SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction 1st ODI, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Predicted Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates

This assignment marks the first leadership role for Kusal Mendis since being appointed as the full-time skipper.

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Preview

At the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday, January 6, Sri Lanka will play Zimbabwe SL vs ZIM in the opening One-Day International of the three-match series. Following the ODI series, there will be a three-match T20I series between the two teams. On Sunday, January 11, the T20I series will begin.

With two victories from nine matches, Sri Lanka placed second-bottom in the ODI World Cup last year. The World Cup squad that participated has undergone considerable changes as a result of the selection committee’s recent appointment. Notable exclusions from the roster include Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva. The group includes Wanindu Hasaranga, whose ability to play will depend on how well he recovers from hamstring surgery. Since being designated the full-time skipper, Kusal Mendis has held no leadership positions before. Charith Asalanka has been named as his deputy.

Zimbabwe recently hosted Ireland for a three-match ODI series, which it defeated 2-0. The captain is none other than Craig Ervine, who has rejoined the team. Unfortunately, Sean Williams’ side injury from last month’s second T20I against Ireland has kept him out of the lineup.

SL vs ZIM

Match Information

1st ODI, Colombo, January 06, 2024, 02:30 PM

Sri Lanka
273/9(50.0ov)
Zimbabwe
12/2(4.0ov)

Match Abandoned

Weather Report

stadiumR.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

Clouds Clouds 30.9°C
humidity 67% (Humidity)

Pitch Report

The surface at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo will likely remain balanced throughout this match. The average first innings score in the last five ODI matches here has been 227 runs. The team winning the toss might look to bat and post a above-par total on the board.
72% Pace Bowling
28% Spin Bowling
pitch
50% Batting Pitch
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227 Average Score
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50% Bowling Pitch

Team Form (Last 5 matches)

W
SLvsAFG
SL Won By 7 wickets
W
SLvsAFG
SL Won By 155 runs
W
SLvsAFG
SL Won By 42 runs
W
SLvsZIM
SL Won By 8 wickets (D/L method)
W
SLvsZIM
SL Won By 2 wickets
L
ZIMvsSL
SL Won By 8 wickets (D/L method)
L
ZIMvsSL
SL Won By 2 wickets
L
ZIMvsIRE
IRE Won By 7 wickets (D/L method)
L
ZIMvsIRE
IRE Won By 4 wickets
L
ZIMvsSCO
SCO Won By 31 runs

Players Stats in Series

112 Runs

3 Matches

85 Runs

2 Matches

80 Runs

3 Matches

80 Runs

3 Matches

64 Runs

3 Matches

54 Runs

3 Matches

7 Wkts

3 Matches

6 Wkts

3 Matches

4 Wkts

3 Matches

3 Wkts

3 Matches

3 Wkts

3 Matches

2 Wkts

3 Matches

1 Fifty

3 Matches

1 Fifty

2 Matches

1 Fifty

3 Matches

1 Fifty

3 Matches

70 Runs

54 Balls Faced

69 Runs

39 Balls Faced

66* Runs

51 Balls Faced

62 Runs

42 Balls Faced

46 Runs

38 Balls Faced

39* Runs

23 Balls Faced

Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka:

Sahan Arachchige, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Janith Liyanage, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis(c)†, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka.

Zimbabwe:

Craig Ervine(c), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Milton Shumba, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande†, Tapiwa Mufudza, Richard Ngarava, Faraz Akram, Blessing Muzarabani.

Fantasy Sports Team

WICKET KEEPER
VC
K Mendis

SL - 9 Cr

S Samarawickrama

SL - 8.5 Cr

BATSMEN
C Ervine

ZIM - 8.5 Cr

R Burl

ZIM - 8 Cr

C Asalanka

SL - 7.5 Cr

ALL ROUNDERS
D Shanaka

SL - 7.5 Cr

C
S Raza

ZIM - 9 Cr

BOWLERS
D Chameera

SL - 8 Cr

R Ngarava

ZIM - 8.5 Cr

B Muzarabani

ZIM - 8 Cr

D Madushanka

SL - 9 Cr

Player Picks

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis displays proficiency in executing a wide range of shots, making him an ideal choice for the game. His powerful hitting ability sets him apart. He has scored 3509 runs at an average of 31.9 in 121 ODI matches.

Richard Ngarava

Richard Ngarava is an excellent bowler who can bowl equally easily, both with the new ball and at the death. He is always willing to bowl his full quota of overs. He has picked up 48 wickets in 41 ODIs.

Craig Ervine

Craig Ervine is a versatile batsman who can excel in any position in the middle order. He has scored 3294 runs at an average of 33.27 in 116 ODI matches.

C

Dilshan Madushanka

Dilshan Madushanka is a specialist limited-overs bowler, renowned for his consistent ability to bowl yorkers and use a wide range of variations to keep the batters on their toes. He has picked up 31 wickets in 15 ODIs.

C

Sikandar Raza

Sikandar Raza is a right-handed middle-order batsman who can be dangerous with his bowling as well. He is expected to bowl his full quota of overs. He has scored 4143 runs at an average of 36.99 and also picked up 85 wickets in 139 ODIs.

C

Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga is a reliable choice for captaincy in this game. His all-round ability makes him a valuable asset to his team, capable of influencing the outcome of matches in multiple ways. He has scored 832 runs and also picked up 67 wickets in 48 ODIs.

Ryan Burl

Ryan Burl truly stands out as an exceptional all-rounder, showcasing remarkable prowess in both bowling and impactful batting. He has scored 898 runs and picked up 19 wickets in 49 ODIs.

Sadeera Samarawickrama

Sadeera Samarawickrama has the potential to be a valuable addition to your budget team. With high expectations of earning fantasy points, he can greatly strengthen your team and make it formidable. He has scored 988 runs at an average of 38 in 32 ODIs.

Dushmantha Chameera

Dushmantha Chameera is a great bowler and could be incredibly valuable in this match by picking up early wickets. He has picked up 52 wickets in 48 ODIs.

WICKET KEEPER
K Mendis

SL - 9 Cr

S Samarawickrama

SL - 8.5 Cr

BATSMEN
C Ervine

ZIM - 8.5 Cr

R Burl

ZIM - 8 Cr

A Fernando

SL - 7 Cr

ALL ROUNDERS
VC
D Shanaka

SL - 7.5 Cr

C
S Raza

ZIM - 9 Cr

BOWLERS
J Vandersay

SL - 6.5 Cr

R Ngarava

ZIM - 8.5 Cr

M Theekshana

SL - 8.5 Cr

D Madushanka

SL - 9 Cr

Player Picks

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

Injury and availability news

Will be added when there is an update.

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