Kolkata: Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin will be under watch as India attempts to play for pride in the third and final twenty20 international against South Africa in Kolkata on Thursday (Oct 8).
Team India is on 2-0 score in the three-match series, and are planning to come back with more than a couple of changes in their playing XI but Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Ashwin are expected to play as the hosts look for a consolation win ahead of the ODI series which is going to start in Kanpur on October 11 (Sunday).
Virat Kohli might become the first Indian batsman to record a score 10 Twenty20 international fifties, Raina is 17 runs shy of a 1000 T20I runs. And Ashwin requires only one more wicket to become the first Indian to take 30 scalps in T20Is.
South Africa is going to play their 83rd T20I in Kolkata. South Africa and New Zealand will be together on the second place among teams to have played most T20Is.
South Africa requires one win to score their 50th T20I win. Pakistan is the other team to win50 T20Is. The team has 56 T20Is.
JP Duminy has not been dismissed in this series so far and he needs two catches to reach 30 catches.
JP Duminy, who has performed well with the bat in the present series, requires two more catches for his 30 catches. If he takes them, he would then become the second South African to take 30-plus catches. AB de Villiers has taken 37 catches.
De Villiers is in need of three more catches to take over the first place to take 40 T20I catches. Ross Taylor of New Zealand is on top of the list with 39 catches.
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