SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction: 3rd T20I Match of Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, 2024 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Dream11 Team

Published on: Jan 18, 2024 3:00 pm IST|Updated on: Jan 18, 2024 12:20 am IST

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Dream11 Prediction

The third T20I between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will be played on Thursday at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Let’s take a look at our fantasy preview for this game.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I of Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024
18th January, 07:00 PM IST
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka

SL vs ZIM Preview

Zimbabwe secured a brilliant victory in the second T20I, marking their first-ever win against Sri Lanka in this format. Craig Ervine and Luke Jongwe delivered exceptional performances with the bat, leveling the series at 1-1. Zimbabwe finds themselves in a fascinating matchup against worthy opponents and aims to create history by upsetting the host in the series decider. Meanwhile, with Wanindu Hasaranga, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, and Kusal Mendis in their ranks, Sri Lanka will be looking to wrap up the series on a high note with a victory.

Form Guide


R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch at R. Premadasa Stadium is expected to be favorable for batting, with the pacers potentially enjoying some swing early on. Spinners are expected to come into action as the game proceeds.

Last 5 T20I matches at this ground

Matches won by team batting first: 0
Matches won by team bowling first: 5
Average 1st innings score: 162
Average 2nd innings score: 153

SL Playing 11

1. Pathum Nissanka
2. Kusal Mendis (wk)
3. Kusal Perera
4. Sadeera Samarawickrama
5. Charith Asalanka
6. Angelo Mathews
7. Dasun Shanaka
8. Wanindu Hasaranga (c)
9. Maheesh Theekshana
10. Dushmantha Chameera
11. Dilshan Madushanka

Sri Lanka Team News

  • Squad:  Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Mathews, Wanindu Hasaranga(c), Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Kamindu Mendis, Nuwan Thushara
  • There has been no report of injuries.

SL Key Players

Angelo Mathews Stats vs Zimbabwe in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I T20I Runs against ZIM T20I Batting average Total runs & wickets in T20I Captain choice
66, 46, 11, 13, 5 116 runs in 4 Matches 27.39 1260 runs & 37 wickets in 80 Matches         ✅

Kusal Mendis Stats vs Zimbabwe in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I T20I Runs at R. Premadasa Stadium T20I Batting average Total runs in T20I Vice-captain choice
4, 17, 73, 10, 23 199 runs in 11 matches 23.47 1291 Runs in 57 Matches           ❌

ZIM Playing 11

1. Craig Ervine
2. Tinashe Kamunhukamwe
3. Brian Bennett
4. Sean Williams
5. Sikandar Raza (c)
6. Ryan Burl
7. Clive Madande (wk)
8. Luke Jongwe
9. Wellington Masakadza
10. Richard Ngarava
11. Blessing Muzarabani

Zimbabwe Team News

  • Squad: Joylord Gumbie(w), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Craig Ervine, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza(c), Ryan Burl, Clive Madande, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tony Munyonga, Brian Bennett, Carl Mumba, Ainsley Ndlovu
  • There has been no report of injuries.

ZIM Key Players

Craig Ervine Stats vs Sri Lanka in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I Runs against SL in T20I T20I Batting average vs SL Total T20I runs Captain choice
70, 10, 0, 54, 17 90 runs in 4 matches 22.50 1439 Runs in 67 Matches           ❌

Sikandar Raza Stats vs Sri Lanka in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I Away stats Runs & wickets in 2023-24 Total T20I runs & wickets Vice-captain choice
8, 62, 37, 2, 65 1038 runs in 49 matches 585 runs & 20 wickets in 14 matches 1844 runs & 58 wickets in 80 matches             ✅

Who will win today’s match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe (3rd T20I of Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024)?

  • Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe have played five T20Is, with Sri Lanka winning four and Zimbabwe winning one.
  • Sri Lanka will be eager to bounce back after losing five home series and winning only two since 2018. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe will think of this away series as an opportunity, despite losing four and winning only one since 2019.
  • Sri Lanka are expected to come back stronger and clinch the series with a win here.

SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Kusal Mendis
Batsmen: Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, Kusal Perera, Charith Asalanka
All-rounder: Sikandar Raza, Wanindu Hasaranga, Angelo Mathews
Bowlers: Dilshan Madhushanka, Richard Ngarava, Maheesh Theekshana

Who are Best Captain Options for SL vs ZIM Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Angelo Mathews, Sikandar Raza
For Grand League, Mega Contest: Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis

What are SL vs ZIM Fantasy Tips?

  • Sikandar Raza is a phenomenal all-rounder who has performed decently in the series and had an impressive year with both the bat and the ball last year, making him a multiplier pick for this game.
  • Angelo Mathews has had a terrific series with the bat, scoring 112 runs in two games, and being a handy bowler adds to his value, making him a must-have pick for this game.
  • Kusal Perera has faced challenges in this series but has an excellent record in T20s at the R. Premadasa Stadium, scoring 442 runs in 16 matches, making him a worthy punt pick.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga needs no introduction to his bowling prowess, and as a handy batter down the order, he can bat freely, making him a top pick for mega leagues.

Where to watch SL vs ZIM Live?

Sony Sports Ten 5 and Sony Sports Ten 5 HD

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