India vs South Africa, 3rd Test LIVE: South Africa and India will go to Cape Town for the third Test with the three-match Test series locked on 1-1. The series-deciding third Test starts on January 11 at the Newlands Cricket Stadium, overlooking the scenic Table Top Mountain.
After India won the first Test at Centurion by 113 runs, South Africa fought back into the series with a 7-wicket win at the Wanderers on Thursday (January 6).
India are trying to register their first-ever series win in South Africa and they will have another crack at it at Cape Town. In all likelihood, India will regain the services of skipper Virat Kohli, who missed the second Test with an upper back spasm.
Head coach Rahul Dravid indicated that Kohli should be ready for the Cape Town Test as he has hit the training ground.
However, there will be fitness concerns over Mohammad Siraj, who suffered a hamstring injury during the second Test at the Wanderers.
So, here is a hand guide to the IND vs SA 3rd Test that contains match timing, channels, squads, a predicted 11 and India’s record at the Newlands Cricket Stadium.
India vs South Africa, 3rd Test LIVE: Match day and time
The third Test between India and South Africa will start on January 11 at the Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town. The match starts at 1.30 PM IST.
In India: Sony Sports Network has bought the rights to broadcast all the matches of the India vs South Africa 2021-22 series in India. The live streaming will be available on Sony Liv App.
In Australia: The viewers in Australia can watch all the matches of the India vs South Africa 2021-22 on Fox Cricket. Also, the fans can stream it live on the Foxtel Go app or Kayo Sports.
In the United Kingdom: In the United Kingdom, SkySports Cricket will present the live telecast of the Test series.
In the USA: In the United States of America, the fans watch all the matches live on Willow TV.
In Pakistan: Ten Sports Pakistan will be broadcasting all the matches of India vs South Africa 2021-22 live in Pakistan.
In South Africa: In South Africa, SuperSport will present the live telecast of the India vs South Africa 2021-22 Test series.
India vs South Africa, 3rd Test LIVE: Where to watch
The live telecast of the match will be on Star Sports Networks. The Live Streaming will be Disney + HotStar.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul (vc), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Jayant Yadav, Priyank Panchal, Umesh Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma.
South Africa: Dean Elgar (captain), Temba Bavuma (vice-captain), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Prenelan Subrayen, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duanne Olivier.
India: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav/Ishant Sharma.
South Africa: Dean Elgar (Captain), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaja, Lungi Ngidi, Duanne Olivier.
India’s record at Newlands, Cape Town:
India have a poor record at this venue. They have played 5 Tests here so far and lost 3 of them and drew 2.
Seven runs from the final over before lunch break, bowled by Marco Jansen. A overpitched delivery from the South African left-arm pacer which Cheteshwar Pujara drove it through the on-side for his fourth four of the innings. Seven runs came from the over as India reach 75/2 at lunch. Pujara 26 off 49, Virat Kohli 15 off 50.
After 128 balls, India have crossed the 50-run mark as Pujara flicks the ball to mid-wicket for 3.
IND are 53/2 after 22 overs.
IND vs SA 3rd Test Live, Day 1: India have won the toss and opted to bat first.
India will be looking to bounce back in the decisive third Test against South Africa at Newlands, eyeing their maiden Test series victory in the Rainbow Nation.
India and South Africa have taken each other on 41 times in the whites. Currently, the Proteas lead the battle with 16 wins as opposed to India's 15. The two teams have played out a draw 10 times.
Dean Elgar (capt), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Duanne Olivier