SL vs ZIM Dream11 Team, Who will win Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Today Match Prediction 16 January

Updated on: Jan 15, 2022 1:19 pm IST

  • SL vs ZIM

    SL vs ZIM Today Match Prediction: Sri Lanka will host Zimbabwe for a 3-match ODI series starting January 16. The matches will be contested at Pallekel Stadium. The last time these sides crossed swords was back in the Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series in 2018, which witnessed both Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe grab a win each over each other. Interestingly, this would be the first time since 2017 that both Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will be competing against each other in any bilateral series. Then, Zimbabwe had won the 5-match ODI series by 3-2, but situations have changed since then, and the outcome could wind up in the hosts’ favor this time around. As far as players are concerned, for Sri Lanka, all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva will miss out because of paternity leave. The likes of Avishka Fernando, Janith Liyanage and Kamil Mishara are out after testing COVID positive. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe have roped in all-rounder Tinotenda Mutombodzi, who last played an ODI in 2020.

    SL vs ZIM 1st ODI Match Details

    Form Guide (Last 5 ODIs)

    SL: WLWWL

    ZIM: LNRWLL

    Record at Pallekele (ODIs)

    SL – 1 Win

    ZIM – 1 defeat

    Standings in ICC ODI rankings

    SL – 9

    ZIM – 14

    SL vs ZIM Today Match Prediction

    Sri Lanka looks far more competent on paper than Zimbabwe for the forthcoming matchups. The likes of Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Charith Asalanka and Kusal Mendis will hold the key with the willow, while the onus of affecting breakthroughs lies on the shoulders of Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama and Chamika Gunaratne.

    Who will win today’s SL vs ZIM match?

    Sri Lanka would be the heavy favorite for the forthcoming ODI in SL vs ZIM dream11  prediction.  Though they are missing out on some of the vital players owing to the COVID-19, the Sri Lankan cricket team still looks pretty settled in terms of the batting and bowling attack they have to offer in the forthcoming feud.

    Bet 365 – SL – 1.16, ZIM – 5.00

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    Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Dream11 Team & Playing 11 for Today’s Match

    SL Playing 11 (likely)

    Pathum Nissanka

    Dinesh Chandimal (wk)

    Kamindu Mendis

    Charith Asalanka

    Dasun Shanaka

    Chamika Karunaratne

    Dushmantha Chameera

    Maheesh Theekshana

    Jeffrey Vandersay

    Nuwaan Pradeep

    Praveen Jayawickrama

    • Kusal Mendis can be expected to play a massive role with the bat in getting the hosts to a competitive total. The absence of Avishka Fernando will certainly bring in a lot of responsibility on the top-order batter, whose quick scoring ability could pose a threat to the rivals.

    Matches

    Runs

    Average

    Strike Rate

    79

    2228

    30.11

    83.98

     

    • Charith Asalanka’s been impressive in the limited opportunities that he has received so far. And it’s likely, that the middle-order batter would extend his form for the 3-match ODIs against the Ervine’s men.

    Matches

    Runs

    Average

    Wickets

    8

    326

    40.75

    85.79

    ZIM Playing 11 (likely)

    Regis Chakabva (wk)

    Craig Ervine

    Wesley Madhevere

    Sean Williams

    Sikandar Raza

    Ryan Burl

    Luke Jongwe

    Tinotenda Mutombodzi

    Wellington Masakadza

    Blessing Muzarabani

    Richard Ngarava

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    • Sikandar Raza has time and again shown how potent he has been for Zimbabwe in the limited-over format. The all-rounder will have to carry the onus of stitching crucial partnerships and force the breakthroughs at regular intervals.

    Matches

    Runs

    Average

    Wickets

    108

    3011

    34.61

    62

     

    • Sean Williams has to have a great outing with his all-round prowess for the visitors to render a tough fight against Dasun Shanaka & Co. The veteran’s off-breaks could pose a threat in the conditions offered at Pallekele.

    Matches

    Runs

    Average

    Wickets

    139

    3995

    34.74

    75

    Today Match Score: Sri Lanka’s bowling attack is likely to dominate Zimbabwe in this forthcoming matchup. A scoreline 220-240 can be anticipated, provided the hosts’ bat first, else one could expect scores around 200 as well.

    Today Pitch Report: It’s a good wicket to bat on, and the conditions are likely to incline in the batter’s favor as the match progresses. Chasing has been the ideal option at this venue, with the team batting second winning on 15 occasions.

    Where to watch SL vs ZIM 1st ODI live score: Sony Sports Network.

    Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe timetable: SL vs ZIM January 18 at Pallekele.

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