SL vs ZIM: Sri Lanka will be standing against Zimbabwe in the 2nd One-Day International match of Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka on 18th January at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.
Sri Lanka won the first ODI with flying colours, chasing down the target of 296 runs with 1.3 overs remaining. Zimbabwe’s openers had combined for 114 runs, and with the help of Sean Williams’ stunning century, they had successfully built a massive total for the Lankans.
However, Sri Lanka’s batting line-up did not panic, and with the support of a 75-run knock from both Pathum Nissanka and Dinesh Chandimal, followed by another significant 71-run innings from Charith Asalanka, they splendidly accomplished their goal and will now hope to replicate another similar performance in this game as well.
Match: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka
Date & Time: January 18th, 2:30 PM
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium surface has suited for both the batsman as well as the bowlers. Bowlers have struggled a bit bowling on this track in the previous match, while batters have enjoyed playing their strokes. The average score at this venue is 290 runs.
The temperature is forecasted to hover around 29°C on the matchday, with 65% humidity. The weather will be mostly cloudy and have a 13% chance of rain interrupting during the match.
SL vs ZIM Probable Playing XI
Charith Asalanka, Kamindu Mendis, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Gunasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay
Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Richard Ngarava, Tendai ChataraWellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani
SL vs ZIM Dream11 Team
Regis Chakaba, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Charith Asalanka, Sean Willams, Chamika Karunaratne, Sikandar Raza, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep, Richard Ngarava
Captain: Chamika Karunaratne; Vice-captain: Sean Williams