Third ODI Preview: South Africa vs. Australia
Third ODI Preview: South Africa vs. Australia

A marginal seven-run win at Adelaide not only revived Australia's pathetic record in 2018 by just a little bit but also exposed the chinks in South Africa's batting arsenal. The hosts, who had lost seven games on the trot, found their bowling mojo at Adelaide and on a batting paradise at Hobart, Australia's batsmen should look to turn around their wretched form.

South Africa, on the other hand, have problems aplenty in their batting too and would be crushed by the close loss in the second ODI. Their quicker bowlers have been superb in the series but on a flat-baked Hobart wicket, Finch and co could test their consistency.

Batting-wise, the visitors will hope that their young batting guns find their feet. Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen and Reeza Hendricks have teased to go big without actually managing to while the trio of Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and David Miller haven't been in prime form either. Their task is cut out by Australia's rejuvenating bowling performance at Adelaide but a flat track should help the likes of Markram and de Kock.

Conditions: Pleasant weather expected with no rain delays.

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Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock

Despite Alex Carey's promising show at Adelaide, you should ideally back Quinton de Kock in your fantasy side. The South African wicket-keeper opens the batting and could enjoy the true bounce at Hobart. He hasn't kicked on this series with scores of 47 and 9 but could hit a purple patch on the Bellerive

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Rohit Sankar
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