The last match of the 3-match Test series between India-South Africa (IND vs SA) is to be played in Cape Town. Both the teams are very excited for this. By winning the second Test match played in Johannesburg, the hosts have leveled the series 1-1. But, the eyes of both the teams will be on the final deciding match. This match, to be held from January 11 to 15, will be played at the Newlands Cricket Stadium. Both the teams have geared up for this match.
one side where Virat Kohli Under the captaincy of the Indian team will go with the intention of winning the series. So the host team will enter this last match with the intention of maintaining history. Because the Indian team has never won on Cape Town soil nor has ever won a series here. That is, this match between the teams is going to be very exciting. Because both the teams will give their lives to win this series. So let’s have a look before the match on all the information related to this second match between India-South Africa (IND vs SA)…
Team India will have a keen eye on changing history
Team India has reached this tour for the first time after the year 2018 and started with a tremendous victory. After winning the Centurion Test match, India had a chance to create history. But, after the defeat in Johannesburg, Team India also lost this opportunity. But, captain Virat Kohli has the last chance to achieve a new feat as a captain. For this he will need the contribution of all the team members as seen in the Centurion Test.
The bowlers will play as much as the batsmen will play in India’s victory. At the same time, the batsmen also have to give their best. Because India has never won a Test match at Cape Town. Which will be no less than a big challenge for the team. So the whole team has to give their best. Talking about the playing XI of the Indian team, 2 major changes are possible in this. Captain Kohli will return in place of Hanuma and Siraj can be replaced by Ishant or Umesh Yadav.
With the intention of repeating history, the African team will enter the decider
Talking about the second test match between India and South Africa (IND vs SA), where this match is going to be held, the host team has always won. That is, the African team will have the upper hand. But, the visiting team also cannot be considered weak. Because in the Centurion Test, Team India created history. But, this is the home soil of the Africa team. Whose advantage captain Dean Elgar would definitely like to raise.
The way African batsmen as well as bowlers performed amazingly in Johannesburg, it was very impressive. In such a situation, Team India will have to pay special attention to its batting order. At the same time, after winning the second Test, both the teams, which have leveled the series at 1-1, are eyeing the series. But, the African team would like to retain history by capturing the series again. That is, the competition between both the teams is going to be equal. At the same time, the chances of change in the Africa team are very less, in such a situation, Africa can go into the last match with the winning team.
How will the weather be?
The thrill of the third Test match to be played between India and South Africa (IND vs SA) is already speaking to the fans. Because this is the last deciding match of the series. Both the teams are just 1 win away from the series. However, after long years, India has got another chance to create history. Which captain Kohli would definitely like to capitalize on and would also like to do a series win under his captaincy.
However, on the day of the match, the weather is creating the biggest problem. There is a 64 percent chance of rain in Cape Town on January 11. That is, the weather can spoil the game on the first day. However, the fans would like that the match starts without any interruption. So let us tell you about the weather of the five days.
Weather Report 5 Days
first day: Temperature 22-17 degrees, humidity 60-71%, wind, 31-25 kmph, chance of rain 50 to 64%
second day: Temperature 27-18 degrees, humidity 45-56%, wind, 34-26 kmph, no rain expected.
day 3: Temperature 31-19 degrees, humidity 53-65%, wind, 22-16 kmph, no rain during the day.
Fourth day: Temperature 28-19 degrees, humidity 60-70%, wind, 18-11 kph, chance of rain 1%
Fifth Day: Temperature 25-18 degrees, humidity 72-80%, wind, 24-13 kmph, 14% chance of rain
After this, there is no chance of rain on the second day of the match and on the third day (January 12 and 13). On the fourth day on January 14, only one percent rain is expected. At the same time, on the fifth day on January 15, it increases to only 19 percent. In this way we can say that except the first day of the match, the weather will be clear for the rest of the four days.
How will the condition of the pitch be?
Looking at the history of Cape Town, now 58 Test matches have been played here and the average score has not crossed 328. Most of the fast bowlers have always been helped on the wicket here and they have troubled the batsmen. The Newlands ground has always been helpful not only for spinners but for fast bowlers. That’s why the wicket here is prepared according to the fast bowlers. In the Test matches between India and South Africa, here fast bowlers have got 124 and spinners have got 34 wickets. That is, in the final deciding match, the fast bowlers will dominate.
head to head
Team India has played 5 test matches so far at Newlands Cricket Stadium. For the first time in 1993, a Test match was played between the two teams here. Which the Indian team was successful in getting the draw done. Talking about the head to head match between the two teams played on this ground, the result of 3 matches in 5 test matches has been in favor of the African team. While 2 matches have been drawn, that is, the Indian team has not won a single test at this ground. According to these figures, the host team will have the upper hand.
where can i watch
The last and third test match between South Africa and India (IND vs SA) will be played at Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town without the presence of fans. To get the thrill of this match, you can watch the match live on Star Sports Network. This match will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network and in addition the match will also be streamed online on the Disney + Hotstar mobile app. This match will start at 1:30 pm Indian time.
Something like this can be the possible XI of both the teams
Team India: KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.
South Africa Team: Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Rassi van der Dussen, Keegan Pietersen, Kyle Veren (wk), Marco Jensen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duane Olivier, Lungi Ngidi.