India vs South Africa 3rd T20I, India Predicted XI: Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj to get a game?

With an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series, the Indian cricket team has the opportunity to test some reserves in the third and final match at Indore’s Holkar Stadium. The battle unit has fired all weapons in the two matches so far, with Suryakumar Yadav in the lead. The bowling unit, on the other hand, leaves a lot to be desired. With the series’ fate sealed, one or two changes can be expected. Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj remain two players who would love to have a chance.

Here’s what we think India’s XI could be against South Africa in the third T20I:

Rohit Sharma: The Indian skipper has not been at his best lately and he will not deny it. Another good performance against South Africa will boost his confidence, especially given that this is India’s last T20I assignment before the T20 World Cup in Australia.

Rishabh Pants: The wicketkeeper’s batter didn’t come to bat in either the first or the 2nd T20I against South Africa, and there are reports that KL Rahul could get some rest for the dead rubber. With Deepak Hooda also ruled out with injury, India Pant can try again at the top of the rankings, as they have done a few times over the past year.

Shreyas Iyer: With Virat Kohli reportedly set to rest from the dead rubber, the No. 3 spot opens up. Shreyas Iyer, who is on the reserves in India’s roster for the T20 World Cup, would love the chance to get some match training under his belt.

Suryakumar Yadav: Suryakumar Yadav is in impeccable form and he will try to keep up the momentum in the T20 World Cup. A case could be made to put him to rest, but Rohit Sharma had hinted that the batter wants to be in the middle of the case.

Shahbaz Ahmed: The third T20I gives the team a chance to try some new faces and Shahbaz Ahmed could be lining up for an international debut. He showed in IPL 2022 that he is adept with the bat in the middle order and he also offers an extra option with ball in hand.

Dinesh Karthik: The 2nd T20I against South Africa was another example of what Dinesh Karthik can do in a handful of deliveries. Karthik has made himself the finisher’s place and has really repaid the trust of the team management.

Axar Patel: Ravindra Jadeja’s injury has opened new doors for Axar Patel in the Indian T20I team. He has done fairly well with the ball since coming in as Jadeja’s replacement, but he will need a bigger run of games to be ready in time for the T20 World Cup.

Ravichandran Ashwin: The off-spinner has not been as effective with the ball as he would have liked. After an exemplary bowling performance in the first T20I, Ashwin went for a lot in the second. Although Yuzvendra Chahal is waiting on the bench, Ashwin will probably get another chance, especially to counter the in-form David Miller and Quinton de Kock.

Harshal Patel: The medium pacer has looked like this in the series so far. He has not been able to pick wickets regularly, nor prevent the flow of runs. Harshal would be determined to do well in the third T20I and finish the series on a climax.

Deepak Chahar: The most economical bowler in the Indian team against South Africa in the second T20, Chahar has been brilliant with the ball since his return. He will likely remain part of the playing XI in Indore.

Mohammed Siraj: While Arshdeep Singh has done very well since joining the Indian team, it is important for the team to look to Mohammed Siraj who could be lining up to replace Jasprit Bumrah in the Indian squad for the T20 World cup.

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