After a comfortable 2-0 series win against South Africa in the ongoing Test Series, Indian men are looking forward to seal the important tournament with complete triumph at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. The third and the last Test encounter between hosting team India and hapless South Africa will be played from October 19 on the fantastic pitch of Ranchi.
When on one side, Virat Kohli-led India squad is all set to produce a clinical performance in the upcoming match, Faf du Plessis and team are also hoping to bounce back with some all-rounder skills. With both the teams prepared for the final Test encounter, undoubtedly the third Test match will surely witness some enthralling battles at the Indian soil.
Here’s see some of the exciting mini battles to watch out for during the worth-watching third Test match between Indian and South Africa in Ranchi:
Virat Kohli vs Kagiso Rabada
After knocking the path-breaking double century in the second Test at Pune against hapless Proteas, the swashbuckling batsman Virat Kohli is all set to demolish the African pacers with the same kind of performance in third Test match also. But on the other side, star death-over specialist of visitors Kagiso Rabada is also ready to take the crucial wicket of Indian Skipper Kohli at a very early stage in the upcoming battle in Ranchi. It will be interesting to see between both the experienced cricketers who will earn a chance to lift up his team in the last Test encounter.
Faf du Plessis vs Ravindra Jadeja
After having some disappointing innings in the ongoing three-match Test series against India, South African skipper Faf du Plessis seriously looking forward to put up a great show in the last Test encounter at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. But as long as all-rounder star Ravindra Jadeja is playing for the Indian cricket team, it is going to be quite tough for Proteas captain to score in the upcoming clash. The 30-year-old Indian veteran Jadeja already stunned Du Plessis with his fierce delivery in the first Test at Vizag and hoping to do the same in the next match also.
Ravichandran Ashwin vs Quinton de Kock
One of the finest pacers of Indian Cricket Team in Test format, Ravichandran Ashwin has played exceedingly well in the last two Test encounters against South Africa at the home pitch. The world-class off-spinner has been seen in a great form in the ongoing series and in the last encounter also he is looking forward to create his magic one more time. On the other hand, young wicket-keeper batsman Quinton De Kock who has registered a ton in the Test opener is also hoping to blast the Indian pacer with some jaw-dropping shots.