SA vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction 3rd Test | Match Preview

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. South Africa and India will play in the 3rd Test match of the India tour of South Africa 2021-22 at the Newlands Stadium, Capetown.

South Africa:

After losing the first test, South Africa has bounced back strongly and won the second test by 7 wickets. Both the batters and bowlers stepped up and performed brilliantly.

Kagiso Rabada and Olivier started well with the ball and picked up 3 wickets each in the 1st innings. Marco Jansen has been the find for the Proteas and picked up 4 and 3 wickets respectively in the last game.

With the bat, K Petersen and D Elger were the top picks. Elger’s knock of 96 not out in the second innings was the highlight of the game. Handy contribution with the middle order and lower middle order was also excellent.

After a win in the last game, they will be high on confidence and will look to play their best to save and seal the series.


The KL Rahul-led team had to face disappointment in the last game and will look to perform better in the last game. Virat Kohli has confirmed that he will be back on the side and Mohammad Siraj will miss the game due to his injury.

KL Rahul is the highest run-scorer in the series with 204 runs in his 4 innings and is the must-have pick in your Dream11 Team. Mayank Agarwal was brilliant in the first game and will be desperate to score in this game.

Shardul Thakur was fantastic with the bat and ball in the last game. His 7 wicket haul in the 1st innings was a highlight of the match and also chipped in handy runs with the bat lower down the order.

The fifties from both Pujara and Rahane were the positives from the Indian Camp and will be high on confidence going into this game. With the ball, Shami and Bumrah will be the key in Capetown along with Ishant Sharma or Umesh Yadav who will play.

With Virat Kohli back in the side and Pujara and Rahane back to form, India is the clear favorite to win the game.

SA vs IND Match Details

South Africa vs India, 3rd Test Match, India tour of South Africa, 2021-22

Date: 11th January 2022

Time: 2:00 PM IST

Venue: The Newlands Stadium, Capetown.

SA vs IND Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 328

Average second innings score: 296

Average third innings score: 296

Average second innings score: 141

(The average score is based on 58 Test matches played at this venue.)

The Pitch at Newlands is going to be a perfect test match wicket with proper pace and bounce. Fast bowlers will again be the key from both the teams and runs will start decreasing as the play progresses.

SA vs IND 3rd Test weather report:

The weather forecast looks ideal and we can expect play on all five days.

SA vs IND Head to Head

Total Matches Played: 41

SA Won: 16

IND Won: 15

Drawn: 10

Abandoned: 0

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South Africa vs India Dream11 Team News


  • They are likely to play with the same winning combination.


  • Virat Kohli will back and lead the side in place of Hunama Vihari.
  • Mohammad Siraj misses out due to his hamstring injury,
  • Any one of Umesh Yadav or Ishant Sharma will play in place of him.

SA vs IND Probable Playing 11

South Africa:

Dean Elgar (C), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne (WK), Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Duanne Oliver.


KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravi Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav/Ishant Sharma.

Top Picks for SA vs IND Dream11 Team


KL Rahul

(2 M, 204 R, 51 A)

KL Rahul is in fantastic form and will look to end the series on a high. Rahul scored 58 runs in the last game and is a good option for C and VC in SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction. 

Virat Kohli: 

(1 M, 53R, 26 A)

He is one of the best batsmen from the team but is not at his best. Kohli did not play the last game. Virat Kohli is also a very good Captain choice in SA vs IND dream11 team.

Shardul Thakur:

(2 M, 42 R, 10 A + 49.5 O, 10 W)

Thakur is displaying his skills with both bat and ball. He is a must-have pick. Thakur picked up 8 wickets in the last game which also included a 7 wicket haul in the first innings.

Jasprit Bumrah: 

(2 M, 64.2 O, 6 W)

He is one of the best bowlers in this series. We can expect another high class performance from him. Bumrah has picked up 6 wickets in his 2 games.

Mohammad Shami:

(2 M, 71 O, 11 W)

He has also been phenomenal for the team. Shami has picked up 11 wickets from just 2 games and is a must-have. 

Ravi Ashwin:

(2 M, 80 R, 20 A + 43.4 O, 3 W)

He is a world-class all-rounder but will not bowl much as the pitch will not be spin-friendly but can expect runs with the bat.

Mayank Agarwal:

(2 M, 113 R, 28 A)

He was brilliant in the first game but did not look great in the last game. Agarwal scored 59 runs in the last game (both innings combined).

Cheteshwar Pujara:

(2 M, 72 R, 18 A)

He will bat at No. 3 and looked very good in the last game. Pujara scored 56 runs in the last game.

Ajinkiya Rahane:

(2 M, 126 R, 31 A)

He will provide stability in the middle order. Rahane was out for duck in the first innings but played a decent knock of 58 runs in the second innings. 


Kagiso Rabada:

(2 M, 80.1 O, 13 W) 

Rabada is one of the best bowlers from the team. He is also the highest wicket-taker in the series with 13 wickets in 2 games.

Dean Elgar:

(2 M, 202 R, 67 A)

He is leading from the front and the only batsman who is performing consistently for them. Elgar scored 124 runs in the last game (both innings combined).

Aiden Markram:

(2 M, 52 R, 13 A)

He will open the innings and is a very talented player but yet to perform in this series. Markram scored 38 runs in the last game.

Lungi Ngidi:

(2 M, 55.1 O, 11 W)

He is also bowling brilliantly with Rabada and giving the team crucial breakthroughs. Ngidi picked up 3 wickets in the last game.

Marco Jansen: 

(2 M, 53 R, 17 A + 66 O, 12 W)

He is a young fast bowler  and is doing his job fantastically. Jansen picked up 7 wickets in the last game and is a good credit saver.

Rassie Van der Dussen:

(2 M, 55 R, 14 A)

He is a very talented player and will bat in middle order. Dussen played very well in the 2nd innings in the last game and scored 40 runs.

SA vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction

R Pant

V Kohli, D Elgar, L Rahul (Vc)

R Ashwin, M Jansen

M Shami, J Bumrah, K Rabada (C), S Thakur, D Oliver

Captain and Vice-Captain (SA vs IND Today Match Prediction)

  • KL Rahul
  • Virat Kohli
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Shardul Thakur
  • M Jansen
  • D Elgar

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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