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| On Jan 15, 2022 10:39 AM IST

SL vs ZIM: Possible Sri Lanka Playing 11 for 1st ODI

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SL Playing 11: The Sri Lanka team will face the Zimbabwe team in the 1st fixture of the ODI series at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. They won their last ODI series against South Africa in September 2021.


Team News

  • The team will be captained by all rounder Dasun Shanka.
  • The likes of Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya De Silva, Lahiru Kumara will not be part of the series after being covid positive.
  • In place of above players, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, and Nuwan Pradeep is expected to feature in this fixture.
  • The key batters will be Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka, Charith Asalanka .
  • The pacers will be Chamika Karunaratne and Dushmantha Chameera.
  • The spinners can be Praveen Jayawickrama and Maheesh Theekshana.

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SL Playing 11 (likely)


1.  Pathum Nissanka
2.  Kusal Mendis
3. Dinesh Chandimal
4. Minod Bhanuka(wk)
5. Dasun Shanaka(c)
6. Chamika Karunaratne
7. Charith Asalanka
8. Ramesh Mendis/ Praveen Jayawickrama
9. Maheesh Theekshana
10. Dushmantha Chameera
11. Nuwan Pradeep

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The batting unit of the team is rock solid, with the likes of Nissanka, Asalanka, and Bhanuka proving themselves for the past 1 year. While Pradeep and Chameera will provide experience, with the 2 spinners Theekshana and Jayawickrama helping to put brakes with their perfect line lengths.


Sri Lanka Squad

Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka(c),Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Thushara, Ramesh Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Gunasekera, Dinesh Chandimal Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Shiran Fernando, Kamindu Mendis


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1. Charith Asalanka Stats in ODIs

Name Matches Runs 50s
Charith Asalanka 8 326 3

2. Kusal Mendis Stats in ODIs

Name Matches Runs 50/100
Kusal Mendis 79 2228 17/2

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3. Dushmantha Chameera Stats in ODIs

Name Matches Wickets Economy
Dushmantha Chameera 37 39 5.40

4. Nuwan Pradeep Stats in ODIs

Name Matches Wickets Economy
Nuwan Pradeep 47 59 5.96

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