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 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)



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.




Strike Rate






  • 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.









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.










  • 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.









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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