RSA vs IND 3rd Test Match Prediction

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210/10 & 212/3
2.75 & 3.34
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223/10 & 198/10
2.88 & 2.93
Jan 11, 202208:30
Newlands - Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa won by 7 wickets
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RSA vs IND Match Prediction

India To Win the Match, 2.16
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  • South Africa are a little too over-reliant on Dean Elgar and Temba Bavuma to score the bulk of the runs
  • With Virat Kohli back, India will be a lot more aggressive and that could prove to be a massive difference in this upcoming contest
  • India are a slightly better-balanced side between the two with experience available right through their lineup
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  • India Opening Partnership 50+ Runs 1st Innings2.88
  • Aiden Markram To Score 50+ Runs 1st Innings & Jasprit Bumrah To Take 3+ Wickets 1st Innings7.00
  • Virat Kohli To Be Their Team's Top Batsman 1st Innings & Marco Jansen To Be Their Team's Top Bowler 1st Innings13.00
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RSA vs IND Live Score

  • Toss: India (Batting)

South Africa Inning 2

Keegan Petersen 82 113 10 0 72.57
Temba Bavuma 32 58 5 0 55.17
Aiden Markram 16 22 4 0 72.73
Rassie van der Dussen 41 95 3 0 43.16
Dean Elgar 30 96 3 0 31.25
Ravichandran Ashwin 11.3 1 51 0 4.43
Umesh Yadav 9.0 0 36 0 4.00
SN Thakur 11.0 3 22 1 2.00
Mohammed Shami 15.0 3 41 1 2.73
JJ Bumrah 17.0 5 54 1 3.18

India Inning 2

Ajinkya Rahane 1 9 0 0 11.11
Ravichandran Ashwin 7 15 1 0 46.67
Cheteshwar Pujara 9 33 2 0 27.27
Virat Kohli 29 143 4 0 20.28
Umesh Yadav 0 10 0 0 0.00
SN Thakur 5 13 1 0 38.46
Mohammed Shami 0 10 0 0 0.00
Lokesh Rahul 10 22 2 0 45.45
JJ Bumrah 2 5 0 0 40.00
Rishabh Pant 100 139 6 4 71.94
Mayank Agarwal 7 15 1 0 46.67
Duanne Olivier 10.0 1 38 0 3.80
Lungi Ngidi 14.0 5 21 3 1.50
Marco Jansen 19.3 6 36 4 1.85
Keshav Maharaj 7.0 1 33 0 4.71
Kagiso Rabada 17.0 5 53 3 3.12

South Africa Inning 1

Kyle Verreynne 0 2 0 0 0.00
Keegan Petersen 72 166 9 0 43.37
Duanne Olivier 10 39 2 0 25.64
Lungi Ngidi 3 17 0 0 17.65
Temba Bavuma 28 52 4 0 53.85
Marco Jansen 7 26 0 0 26.92
Keshav Maharaj 25 45 4 0 55.56
Aiden Markram 8 22 1 0 36.36
Kagiso Rabada 15 25 1 0 60.00
Rassie van der Dussen 21 54 0 0 38.89
Dean Elgar 3 16 0 0 18.75
Ravichandran Ashwin 9.0 3 15 0 1.67
Umesh Yadav 16.0 3 64 2 4.00
SN Thakur 12.0 2 37 1 3.08
Mohammed Shami 16.0 4 39 2 2.44
JJ Bumrah 23.3 8 42 5 1.79

India Inning 1

Ajinkya Rahane 9 12 2 0 75.00
Ravichandran Ashwin 2 10 0 0 20.00
Cheteshwar Pujara 43 77 7 0 55.84
Virat Kohli 79 201 12 1 39.30
Umesh Yadav 4 14 0 0 28.57
SN Thakur 12 9 1 1 133.33
Mohammed Shami 7 20 1 0 35.00
Lokesh Rahul 12 35 1 0 34.29
JJ Bumrah 0 9 0 0 0.00
Rishabh Pant 27 50 4 0 54.00
Mayank Agarwal 15 35 3 0 42.86
Duanne Olivier 18.0 5 42 1 2.33
Lungi Ngidi 14.3 7 33 1 2.28
Marco Jansen 18.0 6 55 3 3.06
Keshav Maharaj 5.0 2 14 1 2.80
Kagiso Rabada 22.0 4 73 4 3.32

RSA vs IND Match & Dream 11 Prediction, Betting Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Analysis - Jan 11, 2022

RSA vs IND Prediction - Jan 11, 2022

Just like the first Test, the 2nd Test between South Africa and India ebbed and flowed for the complete duration of the match before finally ending in India's favor. Although the seven-wicket win margin may portray that match to be a one-sided affair, it certainly was not. India had a chance to script history with a win in that match, but they failed to take the initiative and eventually ended up on the losing side.

The win for the Proteas has put the series nicely in balance. India still have a chance to script history and with Kohli set to make a return to the fold, they will be as hungry as ever. South Africa, on the other hand, will be jubilant with that win and come out with newfound confidence.

The third match of the series, the match which is to be played at the Newlands Cricket Ground, will be the ultimate test of the two sides. Which team manages to lift itself up for the finale and win the trophy? Well, only time will tell! For now, the third Test of the series between South Africa and India is all set for a cracking contest.

RSA vs IND Team Previews

South Africa

If there's one thing to take out from South Africa's win in the second match, it would certainly be the dogged knock in the second innings by Dean Elgar. Till the beginning of the fourth innings, South Africa were the clear underdogs with 240 runs needed to win the match and draw level. Not only were they able to pull off the chase, but they also did so without letting India have even a sniff at a win.

With an enterprising win in the last match, South Africa will go into the next match with plenty of confidence up its sleeve. Together as a team, they did better than the sum of their parts and will now be eager to do that for one more time in this series. South Africa showed a massive improvement over how they did in the opening match of the series and will certainly be a lot more dangerous side to deal with at Newlands.

Unlike in the first match, wherein they tried too many things too often, they focused on getting the basics right at the Wanderers. They were under the pump right throughout the match and did make a good number of mistakes, but were better at holding their nerve when it mattered and that's what got them through to a much-needed win.

The presence of the fourth mainstream seamer immediately paid dividends as the Proteas never allowed India to run away with the game even when India looked ahead. Marco Jansen and Duanne Olivier with brilliant at not only drying up runs - the task they were primarily supposed to do but also managed to pick up important wickets. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi were terrific in both innings as South Africa exhibited a complete bowling effort. Although Keshav Maharaj wasn't used much - he wasn't needed as well, he did contribute well with the bat in the first innings, which proved to be a considerable effort from him in the overall scheme of things.

South Africa showed a massive improvement with the bat as well. With Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, and Kyle Verryene all making useful contributions, the Proteas' will be brimming with confidence coming into the upcoming match. After having three consecutive poor outings, Aiden Markram did produce a decent innings, which certainly has answered a lot of questions.

South Africa showed glimpses of what they are capable of in the first match before finally turning those glimpses into results in the second. With batting and bowling both putting up meaningful contributions, South Africa looks a pretty settled unit. They might be looking to replace Maharaj with Mulder in the upcoming match, but the decision would depend upon the surface. Regardless, South Africa appear to be an immaculately balanced side, at least on paper, and if they are able to utilize the home conditions to their advantage, they would be a very tough side to get past.

South Africa Playing 11

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, RVD Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne, Duanne Olivier, Marco Jansen, K Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.


It is not often that you are favorites against the Proteas even when playing away from home, but this Indian team has certainly achieved that feat. India nonchalantly won the first match of the series and were never really expected to lose the second match of the series before the second match started. This loss in the second match might well act as a big wake-up call for them and they would want to come out strongly in the third.

While India would be happy to have their skipper back to the fold and lead the side, there are many more number of questions needed to be answered than there were after India's win in the first Test. The first and foremost would be about who would he replace to come back into the side. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane both probably saved their careers respectively for at least one more match with the enterprising knocks they played.

Hanuma Vihari was the man who replaced Kohli in the second match, but he too did contribute with valuable contributions - in both innings of the match. Despite that, unfortunately for him, we expect him to take the ax for the team. The only department where Indians have looked flawless over the two matches has arguably been at the top of the order with the pair of Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul getting their side to decent starts more often than not. Otherwise, India's batting has largely underperformed and would need to be at their absolute best in the upcoming match, especially with South Africa having their confidence back.

On the bowling front, India wouldn't really have a lot to ponder upon. Even though the likes of Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, and Ravi Ashwin were able to pick up a total of three wickets combined in the second innings of the second match, they did bowl pretty well and induced a good number of false shots from the Proteas. They didn't really have the luck to get the wickets they needed, but it can all change in the upcoming match. With Siraj injured, India will need to decide between Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma - both of whom are pretty good at their trade. We expect Umesh to come in for Siraj, though in the upcoming match.

With Virat Kohli back, India might well look a completely different side than they looked in the second match. Kohli the captain was perhaps missed more than Kohli the batsmen in that match and his return would be a massive boost. Besides, he has an excellent record in South Africa and would be eager to make his last outing of the series count. In fact, given the odds a bet on Virat Kohli to be India's best batsmen of the match seems to be a pretty lucrative proposition.

All in all, India do have a few gaps that they would want to address, but they wouldn't be too worried, yet. They have a history of bouncing back from the defeats and will be confident of doing that again. If they are able to play to their peak potential as a team in this upcoming match, South Africa would certainly have their work cut out.

India Playing 11

Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, V Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, RR Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, SN Thakur, Mohammed Shami, JJ Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.

RSA vs IND Toss Prediction

Although batting is easier here at Cape Town, to begin with, the surface deteriorates faster here too - making the toss ever more important. There is expected to be some extra assistance on offer for the quicker bowlers on the morning of the match day, but batting will get easier from the second session onwards. Negotiating the first session without much damage would be a key here and both captains will know that. Considering what we have seen in the recent matches here and the likely nature of the surface, we expect the captain winning the toss to bat first.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

Unlike the two other venues we have seen in the series so far, the Newlands is known to offer some assistance to the spinners as the match progresses. Given that, Keshav Maharaj and Ravichandran Ashwin might have a bigger role to play than they had in the first two matches. Seamers, on the other hand, will once again be the more important commodity in the match, regardless of the time and day in the match. Batting here will be easier than it was at Johannesburg and Centurion and taking wickets will need a lot more effort from the bowlers. Also, Cape Town is the hottest of all the three venues used in the series, and not like the case was in the first two matches, rain is expected to stay away. 361 is the average first innings total in the eight first-class matches played here in the last two years and the team batting first would want to post a total of over 400.

RSA vs IND Dream11 Prediction

Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the 3rd match of the series between South Africa and India. Don't forget to check back the latest updated team lineup right after the toss.

RSA vs IND Playing 11

  • Wicket-keeper:
    • Rishabh Pant
  • Batsmen:
    • KL Rahul (C)
    • Dean Elgar
    • Virat Kohli
    • Keegan Petersen
    • Temba Bavuma
  • All-rounders:
    • Marco Jansen (VC)
  • Bowlers:
    • Shardul Thakur
    • Kagiso Rabada
    • Jasprit Bumrah
    • Mohammad Shami

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RSA vs IND Betting Tips

South Africa scripted history with their first win over India at the Wanderers and will now be very confident of repeating the feat at a venue where they've historically played a lot better than they have at Johannesburg. Having said that, they will be facing a side that will be hungry to get back to the winning ways, which in fact, has been India's trademark in their last couple of away series. With all to play for, this upcoming match surely promises to be a cracking contest. South Africa have the home advantage, but given that India have a better-balanced side, a more experienced team, and a history of bouncing back hard after defeats makes them solid favorites here. Back India to win the third Test to register their first-ever series win on South African soil.

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    KL Rahul - To Score a Century - Yes



KL Rahul has undoubtedly been most assured of the Indian batting unit in the two matches gone so far. With a century and a fifty already to his name, he is the top-scorer of the series as well. He is someone who plays the quicks and the spinners equally well and should find the going easy once set. With the surface likely to be more true than what we saw in the first couple of games, he should have an easier time out there. Bet on KL Rahul to get a hundred in this match.

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    Best Batsman - South Africa - Dean Elgar



Dean Elgar was the main exponent of South Africa's reply in the second match and he will be the key man for the Proteas to do well here. He is a good player of spin and that will be important, especially on this surface. Elgar will be pretty confident of contributing well in this upcoming match. A bet on Dean Elgar to be South Africa's best batsman is certainly a pretty lucrative proposition, especially with the odds on offer.

Today Match Prediction

India To Win the Match, 2.16

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