India in danger of series loss
- South Africa nail batting template
- India look for spin revamp
India’s spin attack was taken apart by Heinrich Klaasen in a one-man show that buried India in Cuttack. South Africa now have a 2-0 lead in the series and have their eyes firmly set on a series win in Vizag. They have odds of 2.11 to win the game.
India, on the other hand, struggled against three batters in the two games and are looking for ways to revamp their spin attack to take the Proteas by surprise. They have odds of 1.65 to win the game, but will hope that they can win the toss to make use of the dew.
South Africa’s ridiculous form
South Africa have won 13 of their last 14 T20Is and missed out on one game in the T20 World Cup last year, effectively ending their World Cup semi-final hopes. The unlucky side have continued their winning streak post the World Cup. India, however, are struggling at home, but it would be harsh to rule them out with the toss playing a part in both results. Will the results change if India bat second? It might.
Our pick: India are still the stronger team on paper and are favourites to win this one. Back India at 1.65!
India will look to make a few changes with Ravi Bishnoi likely to get a run to trouble the South African spin hitters. Meanwhile, South Africa will ponder how to bring back Quinton de Kock now with his replacement Heinrich Klaasen winning the Player of the Match last game.
Keep an eye on…
India’s spinners: The major highlight from the first two games was how South Africa’s batters tackled spin quite easily. The IPL purple cap holder Yuzvendra Chahal failed in both games and could be on the bench for this third game.
Rassie van der Dussen: The bridge between Quinton de Kock-Temba Bavuma and David Miller-Heinrich Klaasen, Rassie fulfills a clear role in this South Africa batting line-up, one that he nailed in the first game.
TIP: Shreyas Iyer has been batting well for India. Back Shreyas Iyer at 4.13 to be India’s top batter!