Bavuma: We’ve just made one change. Dwaine Pretorius comes in for Shamsi. It’s very important to keep our standard, we don’t want to drop the intensity. Wayne has fallen sick overnight. We know the new ball can do a bit here, we need to get through the powerplay with minimal damage for a formidable score, like anything in excess of 300 is competitive.
Wayne Parnell is unavailable for selection because of a tummy bug.
Rahul: Looks like a nice wicket, a bit sticky so we’ll try and get some wickets up early. We value each game no matter the result, we want to get better as a team and the boys have motivated themselves, they’re professionals. The energy has been great even in the two losses. Hopefully, we can start well with the ball today. We’ve forgotten what happened in the first two games, today is a new opportunity. We have a few plans, there are a few things we need to fix and get better at. Four changes: Suryakumar, Jayant, Krishna, and…(he forgets the fourth, it’s Deepak Chahar) come in for Ashwin, Thakur, Venkatesh, and Bhuvneshwar.
India have won the toss and will bowl.
India vs South Africa Highlights today, Sunday 23-1-2022, 3rd ODI, India tour of South Africa from Newlands, Cape Town.
India team: 1 KL Rahul (capt), 2 Dhawan, 3 Kohli, 4 Iyer, 5 Pant (wk), 6 Krishna, 7 Suryakumar, 8 Jayant, 9 Chahar, 10 Bumrah, 11 Chahal.
South Africa team: 1 Quinton (wk) 2 Malan 3 Markram 4 Dussen 5 Bavuma (capt) 6 Miller 7 Phehlukwayo 8 Magala 9 Maharaj 10 Pretorius 11 Ngidi.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
South Afric: WWLWL
Match Timings: 08:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Bongani Jele, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpires – Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match number – Test no. 2449