In any game, losing and winning are two things that have to be faced consistently. Consecutive victories add to the excitement of the next game. But if you are going to lose consistently, you need a lot of mental ability to play the next game. What if we start losing again? We have to get ready to play again, keeping in mind the optimism that we will definitely succeed without thinking like this. With this positive sentiment, the Indian cricket team is ready to play its 3rd match against South Africa again.
After the defeat in the first two matches with South Africa, Virat Kohli did not leave the expectations. He is still in the process of improving the game and walking with the strategy that has to be re-plan for this game.
In the 2nd ODI, India was on 287/6 and South Africa won the match by 7 wickets with 11 balls remaining. It was the fourth match in a row that India has lost. But India chased very well with all the 7 wickets. Rishabh Pant did well. Now it is an opportunity for Kohli and the rest of the team to end the tour with the century for which he had dreamt of.
Let’s see the match details of 3rd ODI SA vs IND
Series: India tour of South Africa, 2021-22
Match Number: 3
Match Name: South Africa vs India
Date: January 23, 2022
Time: 12:30 AM
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
KL Rahul is leading the team as a captain after Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Though Sharma is not present in the team, Shikhar Dhawan’s come back is proving a boon to the team. In the 2nd ODI, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhavan have shown a glimpse of their brilliant game and proved the team powerful. Rishabh Pant has also impressed the viewers with an amazing 85 runs and showed his potential again on the field. Vyankatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer did not do well but it is expected that both will perform with all the strength. Bumrah is also a shining star of the Indian Cricket team.
Under the captaincy of Temba Bavuma, the team of South Africa may continue the series with the same spirit and constant efforts to win this match, India will end the series by winning the trophy. All the Indian Cricket fans are hoping and keeping their fingers crossed for the team.
India ODI Squad:
KL Rahul (captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj, Jayant Yadav, Navdeep Saini
South Africa ODI Squad:
Temba Bavuma (captain), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Zubayr Hamza, Marco Jansen, Janneman Malan, Sisanda Magala, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne.