India bowl no changes, South Africa make 3 changes in decider

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New Delhi: The Indian team led by Shikhar Dhawan will play the deciding series against South Africa in New Delhi. Dhawan won the toss and also revealed that he will have an unchanged eleven. On the other hand, South Africa had three players down with flu, including their captain Keshav Maharaj.

“It is always a privilege to be the patron. We would have gone bowling first. We have three changes. A few boys have fallen ill. Maharaj fell ill. Shamsi and Bavuma are also down,” said makeshift skipper David Miller.

“We will bowl first. I think there is some moisture in the wicket and we would like to explore that. The boys played well under pressure. We are going with the same team,” India captain Shikhar Dhawan said.

India vs South Africa Playing XI

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller(c), Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan(c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson(w), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan

The start of the third and final ODI between India and South Africa was earlier delayed due to a wet pitch. The city has been suffering from rain for the past few days, but the sun is shining at the moment.

An inspection was conducted at 13:30 local time, after which a toss was decided at 13:40, followed by the first ball of the match at 14:00 IST.



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