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.
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
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.
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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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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