India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Team and Preview


Match Details

India vs South Africa, 3rd T20-I
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
September 22nd, 2019
7:00 PM IST


After an enthralling second T20 between India and South Africa in Dharamsala, the action shifts to the Chinnaswamy as both sides look for a win to gather momentum heading into the all-important Test series. In spite of Quinton de Kock’s fifty in the previous game, India cruised to a seven-wicket win with Virat Kohli putting on a chasing masterclass. Both teams are expected to ring in the changes with next year’s ICC T20 World Cup being the next assignment as they look to identify their best combination and personnel. Considering the reputation of the Chinnaswamy Stadium, a high-scoring thriller is on the card with some of the best players in the world taking it to the field on Sunday.

Pitch Report

A flat-track is on offer with scores of 180 being a must on this surface. The short boundaries go against the spinners although there is some turn to exploit. Change of pace is key on such a surface while the new ball bowlers should also get some swing upfront.

Weather Report

The weather forecast doesn’t look promising with rain on the cards for the entire duration of the match. If a match does happen, new ball bowlers should be supported by the overcast conditions with the spinners also coming into play later in the day

Injuries: No injury concerns were reported from either side

Predicted XI


India should bring in Rahul Chahar and Khaleel Ahmed for this game with Washington Sundar and Navdeep Saini being the ones to miss out. Although Rishabh Pant didn’t do much in the previous game, he should retain his position as India are likely to stick with the same set of batsmen for this game. The Pandya brothers assume the roles of the finisher and floater with their eight overs of bowling being highly crucial. The onus is once again upon Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to deliver the goods on a good batting track
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, Khaleel Ahmed and Deepak Chahar.

South Africa:

The South Africans showed glimpses of what they are capable of in Dharmasala with Quinton de Kock and Bjorn Fortuin impressing the most for the visitors. However, they should make a couple of changes with Junior Dala expected to be drafted in for Nortje. The batting unit should remain the same with much expected from Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen, who weren’t able to trouble the scoreboard by much. David Miller is key for the South Africans with his experience playing for KXIP bound to come in handy in the death overs against Hardik Pandya.
Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabriaz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada and Junior Dala

Top Picks:

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are neck and neck in terms of most runs in T20-Is. Both of them are well aware of the conditions in Bengaluru with Rohit even scoring his first double hundred at this very venue. Both of them are must-haves for this game along with Quinton de Kock and Hardik Pandya as well. Rassie van der Dussen, who has been the standout player in the white-ball formats for South Africa this year, is one to watch out for while Dwaine Pretorius’ all-round ability could earn some fantasy points as well. Kagiso Rabada and Deepak Chahar warranty a place in the side owing to reputation and form respectively. South Africa’s new lead spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi should pick a wicket or two and ideally complete the fantasy team for this much-awaited clash.

Captaincy Options:

1. Rohit Sharma
2. Hardik Pandya
3. Kagiso Rabada


Fantasy Team & Point Projections

Quinton de Kock, Points: 34-36, Grade: B

Rassie van der Dussen, Points: 56-58, Grade: A

Reeza Hendricks, Points: 60-62, Grade: A

Virat Kohli, Points: 52-54, Grade: A

Rohit Sharma, Points: 58-60, Grade: A

Dwaine Pretorius, Points: 22-24, Grade: B

Tabraiz Shamsi, Points: 24-26, Grade: B

Hardik Pandya, Points: 50-52, Grade: A

Rahul Chahar, Points: 40-42, Grade: A

Kagiso Rabada, Points: 48-50, Grade: A

Deepak Chahar, Points: 28-30, Grade: B

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