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Cricket Match Information:
India vs South Africa cricket series has now reached its culmination. The final test match of the three-match cricket series is going to be played at Ranchi. So far, after two cricket test matches, India lead the cricket series by 2-0 and according to our prediction expert, are firm favourites to win the series by 3-0. These test matches are part of ICC World Test Championship and India lead the points table by distance at this stage. They have 200 points after just 4 games of cricket, whereas South Africa are yet to open their account after two games.
Tournament: ICC World Test Championship
Cricket Match format: Test Match
Cricket match time: 9:30 am IST
Cricket match date: 19.10.2019
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 27 degrees, Thunderstorms: 60%
Team A: India
Team B: South Africa
Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
Team B Captain: Faf du Plessis
India are going to be led by Virat Kohli in the final cricket test match. India won the series by winning the first two test matches and will be looking to whitewash South Africa at Ranchi.
India have looked very powerful compared to South Africa in this cricket series. Their batting has looked formidable and their bowlers have contributed equally to dominate South Africa.
Our prediction guru predicts no change to their playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Mayank Agarwal
- Cheteshwar Pujara
- Virat Kohli
- Ajinkya Rahane
- W Saha
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Umesh Yadav
- Ishant Sharma
- Mohammad Shami
South Africa are going to be led by Faf du Plessis in the final test match. They have lost the cricket series already and are now in danger of losing the series by 3-0 margin.
Our prediction guru expects a lot of changes to their playing eleven considering the poor form shown by the entire team. The likes of Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock and Dean Elgar are likely to play in this game of cricket, whereas Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander are likely to play as fast bowlers.
Opener, Aiden Markram, and left-arm off-spinner, Kesav Maharaj, have been ruled out of this game due to injuries. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Henrich Klassen in the playing eleven as a batsman.
Here is our prediction of South Africa’s playing XI:
- Quinton de Kock
- Dean Elgar
- Henrich Klassen
- Faf du Plessis
- Temba Bavuma
- Theunis de Bruyn
- Kagiso Rabada
- Vernon Philander
- Lungi Ngidi
- S Muthusamy
- George Linde
Expert Prediction: Ind vs SA
Everything seems to be going India’s way in this cricket series, whereas South Africans would like to think otherwise. While the home side has gone from strength-to-strength so far in this cricket series, South Africa have unravelled rather quickly.
India have been winning games almost with an air of inevitability, whereas South Africa have had a resigned look about themselves. South Africa’s players have gotten injured, out of form and it almost seems like they want to get this tour over with as soon as possible.
One good thing for South Africa at Ranchi will be the weather, which is a lot cooler than the one they experienced in Vizag and Pune. That will allow their pacers to stay in the game for a longer period of time and with rain around, they may also get some help from the surface.
Having won the series, India have a chance to test Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav in this game, but with each game holding great importance in World Test Championship, they will refrain from making changes to their winning eleven. South Africa, on the other hand, are likely to go in with forced changes.
There has been only one test match played till date at Ranchi. It was played between India and Australia back in 2017. That test match ended up in a draw after both teams posted over 400 runs in first innings. This test match is, however, being played in a different season and it may offer a bit more to the pacers.
India would like to gain further ascendency over other teams on the points table, whereas South Africa would like to finally get the result for all the effort they have put in these conditions.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will undoubtedly bat first. The pitch is likely to spin later in the game hence, the first innings runs are of premium.
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman – Virat Kohli (IND), Faf du Plessis (South Africa)
Top Bowler – Ravichandran Ashwin (IND), Kagiso Rabada (SA)
Most Sixes –Virat Kohli (IND), Faf du Plessis (SA)
Man of the Match – Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)
Team Scores Batting first – India 450+, South Africa 275+
Our Official Partner Odds for India vs South Africa
India – 1.36
Draw – 4.65
South Africa – 8.75
*odds may change anytime