SA vs IND: 3rd T20I, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Match Details & Key Players Stats.

SA vs IND: South Africa will look to secure the series win when they take on India in the crucial third T20I match on Thursday, December 14th, 2023. This highly anticipated encounter comes after a dramatic turn of events in the series so far. The first match was unfortunately abandoned due to rain, leaving fans yearning for some cricketing action. However, the second match provided plenty of thrills and spills, with South Africa emerging victorious by a narrow margin.

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

MatchSouth Africa vs India, 3rd T20I 
VenueThe Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
DateThursday, 14th December 2023
Time08:30 PM (IST) – 03:00 PM (GMT)

SA vs IND Match Analysis:

The Proteas, led by the ever-reliable Temba Bavuma, will be riding on the momentum of their win. Their bowlers, spearheaded by the pace duo of Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi, have been exceptional throughout the series, consistently putting pressure on the Indian batsmen. Additionally, the contributions of Aiden Markram and David Miller with the bat have been crucial in South Africa’s success.

On the other hand, India will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat in the second match. Their batsmen, particularly the top order, have underperformed so far, and they will need to step up their game if they want to level the series. Captain Rohit Sharma will be keen to lead from the front, while the likes of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli will be expected to contribute significantly.

The Indian bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, have shown glimpses of brilliance but have also been inconsistent. They will need to be at their absolute best to contain the dangerous South African batting lineup.

SA vs IND Pitch Report:

Pitch Characteristics:

  • Batting-friendly: The pitch at the Wanderers is generally considered to be favorable for batsmen. It offers good bounce and pace, allowing for free-flowing strokeplay.
  • High scores: Due to its batting-friendly nature, the Wanderers has witnessed some of the highest scores in T20 cricket. The average first innings score is 173, with several teams exceeding 200 runs.
  • Fast outfield: The outfield at the Wanderers is fast, allowing for quick singles and boundaries. This further benefits batsmen and contributes to high-scoring matches.
  • Weather: The weather in Johannesburg can be unpredictable, with rain often interrupting play. The recent rains in South Africa may introduce some moisture into the pitch, which could offer slight assistance to the bowlers.

Recent T20I Statistics:

  • Average first innings score: 158
  • Average second innings score: 143
  • Highest total recorded: 236/6 (by West Indies vs South Africa)
  • Lowest total recorded: 98/10 (by South Africa Women vs West Indies Women)
  • Matches won batting first: 3
  • Matches won bowling first: 7

SA vs IND Head-to-Head:

As of December 14th, 2023:

Total Matches: 28

  • India Won: 13
  • South Africa Won: 11
  • Match Tied: 1
  • No Result: 3

Highest Score:

  • India: 237/3 (2nd T20I, 2nd October 2022)
  • South Africa: 227/3 (4th T20I, 4th October 2022)

Lowest Score:

  • India: 106/8 (1st T20I, 28th September 2022)
  • South Africa: 118/9 (2nd T20I, 14th October 2015)

Highest Successful Chase:

  • India: 221/3 (2nd T20I, 2nd October 2022)
  • South Africa: 199/7 (3rd T20I, 20th October 2015)

Lowest Defended Score:

  • India: 133/9 (3rd T20I, 30th October 2022)
  • South Africa: 152/9 (2nd T20I, 24th February 2018)

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

South Africa:

Matthew Breetzke, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Gerald Coetzee, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi


Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar

SA vs IND Key Players:

South Africa:

  • David Miller: The experienced finisher is always dangerous in the death overs and can single-handedly change the course of a game. His calm head and big-hitting ability make him a key player for South Africa.
  • Kagiso Rabada: The pace spearhead has been relatively quiet in the series so far but is always a threat with his pace and swing. He will be looking to make his mark in the final match.
  • Tabraiz Shamsi: The wrist spinner is a match-winner on his day and can take wickets in clusters. He will be looking to exploit the Indian batsmen’s struggles against spin bowling.


  • Suryakumar Yadav: The middle-order batsman has been the standout performer for India in the series, scoring a brilliant century in the first match. His ability to innovate and play unorthodox shots makes him a nightmare for bowlers.
  • Shreyas Iyer: The young batsman has shown glimpses of his talent in the series and will be looking to convert his starts into big scores. His ability to play shots all around the wicket makes him a dangerous opponent.
  • Arshdeep Singh: The young left-arm seamer has been impressive in the series, picking up wickets and bowling economically. His ability to swing the ball both ways makes him a valuable asset to the Indian attack.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction – Suggested Team:

Wicket-Keeper: Heinrich Klaasen

Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, Reeza Hendricks, Rinku Singh

All-Rounders: Aiden Markram, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers: Mohammad Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams

Who Will Win Today Between SA vs IND 2nd T20 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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