Date: 23 January 2022
Time: 2 PM IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
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South Africa have already claimed the series and they have nothing to prove to anyone. The Temba Bavuma-led team has produced some high-class cricket to outclass a top-side like India. On the other hand, KL Rahul has not had a great start to his captaincy career as his team lost both the games and by a fine margin. However, he will have a chance to correct his mistakes in the third and final ODI at Cape Town. India will expect themselves to put a decent performance end the tour on a positive note. The pitch and weather at Cape Town is going to be quite similar to that of Paarl.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Deepak Chahar/Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
South Africa: Janeman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala/Marco Jansen
Plenty of runs have been scored in the first two games and with conditions likely to remain the same at Cape Town, batters will have another good outing. For South Africa, while Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen shone in first game, Quinton de Kock and Janenam Malan dominated the Indian bowlers in the second match. So, as these four are expected to come to the party in the third game as well, keeping them in the fantasy team won’t be a bad idea. In the bowling department, either of the spinners with Lungi Ngidi is a better option.
Meanwhile, from the Indian camp, the top four scored in the two games and thus become a good choice for the fantasy team. Suryakumar Yadav might get a go-ahead in the last game in place of Shreyas Iyer and can be a good pick for some extra points. From the bowling department, Bumrah and Shardul Thakur look the only good options.
People’s pick for Fantasy
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rassie van der Dussen, Janeman Malan, Suryakumar Yadav
All-rounders: Andile Phehlukwayo, Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers: Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur
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