SL vs ZIM Today Match Prediction: Both Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe were involved in what could be dubbed as a humdinger of a contest in the recently concluded first ODI in Pallekele. Opting to bat first, Zimbabwe posted 296 runs in the first innings, with openers Takudzwanashe Kaitano and Regis Chakabva posting an 80-run stand which was followed by a scintillating ton from Sean Williams. In response, the hosts chased down the total with five wickets in hand and nine deliveries to spare, as they rode on the enthralling performances from opener Pathum Nissanka and middle-order duo of Dinesh Chandimal and Charith Asalanka, who scored a minimum of 75-runs each to propel the Sri Lankan cricket team to a 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODIs.
Form Guide (Last 5 ODIs)
Record at Pallekele (ODIs)
SL: 2 Wins
ZIM: 1 Loss
Standings in ICC ODI Rankings
SL – 9
ZIM – 14
Credits to Zimbabwe for putting up a fighting performance in the first ODI, however, it’s likely for the hosts to spin a match-winning show in the much-coveted match to grab hold of the series. The top and middle-order batters from Sri Lanka, namely Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka. Dinesh Chandimal and Kamindu Mendis can be backed for another mighty show with the willow. At the same time, the trio of Nuwan Pradeep, Chamika Karunaratne and Maheesh Theekshana can be vouched to don a vital role with the ball against Craig Ervine & Co.
Sri Lanka will be the favorite for the second ODI in SL vs ZIM dream11 prediction as well, considering the all-round exhibition they put to display which eventually led to them stamping their authority in the previous outing.
Betway – SL – 1.15, ZIM – 5.00
Regis Chakabva (wk)
Today Match Score: Another belter of a track and thus, a scoreline around 250-260 could be anticipated in the second ODI. Both sides have ample scorers in their line-up who could accelerate when needed.
Today Pitch Report: Batters are likely to be a part of another high-scoring encounter in the upcoming match, and taking into account the cloud cover and the fact that chasing sides have benefitted on this wicket, the toss-winning side should look to bat second on this occasion.
Where to watch SL vs ZIM 2nd ODI live score: Sony Sports Network.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe timetable: SL vs ZIM January 21 at Pallekele.
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