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| On Jan 9, 2022 8:30 PM IST

SA vs IND: Possible India Playing 11 for 3rd Test


Possible India Playing 11: India were handed a reality check by South Africa in the second Test, as they succumbed to a seven wicket loss, despite having a good total on the board. They will look to bounce back in the final Test, and claim that precious series win in South Africa. Virat Kohli is expected to recover from a back spasm, and again lead Team India in the decider. Kohli’s presence was hugely missed in the second Test, where, KL Rahul marshalled the troops.

Team News

  • Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul will open the innings for the visitors.
  • C. Pujara comes into bat at number three, whereas, Virat Kohli reclaims his place at number four.
  • A huge decision has to be made between Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari. However, given Rahane’s experience and a quick 50 in the previous Test, he will get the nod ahead of Vihari.
  • Rishabh Pant has not had a good series with the bat so far, as he bats at number six, with R. Ashwin at number seven.
  • Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, M. Siraj and Shardul Thakur form the pace bowling attack.

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IND Playing 11 (likely)

Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul will open the batting for the visitors. C. Pujara scored a 50 in his last innings, and he will bat at number three for India. Virat Kohli returns to the side, and will bat at number four. Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant form the middle order for the world number 1 ranked side.

Ravi Aswhin and Shardul Thakur will be the two all-rounders for Team India. M. Shami, M. Siraj and J. Bumrah form a strong pace bowling unit, alongside Shardul Thakur.


IND Playing 11

  1. Mayank Agarwal
  2. KL Rahul
  3. Cheteshwar Pujara
  4. Virat Kohli (c)
  5. Ajinkya Rahane
  6. Rishabh Pant (wk)
  7. Shardul Thakur
  8. Ravi Ashwin
  9. Jasprit Bumrah
  10. Mohammed Shami
  11. Mohammed Siraj

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India Squad

India Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj, Priyank Panchal

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  1. Virat Kohli in Test vs South Africa
Matches Runs Avg SR HS 100s 50s
13 1128 56.40 59.39 254 3 3


2. Jasprit Bumrah in Test vs South Africa

Matches Wickets Avg Economy 5w BBI Maidens
5 20 26.90 3.04 1 5/54 29


3. KL Rahul in Test vs South Africa

Matches Runs Avg HS SR 100s 50s
4 234 29.25 123 39.72 1 1

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