South Africa Predicted XI for India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: Will Quinton de Kock Return? SA will look to wrap up the five-match series against India in the third Twenty20 International on Tuesday.
South Africa has performed admirably in the ongoing T20I series against India. This is the primary reason why they are on the verge of winning the series. Moreover, The Proteas will have an unassailable 3-0 lead if they win the third T20I. So far, the Proteas have chased totals of 212 and 149, and they have made full use of their toss victory. It will be also interesting to see if Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram are available for this game.
Here is our best guess for South Africa Predicted XI for the 3rd T20I:
Quinton de Kock:
The wicketkeeper was ruled out of the second T20I due to a hand injury, and if fully recovered, he is expected to replace Reeza Hendricks.
In the second T20I, the skipper batted cautiously for 35 runs and formed a crucial partnership with Heinrich Klaasen to get South Africa out of trouble. He also expect to continue scoring game-changing hits.
In both T20Is, the all-rounder has been used as a pinch hitter. He may have been dismissed in the first game, but disappointment followed in the second. He has leaked runs with the ball, so he would like to tighten up on that front.
Rassie van der Dussen:
After assisting his team to victory in the first T20I, the right-hander had a bad day at the office, scoring only one run in the second game. He would try to turn his luck around.
The right-hander hit 81 off 46 balls in the second T20I, giving the Proteas a 2-0 lead in the series. He would strive to make the most of his opportunities.
Since the IPL 2022 for Gujarat Titans, the left-handed batter has been in outstanding form. In the first game, he hit a 64-run home run. In the second, he stayed until the end to help his team cross the finish line.
The seamer has only taken two wickets in the series. He has managed to control the run-flow, denying the Indian batters many chances to score boundaries.
Rabada conceded only 15 runs in four overs in the second T20I, and he struck in the first over, dismissing Ruturaj Gaikwad. The management would expect the strike bowler to continue performing at the highest level.
The spinner was not used for the full four overs allotted in the second game, and he would like to have a chance to make an impression on the game.
Shamsi, like Maharaj, bowled just two overs in the second game. He was, however, on the costly side, as he gave up 21 runs and failed to pick up a single wicket.
The pacer took two wickets in the second game, and his quick bouncers and yorkers rattled the Indian batters.