India vs South Africa 3rd Test: Onus on South Africa to show grit and fight
India vs South Africa 3rd Test: Onus on South Africa to show grit and fight

Match details:

Series/tournament name: India vs South Africa Tests

Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

Date: October 19, 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m. IST

Preview

India are at the top of the World Test Championship table and it seems impossible that they won't make the finals two years from now. The hosts have been bullish as usual, exemplary in their execution and impermeable in their batting line-up. Led by Virat Kohli, this Indian team is a beast at home and South Africa have witnessed the juggernaut in full flow in this series so far.

The Proteas have concerns within the team in terms of injury. More importantly, they look dejected and lost. The batting has gone entirely missing, the bowling department has lacked the sting and the whole camaraderie within the team has gone for a toss in the searing heat of Indian conditions and the slick efficiency of this Kohli-led unit.

Weather report:

As with Vizag and Pune, rain forecast is high on all five days. South Africa will hope it saves them the blushes at Ranchi at least.  

Pitch report: 

The pitch is expected to be flat like with the 2016-17 series game against Australia.

Probable Playing XI:

India: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

South Africa: Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma

Want to Read More?
Subscribe to RotoWire to see the full article.

We reserve some of our best content for our paid subscribers. Plus, if you choose to subscribe you can discuss this article with the author and the rest of the RotoWire community.

Get Instant Access To This Article Get Access To This Article
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only Cricket Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire Cricket fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rohit Sankar
A cricket enthusiast striving to convey the finer details of the game in a capsule. Rohit hopes to present a bird's eye view of the game. He has written for a handful of prestigious websites including Cricbuzz, The Independent, The Hindu, CricketNext, Firstpost and others.
New Zealand vs. England: First Test preview
New Zealand vs. England: First Test preview
Australia vs. Pakistan: First Test Preview
Australia vs. Pakistan: First Test Preview
Afghanistan vs. West Indies: Third T20I Preview
Afghanistan vs. West Indies: Third T20I Preview
Afghanistan vs. West Indies: Second T20I Preview
Afghanistan vs. West Indies: Second T20I Preview