SL vs ZIM 1st ODI Match Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024 – The 1st Match of Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024 will be played between Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe on Saturday, 06 January 2024, at 2:30 PM 09:00 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 1:30 PM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe teams, both teams have very good players.
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SL vs ZIM 1st ODI Match Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024
|Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024
|Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe
|Saturday, 06 January 2024
|2:30 PM 09:00 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
|R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
When: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024 on Saturday, 06 January 2024, 2:30 PM 09:00 AM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Where: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Pitch Report
The pitch of Melbourne Cricket Ground is favorable for the batsmen, although this ground is quite big, the batsmen can easily score runs on this ground because the ball comes easily on the bat, on the pitch of this ground and the outfield of this ground is also very fast, due to which The batsman can bat easily and score good runs.
What to expect:
Sri Lanka: opener Nuwaindo Fernando, uncapped batsman Janith Liyanage and Sahan Arachchige have been included in the limited-overs squad for the tour of Zimbabwe.
In the batting department, the team management will be heavily relying on the likes of openers Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, the middle-order trio of Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, and Charith Asalanka to deliver the bulk of the runs and post a competitive total against Zimbabwe.
On the bowling front, the onus will be on the pace duo of Dushmantha Chameera and Dilshan Madushanka to produce timely breakthroughs. Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahesh Theekshana, and Dunith Wellalage will be the three spin options for Sri Lanka for this opening clash.
Sri Lanka Key Players
- Pathum Nissanka- the 25-year-old top-order batter will be playing in his 50th ODI and he has enjoyed a successful run in this format where he averages 38.40.
- Kusal Mendis- the newly installed captain has hit over 3500 ODI runs and will be looking to add to his tally of three centuries in this format in this game.
- Dushmantha Chameera- the pace bowler has played over 100 internationals and has best bowling figures of 5/16 from his 47 ODI innings.
- Dilshan Madushanka- the 23-year-old left-arm fast-medium bowler was one of very few positives at the 2023 Cricket World Cup for Sri Lanka.
Probable XI: Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Mahesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan
Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Dushmantha Chameera, Mahesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Akila Dananjaya, Avishka Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Janith Liyanage, Sahan Arachchige, Dilshan Madushanka
Zimbabwe: The visitors have announced their limited-overs squad for the three-match series. Tapiwa Mufudza and Faraz Akram have earned their maiden call-up to the national side for the tour of Sri Lanka. Tony Munyonga and Clive Madande have been named in the limited-overs squad for the series against Zimbabwe.
In the batting department, hosts will be depending on the likes of Captain Craig Ervine, opening batsman T Kamunhukamwe, middle-order trio of Sikandar Raza, and Tony Munyonga to score the bulk of the runs.
Zimbabwe Key Players
- Ryan Burl- the middle-order batter also bowls useful leg-spin but his batting has been very consistent for Zimbabwe over the last couple of years and he hit 83 only three ODIs ago.
- Craig Ervine- the skipper has hit over 3200 ODI runs and will be looking to bring up his fifth century in this format in this match.
- Sikandar Raza- the all-rounder comes into this game with 85 ODI wickets and a top score of 141 in this format. He is a match-winner with both bat and ball.
- Richard Ngarava- the 26-year-old left-arm fast-medium bowler is two wickets from bringing up 50 dismissals in ODIs with best figures of 4/43.
Probable XI: Joylord Gumbie (w), Craig Ervine(c), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Sikandar Raza, Clive Madande, Tony Munyonga, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani
Zimbabwe Squad: Joylord Gumbie(w), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Milton Shumba, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Craig Ervine(c), Sikandar Raza, Clive Madande, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Faraz Akram, Tony Munyonga, Tapiwa Mufudza, Ryan Burl
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Winner
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Prediction
Both teams had disappointing ends to 2023 in this format but will be optimistic of a better year ahead. Sri Lanka has always been a very strong side at home across all formats and they generally are able to play the spinning ball far better than visiting sides from different continents. Zimbabwe is relying heavily on a couple of key players and we expect Sri Lanka to win this match.
We expect Sri Lanka to win this match.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Dream11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers: K Mendis, S Samarawickrama
Batters: C Ervine, R Burl, P Nissanka
All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, W Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage
Bowlers: R Ngarava, M Theeekshana, D Madushanka
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Dream11 Team
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Both Team Top Batsmen
With the ball, Dilshan Madushanka, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushamantha Chameera are our choices for Sri Lanka. Spin bowling all-rounder Hasaranga missed the 2023 Cricket World Cup due to injury but he is one of his country’s best white ball spinners with over 150 wickets in ODIs and T20Is. Madushanka will bowl with genuine pace and will hurry the batters on any surface.
Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, and Sikandar Raza are our bowling choices for Zimbabwe. Right-arm fast-medium bowler Muzarabani is tall and uses his height and bounce to good effect. He has taken a 4+ wicket haul on four occasions in ODI cricket. Ngrava has taken over 100 international wickets and will be particularly dangerous with the new ball.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
For Sri Lanka, we are backing Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, and Sadeera Samarawickrama with the bat. Samarawickrama ended 2023 in very strong form in this format. He made 54 and 93 in the Asia Cup before hitting scores of 108, 91 not out, and 65 not out in the Cricket World Cup. Nissanka has gone past 50 on six occasions in ODIs at home.
Our batting picks are Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine, and Ryan Burl for Sri Lanka. Ervine is vastly experienced with over 200 international appearances and seven centuries across Tests and ODIs. Raza has often been selected by franchise sides just for his batting such is the high quality. He has a top ODI score of 141 and has reached three figures on seven occasions in this format.