ZIM vs SL Dream11 Match Prediction: The hosts, Zimbabwe will be looking to bounce back in the second Test of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. Zimbabwe displayed resilience in the first innings of the previous game as the scored 358 runs with the bat. However, batting last made matters complicated as they were bundled out for 170. Angelo Mathews scored a dominating double hundred which led to his side scoring 515 in reply to Zimbabwe's 358.
Date- Monday, January 27
Time- 1:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Harare Sports Club
Prince Masvaure and Craig Ervine should be in charge of the top order, while there might be a tossup between Kevin Kasuza and Brian Mudzinganyama. The veteran, Brendan Taylor would fit in at the middle order, while Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza should follow. However, the big news coming from the centre is that fast bowler, Kyle Jarvis has been ruled out of the second Test due to a lower back injury.
Kevin Kasuza, Brian Mudzinganyama, Prince Masvaure, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams (c), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (wk), Kyle Jarvis, Donald Tiripano, Victor Nyauchi, Ainsley Ndlovu, Timycen Maruma, Carl Mumba, Charlton Tshuma, Kevin Kasuza/Brian Mudzinganyama
The skipper Dimuth Karunanratne should be opening the innings alongside, Oshada Fernando. Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal add further stability to the batting attack. Suranga Lakma, Lahiru Kumara, Dilruwan Perera and Lahiru Kumara would be in charge of the bowling unit.
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando
Sikandar Raza has scored 487 runs from the last seven games for Zimbabwe with an average of 34.78 and has also picked 17 wickets in the process.
Angelo Mathews is fresh from a double hundred in the first Test and will be hungry to score more runs in the upcoming fixture.
Brendan Taylor has scored 406 runs from the last six games for Zimbabwe with an average of 36.90.
Suranga Lakmal has been pivotal with the ball in hand and has bagged 26 wickets from the last seven games for Sri Lanka.
Zimbabwe: Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams (c), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (wk), Donald Tiripano, Carl Mumba, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Victor Nyauchi
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara
Wicketkeepers- B Taylor, N Dickwella
Batsmen- S Raza (VC), C Ervine, Kusal Mendis, A Mathews (C)
Allrounders- S Williams, D d Silva
Bowlers- L Kumara, S Lakmal, D Tiripano
Wicketkeepers- B Taylor (VC), N Dickwella
Batsmen- P Masvaure, C Ervine, Kusal Mendis, A Mathews, D Karunarathne(C)
Allrounders- D d Silva
Bowlers- V Nyauchi, L Embuldeniya, S Lakmal
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