Sri Lanka will take on Zimbabwe in the second ODI of Zimbabwe’s tour of Sri Lanka on 18th January 2022 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.
The hosts Sri Lanka started the three-match ODI series on a high note by grabbing a fine victory. Chasing a big total of 297 runs, youngster Pathum Nissanka gave a perfect start to the innings with his knock of 75 runs. It was then bettered by a 129-run fourth-wicket partnership between the experienced Dinesh Chandimal (75) and Charith Asalanka (71) which helped the Lankans to cross the finishing line with nine balls to spare and five wickets remaining.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe will also be happy with their performance away from home. Veteran Sean Williams struck a fine century along with a half-century from Chakabva which saw the visitors set a target close to 300. Although they didn’t win the match but displayed a great performance and put up a strong fight. They will now look to sort out their problems and level the series with a win.
Match: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI
Date and Time: January 18th, 2022, 2:30 PM IST
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Head to Head
Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe have been up against each other on 58 occasions in ODIs. We have witnessed that Sri Lanka have come out as a better side having managed to win 45 games whereas Zimbabwe have grabbed just 11 victories. They last faced in the 1st ODI in January 2022 in Kandy where Sri Lanka came out on top by five wickets.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Pitch Report
The wicket at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is ideal for batting. There won’t be much on offer for the pacers which will help the batters to score freely. Spinners might find some assistance but the game is expected to be a high-scoring one.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Weather Report
The weather in Kandy is predicted to be Partly cloudy on 29th January. There are 20% chances of precipitation with the humidity being around 77% and wind speed at 11 kmph. The temperature at the venue might hover around 29 degrees celsius.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis(wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Gunasekara, Nuwan Pradeep
Zimbabwe: Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Regis Chakabva(wk), Craig Ervine(c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe D11 Team
Regis Chakabva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Craig Ervine, Sean Wiliams(C), Chamika Karunaratne(VC), Richard Ngarava, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeffrey Vandersay, Blessing Muzarabani
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Prediction
Sri Lanka surely starts as favorites to win this match and secure a series win over Zimbabwe. However, they cannot take Zimbabwe lightly, who put up a strong performance in the previous game.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Live Stream
The second ODI between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will be streamed live on the Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV, and Jio TV.