After losing both Test and ODI Series in 2022. India will be looking to avoid a whitewash in the ongoing ODI series. India will be playing the final ODI for pride to avoid 0-3 defeat and KL Rahul will be looking for his first international win as Indian skipper. South Africa are looking like a real threat for India in this format as Indian bowlers had no answers for Proteas’ solid batting lineup. India are expected to make one or two changes in their lineup after lackluster performance from some players. For South Africa, players like van der Dussen, Skipper Bavuma and Quinton de Kock are expected to step up once again with the bat in final ODI of the series.
Numbers and Stats before start of SA vs IND 3rd ODI:
1 – If India loses the 3rd ODI then KL Rahul will become the first Indian Player to lose first three ODI matches as Captain.
1 – Janneman Malan need 1 more run to complete 1000 runs in international cricket.
2 – Yuzvendra Chahal needs 2 more wickets to pick 100 wickets in ODIs.
12 – Rishabh Pant needs 12 more runs to complete 3000 runs in international cricket.
17 – Virat Kohli has been century-less in his last 17 ODI innings. Last ODI Century of Kohli came against West Indies on Aug, 2019.
Longest streak of Virat Kohli going century-less in ODIs:
17 innings in 2019-2022
17 innings in 2011
16 innings in 2013
31 – South Africa have won 31 out of 37 ODI matches that they have played on Newlands, Cape Town Ground. But despite this, India have defeated South Africa twice in the four ODI meetings when they played on this venue.
India vs South Africa results on Newlands, Cape Town:
South Africa defeated India by 6 wickets in 1992
South Africa defeated India by 106 runs in 2006
India defeated South Africa by 2 wickets in 2011
India defeated South Africa by 124 runs in 2018
46 – KL Rahul needs 46 more runs to complete 6000 runs in international cricket.