- South Africa will be hoping to seal the five-match T20I series against India on Tuesday
- The visitors chased down the totals of 212 and 149 in the first two games rather comfortably
- India will be hoping to produce a good show to keep the series alive
Indian team is still searching for their first win in the ongoing five-match T20I series against South Africa and will hope that the search ends on Tuesday, June 14 in Vizag in the third game. India have had their moments in both the games whether with the bat in Delhi or with the ball in the powerplay in Cuttack, however, they have failed to close down the game with a few limitations in one or two areas.
India’s middle-order struggled in the second game only for Dinesh Karthik to provide a rollicking finish and gave his bowlers a chance to defend a small total. Ishan Kishan has been the best batter for the hosts scoring 76 and 34 in the two games and his opening partner Ruturaj Gaikwad will hope to get some of his luck and play a longer innings having been dismissed for 23 and 1 in the last two games.
While the middle and lower order has still found its footing somewhat, the major area of concern for India will be the form of their spin duo Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal. Will India make any change in that department, only the time will tell but Chahal and Co. will have to come to the party in order to stop that Proteas train, which is running at full speed currently.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel’s form will be a big boost for the Indian team and would like to build on the same. For South Africa, on the other hand, different players are standing up for their side each time, whether it’s David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen in the first game or the returning Heinrich Klassen in the second and the management will hope that this can continue at least for one more game.
Who will win 3rd T20I: With the series on the line and everything to play for, expect India to come out all guns blazing and put on a terrific performance to get past the Proteas. The middle overs bowling will be a crucial factor in deciding the result of the game and after two off games, Yuzvendra Chahal is likely to bounce back and if he does, the Vizag crowd will get a mouthwatering game on Tuesday.