SL vs ZIM 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 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  best captain and vice-captain choices for the Dream11 Fantasy Team.

The final 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 Thursday, January 11. The first ODI between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe was washed out by the annoying rain. Also, the second match was interrupted by rain but Sri Lanka won this match by 2 wickets. Zimbabwe while batting first set the target of 208 for the hoster. But, Janith Liyanage’s outstanding performance, scoring 95 runs, played a pivotal role in guiding Sri Lanka towards victory. Meanwhile, Richard Ngarava also displayed brilliance for Zimbabwe with a remarkable 5-wicket spell but couldn’t give victory to his team. Now, let’s see what happens in the third ODI. Will Sri Lanka Show their dominance or Will Zimbabwe fight back and end the series by 2-1?

SL vs ZIM Match Details

  • Match: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 3rd 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: R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium Colombo Boundary Length and Seating Capacity

Records and Stats Of Colombo Stadium:- 

  • ODI Matches played: 148
  • Matches won by teams batting first: 80
  • Matches won by teams batting second: 58
  • Matches tied: 0
  • Matches abandoned: 10
  • 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. 

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Head-to-Head Records In ODI

  • Matches Played    64
  • Sri Lanka won        48
  • Zimbabwe won     12
  • NR                            4

SL vs Zim: Player Stats 

  • Batters To Watch (recent matches)
  1. Sadeera Samarawickrama, SL
    • 10 Matches  395 Runs  49.38 Avg. 103.94 SR
  2. Pathum Nissanka, SL
    • 8 Matches  332 Runs   47.52 Avg   90.21 SR
  3. Sikandar Raza, ZIM
    • 10 Matches  278 Runs  30.89 Avg.  94.88 SR
  4. Ryan Burl, ZIM
    • 9 Matches   278 Runs  34.75 Avg    87.42 SR
  • Bowlers To Watch (recent matches)
  1. Dilshan Madushanka, SL
    • 10 Matches  22 Wkts  5.99 Econ  21.09 SR
  2. Maheesh Theekshana, SL
    • 9 Matches  10 Wkts   5.10 Econ   48.70 SR
  3. Blessing Muzarabani, ZIM
    • 8 Matches  11 Wkts   4.69 Econ  38.18 SR
  4. Richard Ngarava, ZIM
    • 8 Matches  16 Wkts   4.72 Econ   23.93 SR

SL vs Zim Dream11 Prediction Team for Today’s Match

  • Wicket-keepers: K Mendis, S  Samarawickrama
  • Batters: C Asalanka, R Burl, C Ervine
  • All-rounders: S Raza, D Shanaka, J Liyanage
  • Bowler: D Madushanka, M Theekshana, R Ngarava
SL vs Zim Dream11 Prediction Team for Today's Match

Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Best Choice

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

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.

Injury and Availability News

Wanindu Hasaranga is still recovering from hamstring surgery and might not play this match. Pathum Nissanka, replaced by Shevon Daniel, 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 medium fast bowlers. Apart from this, Sri Lanka have a 79-41 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 all-rounder Sikander Raza and captain C Ervine and Richard Ngarava. So, Sri Lanka can win this match.

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