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South Africa vs India, 3rd Test – Cricket Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
January 10, 2022 • 16:38 PM View: 1722

After leveling the series at Wanderers, South Africa will meet India at Newlands, Cape Town, on 11th January. 

SA v IND: Match Details

  • Date – Tuesday, January 11, 2022
  • Time – 2:00 PM IST
  • Venue – Newlands, Cape Town

SA v IND Match Preview:

Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, and Keegan Petersen have been rock solid for South Africa in batting in the last two games. These are the key batters for SA to take control of the Indian bowling. 


All four seamers - Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Duann Olivier, and Lungi Ngidi have been terrific in this series. Any of them can win South Africa the match. 

Indian middle-order will have to think a lot as to who will play and who will not with Virat Kohli coming back. Hanuma Vihari played in the last match while Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane built a crucial 100-run partnership in the 2nd innings. 

Mohammad Siraj isn't fit, meaning Ishant Sharma is likely to make the playing XI, alongside Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. Shardul Thakur had a terrific last match and will remain a key player. 

SA v IND Cricket Match Prediction:

India has never won a test match at Cape Town and going by the form of Indian batters and South Africa's fast bowlers, there is a good chance that the hosts might win this test. 

SA v IND Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 41
  • India – 15
  • South Africa – 16
  • Draw - 10

SA v IND Team News: 

  • South Africa - There are no injury concerns in the team as of now. 
  • India - Mohammad Siraj got injured in the last match and will miss this test. Virat Kohli will make his comeback in this game after missing the 2nd test. 

Cape Town Weather: 

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Not much rain is expected through the test match apart from day 1. The first morning could have a bit of rain but only for the first session, after that, it'll remain mostly cloudy. 

SA v IND Probable Playing XI:

  • South Africa - Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi
  • India - KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma/Umesh Yadav

SA v IND Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers - Kyle Verreynne
  • Batters - Virat Kohli, Lokesh Rahul, Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar
  • All-rounders - R Ashwin, Marco Jansen
  • Bowlers - Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada

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