Playing 11 Prediction of Team India: The third and final match of the Test series between India and South Africa (Ind vs SA) will be played in Cape Town from Tuesday. The three-match series is tied at 1-1. Team India won the first Test match played in Centurion, while South Africa returned to Johannesburg and defeated the Indian team by 7 wickets. The focus of both the teams is now on the Cape Town Test and they are training hard to capture the series. Team India has not won the Test series in South Africa so far. He has a chance to create history this time. Although the record of Team India in Cape Town is not good. He is still looking for his first win here.
If the Indian team has to end the winning drought in Cape Town, then it will have to come with a strong playing 11. Two changes are being considered in the team. Captain Virat Kohli, who did not play the second Test due to being unfit, will be seen playing in Cape Town. Although he will be included in the team at some place, it remains a big question. While fast bowler Mohammad Siraj was injured in the Johannesburg Test match, Ishant Sharma or Umesh Yadav can be fielded in Cape Town in his place.
Hanuma Vihari may be out
With Virat Kohli set to play in Cape Town, Hanuma Vihari will sit outside. Vihari batted well in the Johannesburg Test. Despite this, his place in the playing 11 is not fixed. It will be a bit harsh for Hanuma Vihari. On the other hand, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have indicated a return to form by scoring half-centuries in the second innings of the Johannesburg Test. Thanks to this innings, both of them also secured their place in the team for the Cape Town Test.
At the same time, Ishant Sharma or Umesh Yadav can be included in place of Mohammad Siraj. Umesh has Paes and he consistently bowls at 140 kmph, while Ishant has the experience of more than 100 Test matches. Ishant is also tall enough to take advantage of the South African pitches. Now it has to be seen with whom Virat and the team management go.
This could be India’s playing XI for the third test: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav/Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.
Also read- IND vs SA 3rd Test: Whether Virat Kohli will play in Cape Town Test or not, coach Rahul Dravid gave this answer
The Ashes Series: This England player made a record without joining the playing XI, Saha has also done this feat