IND vs SA T20: The touring South African cricket team is currently playing in a five-match T20 series on Indian soil. South Africa won the first match by 7 wickets in Delhi and the second match by 4 wickets in Cuttack. Thus, the team has a 2-0 lead in the series.
In this context, the 3rd T20 cricket match between India and South Africa is being played today at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Is this match life or death for the Indian team? Is the game. Because if they lose, the Indian team will lose the series.
While the Indian team has recorded a series win in 12 T20 matches, it has suffered 2 consecutive defeats in the ongoing series. In the match played in Kolkata, the team’s batting line-up performed well and scored strong runs. But, the bowling faltered. The match at Cuttack went upside down. Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was unbeaten on 4 for 13.
There was only one day off between the second and third matches. Thus, the Indian team must rearrange the plans to suit the team in this short period. They can also be expected to overcome the team’s shortcomings and show seriousness to play aggressively.
With South Africa having a completely different start to the series, the team is strong in batting and bowling. Wanderers, David Miller, Heinrich Klaassen, Bavuma and Rabada, Nordia and Wayne Barnell are in good form. Quinton de Kock, who missed the last game due to a hand injury, is expected to return to action.
The victory in the first 2 matches for the South African team will see the field with excitement. Also, he will be eager to win this match and capture the series. At the same time, the Indian team will show their strength in every possible way to start the winning account as it is imperative to win this match and not to miss the series. Therefore, the clash between the two teams will not be less in today’s match.
India (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
South Africa (Playing XI): Temba Bavuma(c), Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen(w), David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje