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South Africa has the opportunity to inflict 3-0 win over India for the first time.
Proteas look to close in on number 1 Test side.
India never lost a Test match at Wanderers.
Ajinkya Rahane inclusion as a 6th batsman has high possibility. He will play in place of Hardik Pandya.
India failed as a side to show their intent and character in South Africa. Their team’s Combined performance lacked in this series. There are too many mistakes India commit what we have discussed during their series against Sri Lanka. Indian slip fielders dropped the catches of Sri Lankan batsman which caused them in the form of the draw.
India needs to think and decide their best 11 at Johannesburg. The mental aspect will be tested when India play against South Africa in the 3rd Test match.
There is some speculation that India will go with 5 seamier attacks. If that happens then it will be the first instance when India go with 5 fast bowlers. If India goes with 5 fast bowlers than there are chances of slow overrate. Which may cause Indian Captain Virat Kohli 1 Match ban.
However, their is possibility that India will finally include their Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane in 11 to strengthen their batting.
Indian batting has disappointment everyone. Their batting performance is considered as the worst batting performance India posses in South Africa.
Whereas South Africa are on the Sky high after thrashing No1 Test side India. Proteas definitely want 3-0 victory. They have the opportunity to do so as India is under pressure after 0-2.
About pitch at Wanderers, Johannesburg
The beautiful ground of Wanderers also known as bull ring because it is placed on the high altitude. The air passes become thinner and ball moves allot in the air. The toughest batting pitch to bat on as it offers lot more swing and bounces from the surface. the green grass present on the pitch according to the report.
Teams for 3rd Test match
visitors had failed in choosing a proper team in the series so far. However, there is a definite chance of Bhuvneshvar Kumar to play in the 3rd test match as the condition suites his bowling type. Apart from him, most talkative name in the series Ajinkya Rahane will get a game in the final test of the series in expense of Hardik pandya.
South Africa would like to enhance depth in their batting as their batting also struggled in the series. Their are the possibility they may pick between seaming all-rounder in Andile Phehlukwayo or Theunis de Bruyn.
Note : the 3rd match in Johannesburg will start at 10:00 local time; 13:30 IST