The win at Pune Test marked India’s 25th home Test victory since 2013 while losing only a solitary match in 2017. The Virat Kohli led Team India are firm favourites to clean sweep the touring South Africa side 3-0. India, recorded their 11th consecutive Test series, would be looking to get hold of 40 ICC Test Championship points on offer.
It has been a dreadful two Tests for the hosts so far, and the woes have increased with the leading spinner Keshav Maharaj getting sidelined. Who do the tourists turn to salvage pride at Ranchi Test?
bet365: India – 5/13, South Africa – 9, Draw – 10/3
skybet: India – 4/11, South Africa – 8, Draw – 7/2
Who will win India vs South Africa Ranchi Test? India are favourites to win
Top India batsmen – Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli
Top South Africa batsmen – Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock
Top India bowlers– Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja
Top South Africa bowlers – Kagiso Rabada
IND Playing 11: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma/Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav
India can rest one of the quicks – Ishant Sharma or Mohammad Shami – to get Kuldeep into the XI.
SA Playing 11: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn/Zubayr Hamza, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Senuran Muthusamy/Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi/George Linde
Dane Piedt, Lungi Ngidi, Zubayr Hamza and George Linde are in contention to feature. Theunis de Bruyn and Senuran Muthusamy may sit out.
Fixture name – India vs South Africa, 3rd Test
Date – 19-23 October at 9:30 AM
Venue – JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
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