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IND vs SA 3rd T20I: Strongest Playing11 for India & South Africa: The three-match T20I series between India and South Africa has reached its climax as we discuss the playing combination for the 3rd T20I, scheduled to commence on December 14. New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg will host the fixture, starting at 8:30 PM IST.

The T20I series got an unexpected intruder in rain to start the series with. The first T20I between India and South Africa couldn’t even see the toss due to poor weather conditions. Incessant rain played spoilsport in Durban, a few nights ago, and the game ended in a no-result.

With one game already lost to rain, the remaining two games become important for the participating teams. More so, if a big competition is lined up ahead, next year.

India took a hit in the second T20I held in Gqeberha. Despite doing good with their batting, India’s bowling remained concerning. Indian bowlers leaked runs aplenty in the powerplay itself and subsequently lost the game by five wickets.

Now the third IND vs SA fixture poses a do-or-die situation for the Indians. The visitors can’t win the series now, the only possible fruitful result for them is to draw the three-game T20I series 1-1 by winning the third T20I. If they lose this one as well, the Proteas will clinch the T20I series comfortably 2-0.

In the upcoming third T20I, India’s playing11 is expected to undergo a couple of changes. Down below we have discussed a few of them.

IND vs SA 3rd T20I: Strongest Playing11 for India

IND vs SA 3rd T20I: Strongest Playing11 for India & South Africa, Squad Details | India vs South Africa 3rd T20I
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Team India played Shubman Gill in the second game as a replacement for Ruturaj Gaikwad, who suffered a minor back spasms. Gaikwad is likely to return to the playing11 in the third game.

In another change, Ravi Bishnoi could be introduced into the playing combination once again for the last T20I, replacing Kuldeep Yadav. Bishnoi has memorable outings against Australia in home conditions.

The other changes to the side may include the comeback of Shreyas Iyer for Jitesh Sharma and pacer Deepak Chahar for Arshdeep Singh.

India Playing11: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad/Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma/Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma/Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Arshdeep Singh/Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav/Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar

IND vs SA 3rd T20I: Strongest Playing11 for South Africa

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The Proteas would have liked to continue their winning combination, but they will have to induce a couple of forced changes into the side. Nandre Burger and Ottniel Baartman are expected to make their debuts in the format, replacing all-rounder Marco Jansen and Gerald Coetzee, who have been rested for the 3rd T20I. There are some chances that South Africa may bring in Donovan Ferreira into the playing11.

South Africa Playing11: Reeza Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Aiden Markam (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Donovan Ferreira, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams, Ottniel Baartman/Nandre Burger, Tabraiz Shamsi

IND vs SA 3rd T20I Squads

India Squad: Suryakumar Yadav (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Jitesh Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar.

South Africa Squad: Aiden Markram (C), Ottniel Baartman, Matthew Breetzke, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Donovan Ferreira, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, and Lizaad Williams

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