Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI match prediction, preview, team news, head to head, betting tips

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe plays the 2nd ODI of the three-match series at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, on January 18, 2022. Expect the second match between the two teams to be a success. Below is a discussion of the match between Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe:

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe TEAM NEWS


In this three-match ODI series, Sri Lanka will be led by interim head coach Rumesh Ratnayake and assisted by assistant Ruwin Paris, who replaced Mickey Arthur as the team’s head coach.

After testing positive for Covid-19, Aviska Fernando will miss the entirety of the ODI series. However, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Kusal Mendis will all return to the team after having been lifted from their international suspensions.


It is also a blow for Zimbabwe, who have won just one of their last 16 ODI matches, that Lalchand Rajput will be out of the picture for this match. This will be the ODI without a permanent head coach in charge.

In order to counteract Taylor’s retirement, the tourists will have to assemble a batting order that can replace the runs lost by Taylor’s departure. Craig Ervine will serve as captain and the experienced duo of Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams should provide the backbone for their batting order.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Pitch

This pitch is suitable for batting at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. It is a pitch that is typically dominated by batsmen on Pallekele. This is the kind of ground where we should hope for excessive scoring. The average score here is 260 or more. Whenever the crew wins the toss, they must elect to bat first. The spinners can be an integral part of this strategy.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Weather

In Pallekele is more clear than it has been for some time. Therefore, it is unlikely to rain here. If it rains, cricket fans will not be able to watch the full game.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Toss

Both the pitch and the weather dictate which team bats after winning the toss.

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe One day International head to head:

Total: 58
Sri Lanka won: 45
Zimbabwe won: 11
No results: 2

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Prediction:

With Taylor retired from international cricket, Zimbabwe is a national side undergoing change following his long career with the bat. It would not come as a surprise to see them struggle on a wicket that would be suited to Zambia’s plethora of spin bowlers. Even without Fernando, Sri Lanka with a home advantage should be able to accumulate a healthy score. Even without the help of Fernando, after their recent performance in a Test series against West Indies.

However, this is a very different format of cricket and some personnel changes are likely to occur as well. As a result, Sri Lanka should have enough to score well with the bat. It is no surprise that Sri Lanka should beat Zimbabwe in this Second ODI in the usual spin-friendly conditions of Kandy. Coupled with a bowling unit that should be far too strong for Zimbabwe. As a precaution, it is recommended to watch the weather forecast in the weeks leading up to play. Not make any premature decisions when inclement weather is possible.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Match Full Team

Srilanka Squad:

Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Mind Bhanuka, Chamika Karunaratne, Janith Liyanage, Kamil Mishara, Jeffrey Vandersay, Ramesh Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrema, Mahesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara, Chamika Gunasekera, Kalana Perera, Kusal Mendis

Zimbabwe Squad:

Craig Ervine (capt), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Clive Madande, Wesly Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams

Match Info

Match: SL vs ZIM, 2nd ODI, Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, 2022
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

Venue Guide

Stadium: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
City: Pallekele
Capacity: 35000
Measures: 75m square, 80m straight
Ends: Hunnasgiriya End, Rikillagaskada End
Hosts to: Kandurata

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