The 'Voice of Indian cricket' Harsha Bhogle got yet another prediction of his right as South Africa lost the toss despite sending out another member instead of Faf DuPlessis in the third Test on Saturday. Harsha Bhogle had questioned Faf DuPlessis' decision to send another player in hopes to win the toss and had said that irrespective of who came out, the chances of winning were one out of two chances. India's skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first, thus proving Harsha Bhogle's insight on South Africa to be correct. The Indian commentator and analyst took to Twitter after the toss to convey that it did not matter who attended the toss for South Africa as even they could not win the toss in place of Faf DuPlessis.
It tells you a thing or two that a captain feels the need to take someone over to call. But irrespective of who calls, the chance of winning it is 1 in 2!!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 19, 2019
And so it doesn't matter who calls! A different person doesn't stand a better chance of winning the toss. https://t.co/26CXYzGOsW— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 19, 2019
After having won both the matches comprehensively, India will be eyeing a clean sweep against a struggling South Africa. The visitors' woes increased when Keshav Maharaj and Aiden Markram were ruled out of the contest due to injuries. The Virat Kohli-led side are sitting comfortably at the summit of the ICC World Test Championship rankings with 200 points in their tally. No other team is even closer to the top-ranked Test side. Apart from a clean sweep, India will also be eyeing to add another 40 valuable points. The Proteas, on the other hand, would be looking to salvage pride and if they manage to win the dead rubber, then they would open their account in the World Test Championship rankings. The third Test will be played at the JSCA International Stadium Complex at Ranchi on Saturday.
Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane(vc), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shahbaz Nadeem(debut), Umesh Yadav, Md Shami