Updated Trends: The India vs South Africa 3rd ODI will commence at Cape Town on the 18th January, but will the hosts be able to register a win against India, especially after the second ODI mega drama. There is a huge concern in accordance to South Africa’s middle order, what if they collapse the same way it happened in Wanderers.
The Indian bowlers look seamless and consistently hover over the proteas batsmen and click wickets at regular intervals. But for the coming World Cup, they are not be so worried about the team’s performance, Jacques Kallis will return and the lower order will be stronger than what it is now.
The third ODI is also an important game, as it will decide which team is having a stronger hold in the series. Sachin Tendulkar is going to miss the ODI and Raina has made his place in the squad, and the fingers are indeed crossed in context to Raina’s performance. The following could be the team line up for the third ODI at Cape Town.
Indian Team – 1 M Vijay, 2 Virat Kohli, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Yusuf Pathan, 6 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 7 Harbhajan Singh, 8 Piyush Chawla, 9 Munaf Patel, 10 Zaheer Khan, 11 Ashish Nehra
South African Team – 1 Graeme Smith (capt), 2 Hashim Amla, 3 Colin Ingram, 4 AB de Villiers (wk), 5 JP Duminy, 6 Faf du Plessis, 7 Johan Botha, 8 Dale Steyn, 9 Wayne Parnell, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Lonwabo Tsotsobe