India tour of South Africa 2021-22 Test Series – 3rd Test

South Africa vs India Test series 2021-22

3rd Test:

Third and last but deciding Test of the 3 match series between South Africa and India is going to be played at the Newlands, Cape Town starting from January 11th 2022.

India tour of South Africa 2021-22 Test Series – 2nd Test

South Africa vs India History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the fifteenth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 7 times. Whereas the opponent won 4 times. 3 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 7 series in a span of 15 years, from 1992-93 to 2007-08, where South Africa won 5 times and India won twice.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was 3 series from 1996-97 to 2004-05.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was 5 series from 2006-07 to 2015-16.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was a (1) series (4 times) in 1996-97, in 2004-05, in 2015-16 and in 2019-20.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 3 series from 2007-08 to 2013-14.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are LWLWD.

Matches:

The teams completed 41 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 16 times, whereas the opponent also won 15 times with 10 draws. 

The teams played 10 consecutive tests without any draw from 2015 to present, in which South Africa won 3 times and India won 7 times.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was 3 matches from 2000 to 2001.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was 8 matches from 1996 to 2004.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was 5 matches from 2018 to 2021.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 5 matches from 2018 to 2021.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are WLLLL.

The Freedom Trophy:

Series:

This is going to be the fourth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series once. Whereas the opponent won 2 times.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 3 series in a span of 6 years, from 2015-16 to present, where the South Africa team won once and India team won twice.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was a (1) series in 2017-18.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was a (1) series in 2017-18.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was a (1) series (twice) in 2015-16 and in 2019-20.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was a (1) series (twice) in 2015-16 and in 2019-20.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are LWL – -.

Matches:

The teams completed 12 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 3 times, whereas the opponent won 8 times with a (1) draw. 

The teams played 10 consecutive tests without any draw from 2015 to present, in which South Africa won 3 times and India won 7 times.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was a couple (2) of matches from 2018 to 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was a couple (2) of matches from 2018 to 2018.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was 5 matches from 2018 to 2021.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 5 matches from 2018 to 2021.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are WLLLL.

Proteas Backyard:

Series:

When touring South Africa by India, the teams met to play bilateral series 7 times, out of them, the host won the series 6 times and the visitors never won, yet. 1 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series in a span of 18 years, from 1992-93 to 2010-11, where South Africa won all 4 series, whereas India never won any.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was 4 series from 1992-93 to 2010-11.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was 7 series from 1992-93 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was 0 series, till date.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 1 series in 2010-11.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are WWDWW.

Matches:

On the soil of South Africa, the teams faced each other 22 times. Out of them, South Africa received victories 11 times and India won 4 times with 7 draws.

The teams played consecutive 6 tests without any draw from 2013 to present, in which South Africa won 4 games whereas India won a couple (2) of matches.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was 3 matches (twice) from 2006 to 2010 and from 2013 to 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was 9 matches from 1992 to 2006.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was a couple (2) of matches from 2018 to 2021.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 3 matches from 2010 to 2013.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are WLLWW.

The Freedom Trophy @ Proteas Backyard:

Series:

When touring South Africa by India, the teams met to play bilateral series just once, out of them, the host won the series and the visitors never won, yet.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 1 series in 2017-18, where South Africa won the series, whereas India is still searching for the first win.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was a (1) series in 2017-18.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was a (1) series in 2017-18.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was 0 series, till date.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 0 series, till date.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are W – – – -.

Matches:

On the soil of South Africa, the teams faced each other 5 times. Out of them, South Africa received victories 3 times and India won twice.

The teams played consecutive 5 tests without any draw from 2018 to present, in which South Africa won 3 games whereas India won 2 matches.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was a couple (2) of matches from 2018 to 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was a couple (2) of matches from 2018 to 2018.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was a couple (2) of matches from 2018 to 2021.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was a couple (2) of matches from 2018 to 2021.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are WLLWW.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank (South Africa (88)) and first rank (India (124)) team. The host is 36 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

The team completed 447 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 170 times and lost 153 times. 124 outings were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 3, then the team will earn 15 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 2 points without any impact in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 2, then the team will earn 13 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rankings.

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will earn 11 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will gain 2 points without any impact in the ranking.

In case of drawing the series, the team will gain 6 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa are WLWWL.

The Visiting Team:

The team completed 559 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 166 times and lost 172 times. 1 match resulted in a tie. 220 times, the plays were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 3, then the team will earn 2 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 11 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 2, then the team will earn 4 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rankings.

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will lose 2 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 8 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

In case of drawing the series, the team will lose 5 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India are LWWDW.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Cape Town shows the weather would be a mixture of partly cloudy to sunny with some showers. Weather on the first day would be cloudy followed by sunny, on the second day, the weather would be partly cloudy and windy, mostly sunny on the third day and partly cloudy on the fourth day, showers would be expected on the last day of the game. No rain would be expected till the fourth day of the match, as the precipitation percentage would be below 25% (between 3% to 24%), it would be between 36% on the last day. The temperature would be between 22 to 30 degree Celsius. The speed of wind would be between 17 to 34 kmph.

Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 47 times out of 58 games, and the selection slightly favoured the teams, as the teams won 20 times and lost 19 times with 8 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WWWDL.

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On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won 5 times and lost thrice with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WLWLW.

The match result hasn’t been drawn since 2010 after closing to field first by teams.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 12 matches from 1889 to 1931.

The longest streak of a draw at the venue was a couple (2) of matches (twice) from 1939 to 1950 and from 2010 to 2011.

Overall, 25 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 22 times with 11 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWWWL.

Particularly, for South Africa, the team won the toss 25 times in 58 games. The team won 12 times and lost 8 times with 5 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWWWW.

The home side is undefeated after winning the toss since 2006.

The host never lost the game after winning the toss since 2006.

The home team never lost a game after choosing to field first since 1927.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue, while losing the toss, are LWDWL.

The visiting side never won the match after choosing to field first since 1896.

The first batting team won the matches 23 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 24 times with 11 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WLWWW.

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 208 in 2018, and the highest successful chase 331 in 2002.

The first innings lowest total was 45 in 2013, and the highest total was 629 runs in 2016. For the second inning, the lowest total was 47 runs in 1889, whereas the highest was 651 runs in 2009. For the third inning, the lowest total was 43 runs in 1889, whereas the highest was 473 runs in 2002. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 35 (completed innings) in 1899, whereas the highest was 354 runs in 2004.

The batting average of the first innings is 34.97 and 30.42 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 26.95, and 29.32 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 5 times at the venue. South Africa won thrice, whereas India is still searching for the first encounter with 2 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against India at the venue are WDWWD

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The Home Team:

The home side has an above average record at the venue, as the team won 26 times out of 58 played games and lost 21 times with 11 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are LWWWW.

The Visiting Team:

The visiting team has a very poor record, as the team never won, yet and lost thrice with 2 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue are LDLLD.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

South Africa:

The home side would like to go with the winning combination.

South Africa Eleven: D. Elgar, A. Markram, K. Petersen, R. van der Dussen, T. Bavuma, K. Verreynne, M. Jansen, K. Rabada, K. Maharaj, D. Olivier, L. Ngidi

India:

The team may go with V. Kohli in place of H. Vihari and I. Sharma in place of  injured M. Siraj.

India Eleven: KL. Rahul, M. Agarwal, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, A. Rahane, R. Pant, R. Ashwin, S. Thakur, M. Shami, J. Bumrah, I. Sharma

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.