ZAF vs IND 3rd Test Day 1 match prediction 11 Jan 2022

Match date · 11 Jan 2022 · 14:00 IST
SA vs IND prediction
  • KL Rahul is the tournament's top scorer.
  • Dean Elgar has scored 202 runs in the four innings played.
  • Temba Bavuma has an average of 80.50 from four matches.
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SA vs IND Test 3 Day 1 Predictions & Betting Tips

South Africa is all set to host India in the third Test of the three-match series. The games will be played at the Newlands in Cape Town starting January 11, Tuesday. Keep reading along to find the top three betting tips from the SA vs IND head-to-head match to make some handsome cash from.

After India took a lead in the first Test match against South Africa, the Proteas put on a brave fight to chase down the 240-target set by the Men in Blue in the second Test. As a result, South Africa beat India by 7 wickets in the second Test at The Wanderers to level the three-match series. Proteas captain Dean Elgar was the hero for the home team with an unbeaten 96-run knock. This was India’s first defeat at the host's backyard in 30 years. The South Africans put up a gutsy batting in the second innings of the second Test at Johannesburg. As for India, their bowlers, Mohammad Sami, Shardul Tahkur and Ravichandran Ashwin scalped one wicket each. Currently, the Indian team is at the number 2 position in the ICC Test ranking and South Africa is positioned at number 6. With the series levelled currently, India will be excited to win the Freedom Trophy for the third time while South Africa will like to win the title for the first time. As for now take a look at the best South Africa vs India team and player betting tips accumulated for you.

SA vs IND Player Bets:

We have the three top run scorers of the series, KL Rahul, Dean Elgar and Temba Bavuma in our player betting section with profitable odds from the SA vs IND player betting tips.

KL Rahul To Score Over 31.5 Runs

The Indian skipper has always served as an asset to the Indian team. He will be joining the forthcoming fixture as the highest run scorer of the series so far. The Karnataka lad has been sublimely sensational across all three formats of the game. In the current series, Rahul has piled 204 runs from the four innings at an average of 51.00. Rahul has played a total of 42 Test cricket, in which he scored 2525 runs at a decent average of 36.07 along with 7 hundreds and 13 half centuries. Rahul has featured in 8 Test innings against South Africa, having scored 234 runs with an average of 29.25. While playing away from home, Rahoul has an average of 32.80 from the 28 Test matches played with a total of 1640 runs . In the 2021 season, Rahul has amassed 461 Test runs from the 10 innings he has batted in with an average of 43.12. This is Rahul’s debut season captaining India for Test cricket and his scores in the four matches played are - 50,8, 123 and 23. He is the top scorer among the Men in Blue simultaneously. Pari match as they Pari Match has offerred odds of 1.87 for KL Rahul to score over 31.5 runs SA vs IND match prediction.

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Dean Elgar To Score Over 28.5 Runs

The Proteas captain, Dean Elgar batted strongly in front of the Indian bowlers and stood like a rock in the chase of 240. Elgar was adjudged Player of the Match in the second Test match. The South African skipper guided his team to a memorable win with his unbeaten 96-run knock, which also helped them level the series 1-1. Elgar has a total of 202 runs under his belt from the four innings played at a remarkable average of 67.33, which makes him the second highest run scorer of the series. His scores in these four innings are - 28, 96*, 1 and 77. A left handed top order batsman, Elgar comes with an experience of 71 Test innings played over a span of ten years to congregate 4549 runs at an average of 40.25. These 124 Test innings are laced with eleven centuries and nineteen half tons. The Proteas opener has played 23 Test innings against the Men in Blue to assemble 778 runs from them at 38.90. Elgar has played 11 innings as a Test captain and put together 355 runs from them averaging 35.50. The skipper will be expected to strike again with the bat as he takes on the batting crease in the forthcoming fixture. PAri Match has offerred odds of 1.87 for Dean Elgar in the SA vs IND head-to-head match.

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Temba Bavuma To Score Over 24.5 Runs

Last but not the least, the South African middle order batsman - Temba Bavuma. Bavuma has smashed his way to score 161 runs in the four innings played at a brilliant average of 80.50. The right handed batsman has played six knocks against the Indians in Test cricket to collate 313 runs from them averaging at 31.30. His four scores in the ongoing Test series are - 51, 23*, 52 and 35*. The South African cricketer has played over 70 Test innings in his career and amassed 2258 runs from them at 33.70. Bavuma also holds a decently good record while playing at home. He has come out to bat in 26 matches in home soil and piled 1189 runs from them with an average of 36.03 which is laced with one century and eight half tons. In the 2021 season, Bavuma has played 4 Test matches and has an impressive average of 53.60 from them and a total of 268 runs. Bavuma will look forward to making the most of his current form in the upcoming match against the Men In Blue to which Pari match has offerred odds of 1.87 in the SA vs IND head to head match.

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My Picks:

KL Rahul To Score Over 31.5 Runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

Dean Elgar To Score Over 28.5 Runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

Temba Bavuma To Score Over 24.5 Runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

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