Ranchi, Oct 19, Sat – Oct 23, Wed at 09:30 AM IST
After Vishakhapatnam and Pune, it's time for the Ranchi where team India will look to wrap up the series by 3-0 against the ill-fated Proteas side. The third and final test of the series is scheduled to be played at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi from tomorrow.
South Africa's woes, who have already surrendered the series by 2-0, doesn't look to end in the near future. While they already suffered the loss of lead spinner Keshav Maharaj to an injury, the opening batsman Aiden Markram has also been ruled out of the Ranchi Test.
The visiting side is still not able to collect what's missing out? Is it the batting? Is it bowling? Or is it the toss? Proteas skipper Faf Du Plessis has lost nine tosses in a row in the subcontinent and there are chances that he might not turn up at the toss tomorrow at Ranchi.
On the other hand, India will have a solo aim of whitewashing Proteas by 3-0 in Ranchi after the record-breaking series win in Pune.
Series so far-
1st Test – India won by 203 runs
2nd Test – India won by an innings and 137 runs
Head-to-head (Last 5 Tests)
India – 4, South Africa – 1
Avg 1st inn score: 451
Avg 2nd inn score: 603
Avg 3rd inn score: 204
Highest Total: 603/9 (210 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Lowest Total:451/10 (137.3 Ov) by AUS vs IND
IND Playing 11:
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma/Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav
SA Playing 11:
Zubayr Hamza, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Senuran Muthusamy/Dane Piedt, Vernon Philander, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi/Anrich Nortje
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