The third Test between South Africa A (SA-A) and India A (IN-A) is set to take place at the Manguang Oval in Bloemfontein on Monday.
After a thrilling Test match last week, it comes down to the third and final Test between India A and South Africa A with both teams eyeing a series win. India A have been the better side so far, even coming close to clinching a win in the previous Test. The likes of Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini will be key once again, but South Africa aren't pushovers by any means. They have a good blend of youth and experience, which should hold them in good stead ahead of this exciting game in Bloemfontein.
SA-A vs IN-A Probable Playing 11 Today
Pieter Malan (c), Sarel Erwee, Raynard von Tonder, Tony de Zorzi, Zubayr Hamza, George Linde, Sinethemba Qeshile (wk), Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Migael Pretorius/Glenton Stuurman and Marco Jansen
Priyank Panchal (c), Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Hanuma Vihari, Ishan Kishan (wk), Baba Aparajith, Sarfaraz Khan, Navdeep Saini, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Saurabh Kumar and Ishan Porel
SA-A vs IN-A, 3rd Test
Date and Time: 6th December 2021, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Manguang Oval, Bloemfontein
As the series progressed, the pitch deteriorated, offering more help to the bowlers. There is ample swing on offer for the pacers, who will be key with the new ball. The batters will have to bide their time in the middle before going big. Both teams will look to bat first upon winning the toss, but inclement weather could be an issue in the second half of the Test.
Today’s SA-A vs IN-A Dream11 match top picks
Sinethemba Qeshile: Sinethemba Qeshile has been fairly consistent in the longest format over the last year or so, playing handy knocks in the lower-middle order. In addition, Qeshile is decent behind the stumps as well, making him a good addition to your SA-A vs IN-A Dream11 fantasy team.
Hanuma Vihari: Hanuma Vihari was one of the top performers in the second Test, nearly taking India to a big win as well. He boasts a brilliant record in first-class cricket and is surely one to keep an eye on in this fixture.
George Linde: George Linde hasn't really fired for the South Africans so far, but has shown glimpses of what he is capable of achieving in this format. The lanky all-rounder is due for a big performance and could be a handy addition to your SA-A vs IN-A Dream11 fantasy team.
Ishan Porel: Ishan Porel is one of India's brightest talents with the ball, especially in the longest format. Apart from his ability to swing the ball, Porel can rile up batters with his accuracy and ability to generate extra bounce, which should yield him a few wickets in this game.
Top 3 best players to pick in SA-A vs IN-A Dream11 prediction team
Prithvi Shaw (IN-A)
Hanuma Vihari (IN-A)
Pieter Malan (SA-A)
Important stats for SA-A vs IN-A Dream11 prediction team
Prithvi Shaw - 339 runs in 5 Test matches, Average: 42.38
Pieter Malan - 11551 runs in 166 First-Class matches, Average: 45.47
Marco Jansen - 64 wickets in 16 First-Class matches, SR: 40.5
SA-A vs IN-A Dream11 Prediction Today
Fantasy Suggestion #1: S Qeshile, A Easwaran, P Panchal, P Malan, R van Tonder, H Vihari, G Linde, M Jansen, N Saini, L Sipamla and I Porel
Captain: P Malan. Vice-captain: H Vihari
Fantasy Suggestion #2: S Qeshile, A Easwaran, P Shaw, P Malan, R van Tonder, H Vihari, G Linde, M Jansen, N Saini, B Hendricks and I Porel
Captain: H Vihari. Vice-captain: R van Tonder
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