Cape Town: With a little more than a day to go for the third and final Test at Cape Town between India and South Africa, plaudits are making their predictions. Despite a seven-wicket loss at Johannesburg, senior India cricketer Dinesh Karthik and ex-South African stalwart Shaun Pollock backed the visiting side to win at Newlands.

While talking on Cricbuzz, Karthik said: “I genuinely feel India is the frontrunner for many reasons. That is because their batting looks more strong. Also, with no Quinton de Kock, the hosts look a little brittle in their batting department. After Temba Bavuma one feels there is not much batting,” he said.