Today Match Prediction
| On Jan 20, 2022 12:32 PM IST

SL vs ZIM Dream11 Team, Who will win Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Today Match Prediction 21 January


SL vs ZIM today match prediction: With the series now level at 1-1, courtesy Craig Ervine-led Zimbabwe enforcing a 22-run triumph in the second ODI, the focus shifts to the third and final ODI at Pallekele that will decide the fate of this mind-boggling feud. In the second ODI, Sri Lanka’s batting collapses at the top and middle-order proved to be the cause of their defeat, something the hosts should look to avoid at any expense in the upcoming feud. For Zimbabwe, the handy knocks from their batters set the foundation for a 300-plus total, which coupled with the pace offered from Tendai Chatara and Blessing Muzarabani wreaked havoc in the previous outing.

SL vs ZIM 3rd ODI Match Details

Form Guide (Last 5 ODIs)



Record at Pallekele (ODIs)

SL: 2 wins

ZIM: 1 win and 1 defeat

Standings in ICC ODI Rankings

SL – 9

ZIM – 14

SL vs ZIM Today Match Prediction

Sri Lanka would look to seal the deal in the final feud.  Though Zimbabwe have been quite commanding as a unit and they have the players of the likes of Regis Chakabva, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Tendai Chatara who’ve been impressive so far, Sri Lanka, too,  have competent players in their armory to counter the visitors. 

Who will win today’s SL vs ZIM match?

Sri Lanka have been touted as the favorites to win this match as per SL vs ZIM dream11 prediction, but Zimbabwe is likely to ploy hard on spoiling the hosts’ chances of enforcing a dominant display at any stage of the contest. 


Bet365 – SL – 1.28, ZIM – 3.75

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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Dream11 Team & Playing 11 for Today’s Match

SL Playing 11 (likely)

Pathum Nissanka

Kusal Mendis (wk)

Kamidu Mendis

Dinesh Chandimal

Charith Asalanka

Dasun Shanaka

Chamika Karunaratne

Jeffrey Vandersay

Maheesh Theekshana

Dushmantha Chameera

Nuwan Pradeep

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  • Dinesh Chandimal had come up with a match-winning 75 in the first ODI and since he’s an experienced campaigner in the current Sri Lankan lineup, he would be hoping to emulate a similar show in the series decider.
Matches Runs Average
152 3784 32.34


  • Jeffrey Vandersay sits atop the bowling charts in terms of most wickets in the concurrent 3-match ODIs (5) while averaging a mere 19.00. The leggie has maximized his potential on the wicket offered at Pallekele, picking 2/44 in the first match and 3/51 in the lately concluded match.
Matches Runs Average
14 16 35.93

ZIM Playing 11 (likely)

Takudzwanashe Kaitano

Regis Chakabva (wk)

Craig Ervine

Sean Williams

Wesley Madhevere

Sikandar Raza

Ryan Birl

Wellington Masakadza

Blessing Muzarabani

Tendai Chatara

Richard Ngarava

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  • Sean Williams has come up with sublime exhibitions in the last two matches, which include knocks of 100 and 48, thereby making him a vital cog for the tourists in the must-win game at Pallekele. He’s leading the batting charts in the ongoing series, with 148 runs at an average of 74.00 and a strike rate in excess of 100.
Matches Runs Average
141 4143 35.41
  • Craig Ervine averaged over 60.00  in the last bilateral that he played against Ireland back in the month of September 2021, and credits to him for carrying the form into the ongoing 3-match series against Sri Lanka, wherein he has amassed 100 runs in the last two innings. He came up with a Man of the Match performance in the second ODI that comprised a 98-ball 91 to steer the tourists past 300.
Matches Runs Average
101 2837 32.98


Today Match Score: The last two matches have witnessed both sides score a truckload of runs and thus, another high-scoring affair could be witnessed at Pallekele. A scoreline of 280-300 can be put to witness in the final match of the series.

Today Pitch Report: From what’s been the case so far, it’s been a belter of a track, and batsmen have capitalized the most from the conditions offered. Seamers and spinners have had their share of successes in the last two instances. 

Where to watch SL vs ZIM 3rd ODI live score: Sony Sports Network.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe timetable: SL vs ZIM January 21 at Pallekele.

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