India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I, Dream 11 team prediction: Fantasy cricket tips and playing XIs
India and South Africa will meet in the third and final T20I of the three-match series at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. India have taken an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series with their emphatic seven-wicket win in the second game on Thursday and will be looking to end the series on a high with another impressive outing in Bengaluru. Both teams are testing their squads in the series as they continue to prepare for the World T20 in Australia next year.
South Africa, who had a disappointing campaign at the World Cup 2019, are playing their first series since the showpiece event and are being led by Quinton de Kock in the absence of Faf du Plessis. The Proteas are certainly looking beyond Faf in the shortest format of the game as De Kock looks ready to take over. While there was not much to make of the southpaw's captaincy in the second T20I against Men in Blue, he will be desperate to register his first win against India as captain.
South Africa were outclassed in all three departments by India in the 2nd T20I as captain Kohli and the bowlers set India off to a perfect start in the series. While Kohli was the star with the bat, Deepak Chahar bowled well to continue his progress in T2OIs. For South Africa, captain De Kock along with young Temba Bavuma impressed with the bat. The visitors will be looking to bounce back and end the series on a level in Bengaluru.
Virat Kohli: It will be criminal to not keep Virat Kohli as one of the top picks in the game. The Indian captain has been enjoying a phenomenal run in white-ball cricket. He has two centuries and a fifty in his last three outings in limited-overs games. Kohli has a tremendous record in Bengaluru and will be looking to inspire India to another victory on Sunday.
Quinton de Kock: The southpaw will be very crucial for the visitors as they aim to finish the series with a win after a disappointing start to their campaign. He was in sublime touch in the second T20I where he notched up a brilliant 52 and a similar sort of performance will be expected from the South African skipper.
Captaincy Options: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain Options: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo
Dream XI Playing XI for India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I in Bengaluru:
Wicket-Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Quinton de Kock (C), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rassie van der Dussen, Shreyas Iyer
All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi