SL vs ZIM 2nd ODI Match Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024 – The 2nd Match of Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024 will be played between Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe on Monday, 08 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 2nd ODI Match Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024
|Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024
|Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe
|Monday, 08 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 Monday, 08 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 2nd ODI 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: Sri Lanka totaled 273 for nine in the first ODI before wet weather had the final say. Charith Asalanka hit a century in the middle order after Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama had put in 46 and 41, respectively, at the top. Mendis, as the team’s new captain, was characteristically sound with the bat.
Sri Lanka Key Players
- Charith Asalanka- the 26-year-old left-hander hit his third century in this format in the opening game of the series with an innings that included five fours and four sixes.
- Kusal Mendis- the skipper will be looking forward to going out to bat again in this game after hitting six fours in his 46 runs from 48 balls on Saturday.
- Dushmantha Chameera- the experienced right-arm fast bowler delivered only two overs before the rain arrived but bowled a maiden and will expect to be accurate again in this game.
- Dilshan Madushanka- the pace bowler did not concede a run from his two overs and dismissed both Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Craig Ervine from his first five balls.
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: Zimbabwe slipped to 12 for two in pursuit of a 274-run target before the first ODI was washed out. They will want to improve with bat and ball for this fixture. It will be interesting to see if Tapiwa Mufudza and Faraz Akram are retained in the XI this time.
Zimbabwe Key Players
- Craig Ervine- the left-handed captain has a top score of 130 not out in this format and he will relish the challenge of facing Dilshan Madushanka once again in this ODI.
- Sikandar Raza- with Zimbabwe’s top order looking particularly fragile in the first ODI, there is a good chance the all-rounder could be pushed up into the top four for his clash.
- Faraz Akram- the 30-year-old all-rounder produced with the ball on Saturday on his debut as he dismissed Janith Liyanage and Sahan Arachchige.
- Blessing Muzarabani- the 27-year-old right-arm fast medium bowler dismissed Dasun Shanaka before getting the wicket of Dushmantha Chameera in the penultimate over of the innings.
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 2nd ODI Match Winner
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Match Prediction
Although the weather forecast is again for some rain during the scheduled hours of this match, most pundits expect to get a result on Monday. Zimbabwe had their moments with the ball but never really got on top of Sri Lanka and with Richard Ngarava likely to miss out, their bowling attack is going to be weakened. Sri Lanka were the better side on Saturday and we are predicting a victory for them in this ODI.
We expect Sri Lanka to win this match.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Match Dream11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers: Kusal Mendis, S Samarawickrama
Batters: R Burl, A Fernando, C Asalanka
All-rounders: S Raza, D Shanaka
Bowlers: B Muzarabani, R Ngarava, M Theekshana, D Madhushanka
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Match Dream11 Team
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Match Both Team Top Batsmen
We are backing Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka and Sadeera Samarawickrama as our batting tips for Sri Lanka. The right-handed Samarawickrama continued his strong recent form for his country with 41 runs from 31 balls at number three on Saturday afternoon. Mendis also seemed at ease with the captaincy and he hit his highest score for eight innings in the first ODI.
Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl are our selections with the bat for Zimbabwe. Burl has experience playing on slow turning wickets like this thanks to his experience playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. He has hit over 2000 international runs in white ball cricket. Raza has struck 28 scores of 50+ across his ODI career and has hit over 4100 runs in total.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera and Maheesh Theekshana are our choices with the ball for Sri Lanka. Theekshana did not get a chance to bowl in the opening game of the series but he will certainly get turn from this surface in Colombo when he has the ball in hand. Chameera is a very reliable international bowler who has taken a five-wicket haul in both Tests and ODIs with a four-wicket haul in T20Is.
Our bowling picks are Sikandar Raza, Blessing Muzarabani and Faraz Akram for Zimbabwe. Raza bowls a consistent line and length but mixes up his pace and point of delivery. He can be very hard to score runs off and he dismissed fellow spinner Maheesh Theekshana on Saturday. Akram enjoyed bowling on this pitch in the opening ODI and we can expect to see plenty of slower balls and cross seam deliveries again in this match.