India will take-on South Africa in a decisive third Twenty20 on Saturday. In this much talked about series, what is now left to see is how India closes it. With a stellar performance so far, will team India continue its winning streak, most Indian cricket fans across the world are eagerly waiting to know! The excitement is surely soaring and so are the expectations.
Even as the last game did not go as team India would have wanted, yet here is a chance of series win standing right in front of them. Victory is theirs to claim after the long drawn 8 week tour of South Africa.
What do we Expect?
Newlands, the next match venue spells a mixed story for both the teams. While India has never played at the venue before, South Africa’s past record on the ground hasn’t been impressive either. So the challenge is a fair one as we see which team succeeds in taming the other.
Even as win in the previous game may be a reason for added assurance in the South African dressing room, but with the likes of Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal and others in the side, there is nothing to worry. Even as Saturday’s game is going to be a series decider, it is yet to be seen whether the stand-in skipper JP Duminy is planning changes in the side.
The Bumrah Question
Bumrah’s fitness remains a point of concern due to his abdominal pain. Kohli might consider couple of replacements for this decisive match on Saturday, but if at all that will happen, is yet to be seen. Fans are still hopeful that he may play in this great decisive game. Yet we cannot to forget that the upcoming series with Sri Lanka is only three weeks away. And looking at the numbers, Bumrah’s fitness is equally crucial for that game as well. What captain Kohli finally decides is yet to be seen.
While we wait for the big game, lets see what the captains had to say after the end of the previous match.