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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Captain, Vice-Captain & Playing XI for 1st ODI match

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Captain, Vice-Captain & Playing XI for 1st ODI match

A new-look Sri Lanka are all set to face Zimbabwe in their first-ever bilateral series of 2022. Since both teams have not met in a while with their last game being in the tri-series, it will be an intriguing series for both sides.

In the first-ever series of 2022, Sri Lanka are all set to miss the services of a few key players like Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera. However, Sri Lanka are set to have the experienced duo of Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Mendis to guide the young guns.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe have selected a team with experience and talents. Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams will be the spearheads for the side with their abundance of experience. Blessing Muzarabani will be the key bowler for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka. 

Match Details

Match: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI

Date and Time: January 16th 2022, 2:30 PM IST

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Head to Head

Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe have met 57 times and Sri Lanka have won 44 games. On the other hand, Zimbabwe have just 11 games with two no results. When they met last time, Sri Lanka won by five wickets while chasing 202 in a tri-series.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Pitch Report

The strip at Pallekele International Stadium is a competitive one. Both batsmen and bowlers will have the equal advantage to shine. However, the teams winning the toss must choose to chase as dew plays a significant role.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Weather Report

The weather in Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is expected to be cloudy. The average temperature is likely to be around 30 degrees centigrade. 

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Mahesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Ramesh Mendis, Kamindu Mendis.

Zimbabwe: Craig Ervine, Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe D11 Team

Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka ©, Craig Ervine, Kusal Mendis, Pathun Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka, Sean Williams (VC), Sikandar Raza, Dushmantha Chameera, Blessing Muzarabani, Mahesh Theekshana

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Prediction

Both, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe are undergoing a rebuild. However, Sri Lanka are on top of the curve with their youngsters going all guns blazing. Despite a strong spirit on Zimbabwe’s side, we predict Sri Lanka to take home the first game. 

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Live Stream

The 1st ODI between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will be streamed live on the Sony Network and Sony Liv.

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