SL vs ZIM 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Player Stats, H2H, Captain & Vice-captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips and More

In this article, we are going to discuss all about the SL vs ZIM 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction Team and the probable chances of which team will win. We’ll also discuss the weather condition along with a pitch report for this stadium and will also look at the probable playing 11 of both teams.

The second match of the three-game ODI series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe is going to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday, January 8. The first ODI between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe was washed out by the annoying rain. Before the first ODI was rained out, Asalanka and Madushanka put Sri Lanka on top. Asalanka played a fantastic innings of 101 off 95 before being run out. Also, Mendis and Samarawickrama added crucial runs for their team and set the target of 273/9 for Zimbabwe. 

In response, Zimbabwe’s batting was not as good as we expected as they lost their two wickets on the score of 12. Madushanka removed opener T. Kamunhukamwe and captain C. Ervine for ducks on the score of 1 and 5 respectively. After these incidents it was looking like Zimbabwe might have lost this match but Rain saved them. Then, let’s see what happens in the second ODI. Will Sri Lanka Show their dominance or Zimbabwe will fight back?

SL vs ZIM 2nd ODI Match Details

  • Match: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Zimbabwe’s tour of Sri Lanka 2024
  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  • Date & Time: Monday, January 8, 2:30 PM
  • Live Broadcast and Streaming: Fancode

R Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo typically favors bowlers, especially to spinners and slow bowlers. The pitch will offer turn and grip. So batting is expected to be challenging on this surface and the batters will need to spend some time. Hence, the team that wins the toss should bat second. Also Read: THU vs SCO Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Player Stats, H2H, Captain & Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips and More

Records and Stats Of Colombo Stadium:- 

  • ODI Matches played: 147
  • Matches won by teams batting first: 80
  • Matches won by teams batting second: 57
  • Matches tied: 0
  • Matches abandoned: 8
  • Highest team total: 375/5 – India vs. Sri Lanka, 2017
  • Lowest team total: 50 – Sri Lanka vs. India, 2023
  • Highest successful run-chase: 292/4 – Sri Lanka vs. Australia, 2022

Colombo Weather Report 

The forecast is not good, as there is a prediction of rain for the whole week in Colombo. 

SL vs Zim 2nd ODI Head-to-Head Records In ODI

  • Matches Played – 63
  • Sri Lanka won – 47
  • Zimbabwe won – 12
  • NR – 4

SL vs ZIM 2nd ODI: Player Stats 

  • Batters To Watch (recent matches)
  1. Sadeera Samarawickrama, SL
    • 10 Matches  414 Runs  51.75 Avg.  104.54 SR
  2. Pathum Nissanka, SL
    • 10 Matches  389 Runs  43.22 Avg 89.83 SR
  3. Sikandar Raza, ZIM
    • 10 Matches  379 Runs  47.38 Avg.  110.81 SR
  4. Joylord Gumbie, ZIM
    • 9 Matches  270 Runs  30.00 Avg  63.92 SR
  • Bowlers To Watch (recent matches)
  1. Dilshan Madushanka, SL
    • 10 Matches  23 Wkts  6.54 Econ  20.95 SR
  2. Maheesh Theekshana, SL
    • 8 Matches  6 Wkts  5.36 Econ  71.33 SR
  3. Sikandar Raza, ZIM
    • 9 Matches  9 Wkts.   4.7 Econ  44.00 SR
  4. Richard Ngarava, ZIM
    • 8 Matches  13 Wkts.   4.92 Econ  29.00 SR

SL vs Zim 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction Team for Today’s Match

  • Wicket-keepers: K Mendis, S  Samarawickrama
  • Batters: T Kamunhukamwe, C Asalanka, R Burl, C Ervine
  • All-rounders: S Raza, D Shanaka 
  • Bowler: D Madushanka, M Theekshana, R Ngarava
SL vs Zim Dream11 Prediction Team for Today's Match

SL vs Zim Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Best Choice

  • Captain: K Mendis/S Raza
  • Vice Captain: C Ervin/C Asalanka

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Probable Playing 11

Sri Lanka (SL): Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis (c), Janith Liyanage, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sahan Arachchige, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Avishka Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka, Mahesh Theekshana.

Zimbabwe (ZIM): Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine (c), Clive Madande, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Faraz Akram, Sikandar Raza, Richard Ngarava, Milton Shumba, Blessing Muzarabani, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Tapiwa Mufudza.

SL vs Zim: Injury and Availability News

Wanindu Hasaranga is still recovering from hamstring surgery and might not play this match. Pathum Nissanka, replaced by Shevon Daniel, was ruled out of Zimbabwe ODIs with suspected dengue.

SL vs Zim Match Prediction: Who Will Win today’s match?

After analyzing the recent performances and head-to-head records, the chances of victory are going in favor of Sri Lanka. Also, it is Sri Lanka’s home ground and the Colombo pitch is always favorable for spinners as well as fast bowlers, especially with new ball. Apart from this, Sri Lanka has a 78-41 win-loss record in ODIs hosted at the R. Premadasa Stadium. Also, Sri Lanka have in-form batters and bowlers like Asalanka, Mendis, Madhushanka and Teekshana. But, there is a shortage of such batters and bowlers in Zimbabwe except for all-rounder Sikander Raza and captain C Ervine. So, Sri Lanka can win this match.

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