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IND vs SA Live 3rd T20: India Rest Virat Kohli And KL Rahul In 3rd Match As South Africa Look To Bounce Back

India have already clinched the series against South Africa. India have already won the two matches of the three-matches long series against South Africa.

As the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is approaching in the near future, the Mission World Cup looks promising as the Indian batting line-up is looking in great touch, But on the other hand, the missing of Jasprit Bumrah from the Squad has rendered a weak Bowling Line-up for the World Cup.

This Tuesday, India will again meet South Africa at Indore. Holkar Stadium is a Small Ground known for seeing many Sixes. Along with small dimensions, the pitch is dead too adding ice over the cake. It is none less than a Batting Paradise.

Indian Cricket Team, Asia Cup 2022
Indian Cricket Team. Image Credits: BCCI

India Will Rest Kohli and Rahul Against South Africa

Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli. Image Credits: BCCI

As India has already sealed the series against South Africa, the Board Of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to give the rest to Two players ahead of the World T20 Cup. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have been given a short break to head home and recuperate before departing for the T20 World Cup on October 6. This could mean an opportunity for Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer to get some batting time out in the middle. Shahbaz Ahmed, the batting allrounder, may also stand a chance of making his India debut.

The South African Team will be worried about Temba Bavuma’s form. He scored a Four-ball duck in Thiruvananthapuram and a Seven-ball duck in Guwahati. Temba Bavuma’s T20 form and approach have been under much scrutiny. The debates rage on about whether he’s the best player to lead South Africa in this format. That he didn’t attract any bids at the SA20 auction last month has magnified his struggles even more.

Some runs and confidence will be welcome heading into Australia. At Holkar stadium, there is a good pitch and small boundaries as well. South Africa will definitely need some runs from Bavuma.

On the other hand, Team India will be concerned about Arshdeep Singh. He is just 13 T20Is old but has already seen different ends of the emotional spectrum. At the Asia Cup, he was at the centre of merciless trolling for a dropped catch in a tight game against Pakistan.

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar. Image Credits: BCCI

He bounced back with superb final overs even though it didn’t translate into Indian victories. In Guwahati, he came in on the high of a three-wicket over that setup India’s win but got his radar wrong and was taken apart for 62 off his full quota. With a huge cloud over Bumrah, Arshdeep will want to do everything he can to stay in contention because there are a lot of options at India’s disposal.

India’s Probable 11: Rohit Sharma (capt), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, R Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh

South Africa’s Probable 11: ¬†Temba Bavuma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw/Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

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