SA vs IND: South Africa have outplayed India in the first two ODIs, and have claimed the three match ODI series. Hence, the third ODI in Cape Town on Sunday is a dead encounter. However, it is still a vital match, given that the hosts would like to inflict a whitewash. Moreover, India will look to find their right balance, as the 50-over ICC World Cup is just about 15 months away. Indian bowlers have not been at their best, and have failed to pick up wickets at crucial stages of the game.
It was again a disappointment when it came to India’s batting performance. Only KL Raul and Rishabh Pant scored half-centuries, whereas, Shardul Thakur chipped in with 40 runs towards the end. With just two wickets down and Pant dictating terms, there was yet another batting collapse for India.
South African openers did a brilliant job, as Quinton de Kock smashed 78 runs off 66 balls. Janneman Malan scored a knock of 91 runs off 108 balls, as the two put on an opening stand of 132 runs. The middle order all chipped in with crucial knocks of 30 runs.
South Africa vs India Head to Head in ODIs: Total 86: SA 48, IND: 36
South Africa have batted brilliantly throughout the course of the two ODIs, as all batsman have chipped in with runs. Meanwhile, the Protea bowlers have been on target, as they have kept the Indian top order rather quiet. Virat Kohli was again dismissed by Keshav Maharaj for a duck in the second ODI. Meanwhile, Shamsi caused trouble to the Indian batsman, as he picked up two wickets.
Betway: SA: 2.10, IND: 1.72
Bet365: SA: 2.20, IND: 1.72
Virat Kohli was dismissed without scoring in the second ODI against South Africa. The former Indian skipper will look to score big in the final ODI, as the visitors will want to avoid a whitewash. Shikhar Dhawan also failed to score big in the second ODI, being dismissed for a score of 29 runs. KL Rahul looked a bit scratchy in the middle, yet managed to score 55 runs, with the help of almost three lifelines. Here are the top picks for the South Africa vs India 3rd ODI Dream11 Team Prediction:
1. Virat Kohli in ODI Series
Virat Kohli scored 51 runs in the first ODI, but failed to score a single run in the second game. The Indian batter has a terrific average against South Africa, and will look to bounce back in style in Cape Town.
2. Rassie van der Dussen in ODI Series
Rassie van der Dussen has been unbeaten in both innings so far. The Protea batter scored 129 runs in the first ODI, and scored an unbeaten knock of 37 runs in the second ODI.
3.Jasprit Bumrah in ODI Series
Jasprit Bumrah has picked up three wickets in the two ODI so far. The pacer picked two wickets in the first ODI, and one wicket in the second game. He dismissed Janneman Malan who was well set on 91 runs.
If SA bats first: 280-310
If IND bats first: 280-310
The pitch at Cape Town is expected to be play like most South African tracks. The Protea spinners have done well so far, with Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi generating a lot of purchase from the track. The average first innings score in Cape Town is just 234 runs, whereas, the average second innings score is 186 runs. 29 matches have been won by the team batting first, hence the captain winning the toss will look to bat first.
The weather is expected to be on the brighter side for the third ODI. The temperatures could go as high as 29 degree Celsius, and we could go as low as 19 degree Celsius. However, the temperature seems to cool down as we move into the latter stages of the game.
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