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 pitch report for this stadium and will also look at the best captain and vice-captain choices for the Dream11 Fantasy Team.

2023 was a year of heartbreaking for both Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe where they missed out on the ODI World Cup qualification directly & later played the qualifiers and then failed to directly qualify for the 2024 T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka also had a tough year where they finished second-from-bottom at the 2023 ODI World Cup. With the hope that 2024 will be a new dawn, Sri Lanka is going to host a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. The first match of the three-game ODI series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe is scheduled to be played at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday, January 6. For Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis has been appointed as the skipper in ODI.

On the other side, Zimbabwe will be delighted with the return of their ODI skipper, Craig Ervine. But, the visitors will miss the services of veteran all-rounder Sean Williams. In his absence, the experienced duo Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl will have the responsibility with both bat and ball. Sri Lanka has the upper hand over Zimbabwe, having won four of their previous five ODI matches. Then, let us see what happens. Will Sri Lanka maintain their dominance? Or will it be the guest who will surprise us in the series opener? Also Read; Top 10 Greatest Indian Spinners of all time

SL vs ZIM Match Details

  • Match: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe’s tour of Sri Lanka 2024
  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  • Date & Time: Saturday, January 6, 2:30 PM
  • Live Broadcast and Streaming: Fancode
  • Injured Players: No one

R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo typically favors bowlers, especially 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.

Colombo Weather Report 

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

SL vs Zim: Head-to-Head Records In ODI

  • Matches Played – 62
  • Sri Lanka won – 47
  • Zimbabwe won – 12
  • NR- 3

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Player Stats 

Batters To Watch (recent matches)
  1. Sadeera Samarawickrama, SL
    • 10 Matches, 373 Runs, 46.63 Avg., 101.63 SR
  2. Pathum Nissanka, SL
    • 10 Matches, 334 Runs, 37.11 Avg., 89.06 SR
  3. Sikandar Raza, ZIM
    • 10 Matches, 379 Runs, 47.38 Avg., 110.81 SR
Bowlers To Watch (recent matches)
  1. Dilshan Madushanka, SL
    • 9 Matches, 21 Wkts, 6.7 Econ, 22.38 SR
  2. Sikandar Raza, ZIM
    • 9 Matches, 9 Wkts, 4.7 Econ, 44 SR
  3. Richard Ngarava, ZIM
    • 9 Matches, 15 Wkts, 4.8 Econ, 26.06 SR

SL vs Zim Dream11 Prediction Team for Today’s Match

  • Wicket-keepers: K Mendis, S  Samarawickrama
  • Batters: P Nissanka, 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/ C Asalanka
  • Vice Captain: S Raza/ C Ervin 

SL vs ZIM: Probable Playing 11

Sri Lanka (SL): Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis (c), Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dunith Wellalage, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Avishka Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka, Mahesh Theekshana.

Zimbabwe (ZIM): Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine (c), Clive Madande, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Luke Jongwe, Sikandar Raza, Richard Ngarava, Milton Shumba, Blessing Muzarabani, Wellington Masakadza, Tony Monyunga.

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. Apart from this, Sri Lanka has good spin bowlers like Wanindu Hasaranga and Mahesh Teekshana who will play important roles. But, there is a shortage of such bowlers in Zimbabwe. So, Sri Lanka can win this match. Also Read: Top 10 Greatest Pakistani Fast Bowlers of all time

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