IND vs SA prediction: Who will win the 3rd T20I between India and South Africa in Visakhapatnam

Rishabh Pant led India will face Temba Bavuma’s South Africa in the third T20I of the five-match series on Tuesday night (June 14) at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.

After two defeats in a row, the Indian team is in retreat. They are yet to beat the Proteas in any format in the current calendar year and have lost seven games in a row against the African team (after their Centurion Test victory at the end of 2020). Thus, the pressure will be on a young and inexperienced team led by Pant, who hasn’t clicked as a unit in the series so far.

In the two games played so far, Pant & Co. have failed to get wickets in the middle when the rotation of the bowlers could have been better. Additionally, the Indian batters struggled to read the rhythm of the wicket in the Cuttack T20I, falling 12-15 runs short of a tough score. Speaking of the Proteas, they have a well balanced side to them and are much more confident in all departments. Thus, they will like to close the series with an unassailable lead in the third T20I.

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Match prediction for the third T20I between India and South Africa: Expect another two-pace wicket on offer for the deciding game. Pant & Co. hope to win the toss, otherwise they have some inexperience in their lineup, unlike SA’s strong bowling lineup, and may falter again. Both teams would be keen to strike second, although the wicket slows down a bit as the game progresses as dew can be a factor at Vizag. From what was seen in the first two games, SA should seal the streak, but Indian fans will be hoping their side will stay alive after Tuesday’s encounter. Another 145-150-plus deal on the cards?

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