Today’s Match Prediction: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I Dream11 Team: SL vs ZIM Today Match Prediction, January 18, 2024 Who Will Win?
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SL vs ZIM Match Details
Match: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2024
Date: January 18, 2024
Time: 07:00 PM LOCAL
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Telecast and Live Streaming: FanCode
SL vs ZIM 3rd T20I Preview
The stage is set for a thrilling finale to the three-match T20I series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, with both teams vying for bragging rights and momentum heading into the upcoming ICC World Cup qualifiers. The series is currently tied 1-1, making the 18th January clash at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo a mouthwatering prospect.
The home team will be desperate to bounce back after a disappointing defeat in the second T20I. Their batting, particularly in the middle overs, faltered, failing to capitalize on a promising start provided by Pathum Nissanka. Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva will need to convert their starts into substantial scores, while the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga and Dasun Shanaka will have to provide the much-needed late flourish.
The bowling unit, spearheaded by the experienced Dushmantha Chameera and the wily Wanindu Hasaranga, has shown glimpses of brilliance but needs to be more consistent. Spinners like Maheesh Theekshana and Ramesh Mendis will also need to play their part in containing the Zimbabwean batsmen.
Zimbabwe, on the other hand, will be brimming with confidence after their stunning victory in the previous game. Their batting unit, led by the in-form Regis Chakabva and the explosive Wesley Madhevere, looked in supreme touch, taking apart the Sri Lankan bowling attack. The experienced Sean Williams and the hard-hitting Milton Shumba will be looking to continue their fine form and provide late cameos.
The bowling unit, spearheaded by the wily Blessing Muzarabani and the accurate Victor Nyauchi, has been disciplined and economical. The spin duo of Tanaka Chivanga and Wessly Madhevere has also chipped in with crucial wickets.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I Pitch Report and Conditions
It was a much quicker surface on Thursday with batters able to hit through the line and rely on the pace of the wicket. We expect a par score to be around 165 in this clash.
SL vs ZIM Today Match Weather Report
The forecast is for very humid conditions across Thursday evening at this venue. There will be cloud cover and a small chance of a short thunderstorm interrupting the match.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Toss Prediction
With the first two games of the series won by the team fielding first, we predict that both captains will want to field first in this game.
What is Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd T20I Score Prediction?
If SL Bats First: 170+ Runs
If ZIM Bats First: 154+ Runs
Winning Chances of SL vs ZIM?
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Dream11 Team Prediction
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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Dream11 Team Today
- Pathum Nissanka (SL): Consistent opener, top scorer in both T20Is so far.
- Kusal Mendis (SL): Talented wicketkeeper-batsman, needs to convert good starts.
- Charith Asalanka (SL): Anchored the chase in the 2nd T20I with a crucial fifty.
- Sean Williams (ZIM): Experienced all-rounder, solid performer throughout the series.
- Wesley Madhevere (ZIM): Explosive batsman, provides late cameos and good fantasy points.
- Wanindu Hasaranga (SL): Vital player with bat and ball, can single-handedly win matches.
- Sikandar Raza (ZIM): Captain and key all-rounder, reliable with bat and decent with the ball.
- Dushmantha Chameera (SL): Experienced pace bowler, can take early wickets.
- Blessing Muzarabani (ZIM): Lethal fast bowler, key wicket-taker for Zimbabwe.
- Maheesh Theekshana (SL): Mystery spinner, can trouble Zimbabwean batsmen.
- Tanaka Chivanga (ZIM): Left-arm spinner, economical and takes crucial wickets.
- Pathum Nissanka (C): Consistent performances and in good form.
- Wanindu Hasaranga (VC): Can single-handedly change the game with both bat and ball.
SL vs ZIM Probable Playing XIs
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga(c), Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Kamindu Mendis, Matheesha Pathirana
Craig Ervine, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Brian Bennett, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza(c), Ryan Burl, Clive Madande(w), Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tony Munyonga, Ainsley Ndlovu, Milton Shumba, Carl Mumba, Joylord Gumbie
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Today Match Prediction Probable Winners
We expect Sri Lanka to win this match