South Africa vs India Today Match Prediction. The India tour of South Africa is coming to an end with the third Test, which will pit the two sides against one other for the final time on January 11 at Newlands in Cape Town. Both teams have dominated each other in the same way. In Centurion, where South Africa had never lost a match against India, India won the opening Test by 113 runs. In the second Test, Shardul Thakur was exceptional with the ball, taking seven wickets.
The second Test match was held at Johannesburg’s Wanderers Stadium, where India had never lost a match. South Africa won the match by seven wickets because of Dean Elgar’s outstanding batting performance in the second innings when he scored 96 runs off 188 balls and was named player of the match. The hosts put forth a strong overall effort in the second Test to tie the series and the pacers have performed admirably for them.
Match: South Africa vs India 3rd Test, South Africa vs India Test Series.
Date: January 11, 2022
Time: 02:00 PM IST.
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town.
The weather in Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, is forecast to be spotty rainy. The daytime temperature will reach 23 °C, while the nighttime temperature will drop to 19 °C. The weather will be largely dry, with little or no precipitation and clouds covering 44% of the sky, with a 70% humidity level.
Newlands’ pitch is a tumultuous one. Bowlers will benefit from the increased bounce, and pacers, in particular, will continue to play a key role on this surface. Batting on this bowler-friendly surface requires batsmen to be on their toes.
Dean Elgar (c), Kyle Verreynne (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Duanne Olivier, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Marco Jansen.
Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.
Dean Elgar has a batting average of 67.33 and has scored 202 runs in two matches. His 96-run second-inning knock in the previous encounter was the difference between India and South Africa. Elgar has a long history of performing at Newlands.
Virat Kohli, India’s Test captain, was recently observed putting in some serious practice time in the nets ahead of the highly anticipated series decider against South Africa. The champion hitter is poised to return for the last match after missing the second Test due to a back spasm.
At Newlands, an exciting three-match Test series draws to a close with the series tied at 1-1. South Africa fought valiantly to defeat India in the second Test, making their fourth-innings run chase appear considerably easier than it was, thanks in large part to Dean Elgar’s magnificent fearless batting. The tourists’ performance in the first innings was criticized by India’s KL Rahul, and it is expected that they would improve in Cape Town. While Virat Kohli may not be in the greatest of form right now, his presence in Johannesburg was much missed.
Kohli is a real leader as captain, and his offensive mindset on the field may have made all the difference. If the Indian captain returns to the starting lineup, it will give the entire squad a significant lift, which will most certainly be reflected on the field of play. With that in mind, consider betting for India to win the third Test if Kohli is healthy enough to play. So we think India will end the test with a win.