SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction: Sri Lanka is all set to host Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI series and the first ODI match is scheduled to be played on 16 January, 2022 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele. Both these teams have not played a lot of cricket in the recent especially the limited-overs format of the game. Incidentally, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka last met each in a tri-series back in 2018 which also included Bangladesh as well. However, Zimbabwe had managed to defeat Sri Lanka 3-2 in the 2017 five-match ODI series. But things have changed quite drastically since then. While talking about the current series, Sri Lanka have named a rather inexperienced squad for this home series as some of their key players will be missing out due to multiple reasons. Both Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will be eager to kickstart this ODI series on a high.
Fixture Name: 1st ODI, Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe
Competition: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe ODI
Date: 16 January
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Ground: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele.
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The wicket at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is expected to offer a competitive wicket as has been the case in the first two ODIs. There will be enough assistance for the batters and bowlers throughout the match. There will be help for the spinners and batting first will be the safe option on this track.
Team Form Guide:
SL (recent last): W L W W L
ZIM (recent last): L NR W L L
Charith Asalanka Stats in ODI
For Sri Lanka, left-handed batter Charith Asalanka has done impressively well in a short international career especially in difficult situations. Asalanka has scored more than 300 ODI runs that includes three fine half-centuries as well.
Dushmantha Chameera Stats in ODI
Sri Lanka’s pace spearhead Dushmantha Chameera will be leading the fast bowling attack for the hosts and he will be aiming to pick wickets on regular basis. Dushmantha Chameera has taken close to 40 wickets at a brilliant economy of less than 6.
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Sean Williams Stats in ODI
Zimbabwe’s senior batter Sean Williams will be a crucial player to watch out for in this first ODI match due to his amazing limited-overs record. Sean Williams has scored close to 4,000 runs while having played more than 100 ODI games.
Sikandar Raza Stats in ODI
For Zimbabwe, Sikandar Raza is quite an experienced cricketer who can contribute amazingly well both with the bat and ball. Sikandar Raza has smashed more than 3000 runs and also picked up as many as 62 wickets.
Sri Lanka will definitely have the upper hand while playing in their home conditions and the likes of Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal will be expected to take up the responsibility in the batting department. The trio of Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera and Chamika Karunaratne will be their important wicket-taking bowlers. On the other hand, Zimbabwe will once again depend a lot on the likes of Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Regis Chakabava and Sikandar Raza as their mainstay clogs with the bat. The likes of Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara and Wellington Masakadza will form a crucial part of the bowling attack. According to the SL vs ZIM today match prediction & Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe cricket betting tips, Sri Lanka are expected to win this game.
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WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Chandimal, Regis Chakabava
BATTERS: Charith Asalanka, Craig Ervine, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza
BOWLERS: Blessing Muzarabani, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Charith Asalanka, Sean Williams.
For Grand League: Sikandar Raza, Kusal Mendis.
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