Bengaluru Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa 3rd T20: Will rain affect the final?
Weather Forecast in Bengaluru, India vs South Africa 3rd T20 (AP Photo)
Virat Kohli's familiar exuberance and pep talks drowned the chatter around Rishabh Pant as India prepared to play South Africa in the third T20 International here on Sunday, seeking a 2-0 series verdict.
The comprehensive seven-wicket victory in the second game, which was built on the back of a fine comeback by the bowlers and a Kohli masterclass, is history now and the team is looking for another commanding performance before the Test series gets underway.
The opener in Dharamsala was a washout.
Against a fairly new-look South African side that seems to lack the resources required to counter the home team's firepower, India will surely fancy their chances of an encore, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Bengaluru will be under cloud cover throughout the timings of the match but chances of rain are less than 40 per cent on Sunday. There might be some drizzle during the match which could affect the playing conditions but a full game of 40 overs is probably on the cards.
The temperature will remain below 25 degrees Celsius with 30-40 per cent chance of precipitation from 7pm till 11pm. Toss will take place at 6.30pm and the match will start at 7pm.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (captain), Rassie van der Dussen (vice-captain), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts.