Well! Things aren't going so good for the home team. 2-0 in a home series even after so much of IPL experience into the Indian squad. Indian cricket fans strongly hope that Indian team would turn tables in the 3rd T20 match and save some pride. Watch India vs South Africa 3rd T20 live streaming and telecast on HotStar and Star Sports HD network with live Hindi and English commentary.
The first T20 was a close one where South Africa nailed it with two balls left. But the second T20 brought an absolute dismal performance from the Indian team. Now what? There is still a bit of time left for the T20 World Cup. India badly needs to set the things straight before its too late. Dhoni and company needs to find the right combination.
A similar disappointment came in Bangladesh when India lost first two ODI matches to Bangladesh. The team shouldn't get into a habit of losing important initial matches. The team badly needs to get back to the winning momentum before they end up losing more matches ahead of the prestigious ICC T20 event.
What would be the right steps for Dhoni? He might look for changing the playing XI. The most probable solutions seems to be bringing in more balance into the batting. Ajinkya Rahane can bring more solidity into the batting line up.
To bring more variety to the bowling, Dhoni should give Amit Mishra a chance. Ashwin and Mishra can make a lethal combination with off spin and leg spin. Dhoni might have thought of Stuart Binny. But Eden Gardens, Kolkata being a strip for spinners, Amit Mishra should get a chance ahead of Binny.
Things are falling in perfect places for South Africa. The batting as well as bowling line up is clicking in tandem. The fielding is really strong and they are putting a lot of pressure on Indian batsmen.
Next, India plays five ODI matches against South Africa. Stay tuned with us for previews and reviews of the upcoming matches.