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South Africa vs India 2018: India's probable playing XI for third T20I

Will India make any changes to the side for the decider or will they stick with their winning formula?

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Top 5 / Top 10 23 Feb 2018, 19:30 IST
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An away tour is a marathon, not a sprint. India's nearly two-month-long sojourn in the Rainbow Nation is finally coming to an end, and unlike the dreary guest who overstays their welcome, the visitors have managed to wrestle momentum as the tour has gone on.

The final T20I between India and South Africa will take place on Saturday and both the teams will go into the fixture knowing that they can claim the bragging rights by winning two out of the three series on the tour.

India have won six of the eight limited-overs contests and will be looking to make it seven out of nine, at Cape Town. Will India make any changes to the side for the decider or will they stick with their winning formula?

Here is how they could line up for the third T20I at Cape Town:

If you haven't watched Dragon Ball Z before, look away for this next bit. Rohit Sharma, on this tour, has attempted his best impersonation of Captain Ginyu. Despite looking at his flashy best at times, he has inexplicably transformed into a toad more often than not, hopping and jumping around the crease to fend off the thunderbolts from the South African pacers. With only one score over 50 on the tour, Rohit will need to come good in the series-decider to silence his critics for a while.

While Virat Kohli has successfully managed to scale Mt. Everest, Shikhar Dhawan is slowly making his way to the top of Kangchenjunga. All this, while many claim that he doesn't possess the right gear to make his way to the summit. He single-handedly won India the first T20I with a blistering 72, but failed in the second game, falling to the part-time spin of JP Duminy, and will look to get India off to a start to ease the pressure on his skipper to follow.

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