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India vs South Africa, South Africa tour of India, 2019, Today Match Prediction 19 Oct 2019

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India

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Toss Winner - India won the toss and chose to bat first

India beat South Africa by 202 runs

India look to whitewash South Africa 3-0!

  • India has won a record 11th consecutive home series with this series win against South Africa team.
  • South Africa has lost 5 out of the last 6 matches played in India with one match being washed out by rain.
  • Indian bowlers have claimed all 40 South African wickets whereas South African team has taken only 16 Indian wickets in this series.

India will win this match surge ahead in ICC Championship points table!

Tournament: South Africa tour of India, 2019 | Format: Test Match | Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India | Toss: To Bat

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The Indian team has clinched the series 2-0 and has already reached 200 points in the ICC Test Championship points table. Indian Skipper Virat Kohli was very local about his team not stepping off the pedal despite the series win and they also have 40 championship points on offer for this match. The Indian team will be delighted with their victories on sporting pitches which were by no means rank turners. India will take this opportunity to further inflict South African team with a loss.

South Africa team is looking lost and is searching for a miracle to happen to turnaround their fortunes. They have been beaten by huge margins of 203 runs& an innings & 137 runs in both the matches. They will look to put on a spirited performance in this last test match on the tour.

India Preview

India has been clinical with their performances in both the test matches. Skipper Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma have notched up centuries and double centuries in the two matches. They have racked up 300+ runs in this series. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have built vital partnerships in the middle with their 50+ scores in the middle. Ravindra Jadeja is India`s declaration specialist who can make some quick runs to help the team finish the innings on a high. Indian bowlers are right on the money in both the matches taking 40 wickets so far.

Spinners Ravi Ashwin & Ravindra Jadeja are leading the wickets charts with 14 & 10 wickets respectively so far. Umesh Yadav returned to the playing XI in the last match and made an impact with 6 wickets in the match. Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma are constantly troubling the SA batsmen with their disciplined bowling. India will hope to repeat their performances in the first two matches and seal the series 3-0.

India Predicted Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (Wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma/Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav

India Actual Playing XI:

Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Shahbaz Nadeem, Cheteshwar Pujara, WP Saha, Virat Kohli, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami

South Africa Preview

South Africa team is in a bit of turmoil after their morale crushing defeats in both the test matches. Faf Du Plessis and Keshav Maharaj were the only players to score 50+ runs in the last match. Dean Elgar and Quinton De Kock failed to make a mark after starting the series with centuries in the first match. Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, and Thenis De Bruyn are struggling with the bat with meager returns in this series. Zubayr Hamza and Heinrich Klassen may get a game in the starting XI this match.

South African bowlers are yet to dismiss the Indian team in an innings with India declaring in all their three innings. Kagiso Rabada took the first three wickets of the Indian innings but he was lent very little support from the other end. Dane Piedt or George Linde may come in to replace Keshav Maharaj, who is sidelined due to injury. Anrich Nortje and Vernon Philander did not take a single wicket despite bowling 50 overs between them in the last test. South Africa will like to bring some new faces in the team to boost their spirit in this match.

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Thenis De Bruyn/Zubayr Hamza, Faf Du Plessis (C), Temba Bavuma, Quinton De Kock (Wk), Senuran Muthusamy, Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Anrich Nortje/George Linde

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Zubayr Hamza, Quinton de Kock, Dane Piedt, Faf du Plessis, Anrich Nortje, Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen, Dean Elgar, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi

Weather Conditions

Ranchi has high chances of the rain during the first 2-3 days of the match as per weather forecast. Rain interruptions are expected to play a part in this match.

Venue Details

Ranchi pitch is expected to be another sporting wicket where both batsmen and bowlers will reap their rewards for patience and consistency. Both teams scored over 450+ runs in the first innings in the last match played here. We can expect high scores in range of 400-500 runs in this match too.

Toss: To Bat

Teams winning the toss will look to bat first in the sub-continent and as the pitches deteriorate and will be tough to bat on the fourth innings.

India has been the toughest team to beat in their home conditions in the last 5-6 years and they have lost just one match out of last 30 matches. Indian team looks like a superb unit with strong performances from batting and bowling units. South Africa will look to put on a much-improved show in this match and fightback the Indian team. We expect Indian team to win this match and end the series as 3-0!

India will win this match surge ahead in ICC Championship points table!


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Author: Dhinesh Kumar