SA vs IND: 3rd ODI, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Key Players Stats & Pitch Conditions.

Paarl, South Africa: The stage is set for a thrilling showdown as India (IND) and South Africa (SA) go head-to-head in the series-deciding 3rd ODI at Boland Park on Thursday, December 21st. With both teams having won one game apiece, the pressure is on to claim the coveted title and bring the series home.

SA vs IND (South Africa vs India) Match Details:

MatchSouth Africa vs India, 3rd ODI
VenueBoland Park, Paarl
DateThursday, 21st December 2023
Time04:30 PM IST

India’s Comeback After Opening Loss: After falling short in the opening ODI, India roared back in the second match, showcasing their resilience and adaptability. Their bowling unit, led by [insert key bowler] and supported by the spin duo of [insert spinner names], choked the South African batting, restricting them to a modest total. The chase was clinical, with [insert key batsman] anchoring the innings and guiding India to victory.

South Africa’s Redemption at Home: The Proteas bounced back from the opening defeat in emphatic fashion, chasing down a modest target with ease in the second ODI. [Insert key batsman] played a masterful knock, while the bowlers kept the Indian scoring in check. This convincing win has reinvigorated the South African camp and instilled confidence ahead of the final duel.

SA vs IND Weather & Pitch Report:

General characteristics:

  • Clay soil pitch with a covering of grass
  • Average first innings score: 250 runs
  • Teams batting first have won 8 of the last 15 ODIs played here

Recent performances:

  • The recent India vs. South Africa ODI series saw high-scoring matches, with scores exceeding 250 in 5 of the last 6 innings.
  • The highest score at Boland Park is 353/6, scored by South Africa against Bangladesh in 2017.
  • The highest successful chase at Boland Park is 288/3 by South Africa against India in 2022.

Factors to consider:

  • Weather conditions: Boland Park experiences warm and sunny weather for most of the year. However, strong winds can occasionally affect the game.
  • Time of day: Matches played under the afternoon sun can be slightly more bowler-friendly due to the increased bounce and swing.

SA vs IND Head-to-Head:


  • Matches Played: 93
  • South Africa Won: 51
  • India Won: 39
  • No Result: 3

Recent form:

  • India won the most recent ODI encounter against South Africa on December 17, 2023, by 8 wickets.
  • They also emerged victorious in the 2023 Cricket World Cup match against South Africa by a massive margin of 243 runs.
  • However, South Africa leads the head-to-head record for ODI series hosted in their own country.

SA vs IND (India vs Australia) Probable Playing XI:

South Africa

RR Hendricks, T de Zorzi, HE van der Dussen, AK Markram, H Klaasen, DA Miller, Wiaan Mulder, KA Maharaj, N Burger, LB Williams, BE Hendricks


RD Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul, SV Samson, RK Singh, Axar Patel, KL Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar

SA vs IND Key Players:


  • Batting:
    • Ruturaj Gaikwad: He needs to fire after underwhelming performances in the first two matches. His ability to anchor the innings will be crucial.
    • Shreyas Iyer/Tilak Varma: The middle order needs a boost. Iyer, if available, or Varma need to convert starts into big scores.
    • KL Rahul (c & wk): His form has been mixed, but a captain’s knock wouldn’t be surprising in the decider.
  • Bowling:
    • Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal: Both spinners can be lethal on turning tracks. Their effectiveness will depend on the pitch and their ability to control line and length.
    • Arshdeep Singh/Avesh Khan: The pace duo needs to find early wickets and restrict the Proteas’ run flow.
    • Axar Patel: His all-round skills, with both bat and ball, could be invaluable in a close match.

South Africa:

  • Batting:
    • Quinton de Kock (c & wk): His aggressive intent at the top can put India under pressure early on.
    • Aiden Markram: He’s looked solid and in good form. Consistency across innings can be key.
    • Temba Bavuma: The captain needs a big score to lead from the front. His experience will be crucial in guiding the team home.
  • Bowling:
    • Lungi Ngidi/Kagiso Rabada: The pace duo can tear through any lineup on their day. They need to maintain their high intensity.
    • Anrich Nortje: His pace and bounce can unsettle the Indian batsmen. His fitness will be monitored after recent injury concerns.
    • Tabraiz Shamsi: The left-arm spinner can provide crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs. He needs to be accurate and economical.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction – Suggested Team:

Wicket-Keeper: K L Rahul

Batsmen: Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Sai Sudharsan

All-Rounders: Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan

Who Will Win Today Between SA vs IND 3rd ODI Match?

According to the Crickbee experts, IND is expected to win.

Toss Prediction: Who Will Win The Toss Today?

According to the Crickbee experts, IND will win the toss and Bowl first.

DISCLAIMER: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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