SL vs ZIM: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Dream11 Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st ODI;

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SL vs ZIM: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Dream11 Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st ODI;

SL vs ZIM 1st ODI: Sri Lanka will play Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series starting on January 16th. Sri Lanka has made major changes to their roster for this series after considerable controversy. The primary players who will miss this series owing to various reasons are Wanindu Hasaranga, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera & Dhananjaya de Silva. Dasun Shanaka will remain in charge of the team. They are now ranked 9th in the ICC One-Day International rankings. And a series victory here will help them acquire additional rating points.

Zimbabwe, on the other side, last played an ODI in September 2021. When they drew the series 1-1 with Ireland. Craig Ervine, who will lead the team, will bear the brunt of the responsibility. The newcomers to the squad are Takudzwanashe Kaitano and Clive Madande. They beat Sri Lanka 3-2 the last time they toured and will continue that performance this time.

Match Details:

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

Date & Time: January 16th, at 2:30 PM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

Although it is a good batting pitch, there will be greater help for spinners. As the game progresses, the wicket begins to slow down, so anything above 250 is a solid competitive score.

Probable Playing XIs for SL vs ZIM:

Sri Lanka

Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Dasun Shanaka (c), Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama.


Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Ryan Burl, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Luke Jongwe, Milton Shumba, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara.

Top Picks for SL vs ZIM Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­– Batters

Last year, Charith Asalanka had a strong start to his career. He has been dubbed “Sri Lanka’s next great thing” in cricket. He has 326 runs at an average of 40.75 in eight One-Day Internationals, including three half-centuries.

In this structure of the game, Craig Ervine knows how to pace the innings. This will be his 100th ODI, and he will be looking to make it a special one. In his ODI career, he has scored 2737 runs at an average of 32.58.

Top Picks ­– All-Rounders

Chamika Karunaratne possesses the necessary talents to be an excellent finisher. He can strike the ball hard and, more crucially, he can pick wickets with the ball. In his ODI career, he has scored 200 runs and taken six wickets.

With both bat and ball, Sean Williams has a lot of potential to help his team win games. He is barely 5 runs short of 4000 ODI runs and has 75 wickets to his name.

Top Picks ­– Bowlers

Sri Lanka’s bowling contingent will be led by Dushmantha Chameera in this series. In 37 ODIs, he has taken 39 wickets, with the best result of 5 for 16, and he has also scored 203 runs with the bat.

Blessing Muzarabani has played in 27 One-Day Internationals for Zimbabwe, taking 34 wickets with the best performance of 5 for 49.

Top Picks ­– Wicketkeepers

Regis Chakabva has the ability to score runs in a variety of situations. In 43 ODI innings, he has scored 817 runs, including three half-centuries.

SL vs ZIM Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Career ODI Stats
Charith Asalanka 326 runs and one wicket
Pathum Nissanka 86 runs
Chamika Karunaratne 200 runs and 6 wickets
Craig Ervine 2737 runs
Sean Williams 3995 runs and 75 wickets

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Regis Chakabva, Craig Ervine, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl (vc), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Blessing Muzarabani, Maheesh Theekshana.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Dinesh Chandimal, Craig Ervine (c), Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Sean Williams, Dasun Shanaka, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Nuwan Pradeep, Maheesh Theekshana (vc).

SL vs ZIM Risky Captaincy Choices:

After a seven-month layoff, Kusal Mendis will play an ODI match. In ODIs, he has a career average of 30.1. You can take a chance and select him as the captain of your fantasy team.

Sikandar Raza has a lot of experience and can help you get points with his diverse abilities. For your fantasy teams, he’s a dangerous captaincy pick.

Player you should avoid:

With so many choices at the all-rounder position, it’s difficult to pick Wesley Madhevere for the final eleven.

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