IN v/s SA 3rd Test: Captain Kohli to Return in Series Decider

Story Highlights
  • Virat Kohli to take charge of the final test in Cape town.
  • A shuffle in the players list to be expected.
  • Final test match for to break the 1-1 tie.

The Indian cricket team gearing up for the 3rd and the final test match against SA in Cape Town would witness a shuffle. With the scores poised evenly, both teams are set to target an outright win.

Losing the second Test after South African skipper Dean Elgar fought back ferociously to help his team chase down 240 run target, the return of Virat Kohli will be a crucial tie for the game. Fellow mate Mohammed Siraj is also likely to be replaced by Pacer Ishant Sharma. While officials also weigh Shreya’s Iyer as inclusion in place of a senior battle in the middle-order.  

Possibly, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma would be the new chauffeurs of the end game scheduled in Cape Town on 11th January.

Kohli, who missed the previous Test in Johannesburg would be seen in full form to lock horns with opponents at 1-1. Kohli who adds up to the psychological support additionally would play his 99th Test that forms to be special coinciding with his daughter’s first birthday.

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