South Africa is on redemption against team India. Remember the whitewash defeat they got at the hands of the Indian players in the 2015-16 tour of India. The hosts want to pay back in the same coin to the guests. India, on the other hand, has a lot at stake as the players do not want to be the first in the team to suffer a whitewash on the South African soil since 1991-92.
In the third Tests, it’s the pride of team India that is to be defended at the Wanderers Stadium. Despite the series is already in the favor of the hosts, it is important that team India manage to hold a fair performance against SA. The match begins at 10 am local time and don’t forget to follow our Live Score Card for India vs. South Africa 3rd Test to get latest updates.
This match is important for India because it will affect the very core reason why the team embarked on this journey. Indian will not a 3-0 defeat, that will give hosts the smile and guests the blushes not only on the SA shores but also back at home.
Speaking of the changes Ajinkya Rahane is making a comeback to the XI list to add much-needed muscle to the terribly performing batting order. Rohit Sharma is making way for Rahane and it will be a serious responsibility on him to perform.
The pitch at the Wanderers Stadium has taken a serious hammer from the sun and also it is expected to shower over the next few days. Such conditions put Indian team in a fix whether to go with a 5 man bowling unit or add an extra batsman to the team.
Indian bowling unit will try to maximize the potential of Bhuvneshwar Kumar who is replacing R Ashwin for the match as Wanderers allows more space for spinners to perform. South Africa has played their last two matches without a change and for this game as well there is tweak made.
In this Test it will be the game of the batting order as both the teams have performed similarly in bowling segment picking 20 wickets in the last 2 Tests. Over the next five days, will see SA batting order making a charge while their bowlers taking a swing at the Indian batsmen.