series of the shortest format.

South Africa Vs India 3rd T20 International Preview – Will SKY and Co Level The Series?

South Africa Vs India: India has lost the second match of the three match series of the shortest format against the hosts, South Africa. The visitors are down with 0-1 and they will have to win the third and the final game of this T20I series to draw the level. India will look to give an improved performance in the last match of this series of the shortest format.

South Africa Vs India: Suryakumar Yadav and his men will want to bounce back in this three match series of the T20 International format.

India had lost the second match of this series, against South Africa which was also a rain-hit encounter at St. George’s Park.

India lost the toss in yesterday’s game and they were put into bat by the hosts, South Africa. The visitors, India lost the openers early. But still reached the 180 runs after their 20 overs.

That was mainly because of skipper Suryakumar Yadav and Rinku Singh, who scored his maiden fifty in T20Is for the men in blue side.

Rinku was the top scorer of the 2nd T20I match
Rinku was the top scorer of the 2nd T20I matchImage Source - AFP Photo

But the rains again played a spoilsport and the target of 181 runs was reduced to 152 runs in 15 overs. The Indian bowlers couldn’t pick more than five wickets in the 2nd match, so they lost the game by 5 wickets. Now they are trailing 0-1 down in this three-match series of the T20 International format.

India will look to give an improved performance in the series-deciding match, which will be played tomorrow. The openers need to fire in the next game.

Jaiswal and Gill were out on 0 in the 2nd match of this series. They need to make a comeback and help India to do well in the last T20I match.

South Africa, on the other hand, will aim to seal the series at home. They bowled well and batted even better. The rains also helped them as they got a reduced target to chase.

Aiden Markram and co will want to keep the same momentum in the third and the final T20I match as well.   

Talking about the changes, South Africa will not change their winning combination and the men in blue side will also go with the same playing XI for the third and the last match of this shortest format series.

But still, they can think of adding Axar Patel in their squad. Patel did well in the T20I series against the Aussies recently and he is the man in form for Team India.

South Africa Vs India: Match Details

  • Match – South Africa Vs India 3rd T20 International Match

  • Venue – New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

  • Day – Thursday

  • Date – 13th December 2023

  • Toss Timings – 8 PM Indian Standard Time (IST), 2.30 PM GMT and 4.30 PM Local

  • Match Timings – 8.30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST), 3 PM GMT and 5 PM Local

  • Television Channel – Star Sports India Network

  • Live Streaming – Disney+ Hotstar Mobile Application

South Africa Vs India: 3rd T20 International Match - Playing Eleven Of Both The Teams

India – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav(c), Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel/Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, and Mukesh Kumar.

South Africa - Matthew Breetzke, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen(wk), David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Gerald Coetzee, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi.

South Africa Vs India: 3rd  T20 International Match - Fantasy Playing XI

Batters – Rinku Singh, Tilak Varma and Reeza Hendricks

Bowlers - Gerald Coetzee, Arshdeep Singh and Mukesh Kumar

All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja and Marco Jansen

Wicket-keeper – Heinrich Klaasen

Vice-captain –  Mohammed Siraj

Captain – David Miller

 SKY and co will look to give an improved performance in the last match of this series of the shortest format.
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