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India vs South Africa - 3rd T20I, Bangalore - Toss Report

India's captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and he has elected to bat first in the third and final T20I at Bangalore. The hosts' lead the three-match series 1-0 and they would like to win the final game to clinch the series. On the other hand, South Africa will aim to draw level in the series.and the visitors have made one change to their final XI.

The first T20I was called off due to rain in Dharamshala whereas India had won the second T20I match at Mohali by seven wickets. Thus, the Virat Kohli-led team will like to continue their good form going.


Here is what both captains had to say at toss time:

Virat Kohli said at the toss, 'Going to bat. Looks like a nice wicket. I know it's a ground where teams chase well. Heading into the World T20 though, we need to improve areas as a team. We're a good chasing team. Results are always a priority, but we need to get out of our comfort zone also. Have a few plans in mind, will be looking to executing those. Unchanged team.

Quinton de Kock, 'Will be a good wicket anyway, whether we batted or bowled. Just will have to try and compete, be the best players we can be. The last match was up and down for the team. Will try and come out and learn from our mistakes. One change - Hendricks comes in for Nortje, nice to have a leftie.

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: BCCI)

Here is the playing XI of both sides.

India's playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

South Africa's playing XI: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(w/c), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi

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