The final ODI of the series between South Africa and Australia is slated to take place at Senwes Park this Saturday, as the home team will look to complete a clean sweep against Aaron Finch and company. The Aussies have struggled in the 50-over format this year as after the 10-wicket win against India in mid-January, they have not won a single ODI match.
The Proteas, on the other hand, had lost all the series that they played in 2020 before taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ongoing three-match ODI series. Quinton de Kock has marshaled his troops well as the rainbow nation has got new heroes in the form of Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klaasen and Lungi Ngidi in this series.
Here's how the hosts may line up for the third ODI against Australia.
Janneman Malan will open the innings with captain Quinton de Kock. The duo have not been able to stitch a partnership in this series. They will look to provide South Africa with a good start in this match. Rassie van der Dussen will back them at number 3, while Heinrich Klaasen will hold the number 4 position.
The middle order of the team would consist of Kyle Verreynne and David Miller, with Andile Phehlukwayo being the lone all-rounder of the team. Keshav Maharaj and Tabriaz Shamsi will look to spin a web around the Aussies with their bowling skills.
Lungi Ngidi will be high on confidence after a six-wicket haul in the second ODI. He will have the support of Anrich Nortje in the pace bowling department.
South Africa's Predicted Playing XI for the 3nd ODI vs Australia: Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (c and wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Verreynne, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi