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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, WI vs IRE, Today Match Prediction

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka

254/9 in 50.0

5.08 Star

70/10 in 24.4

2.84
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first

Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 184 runs

Host Sri Lanka eye ODI series win over resurgent Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe registered a hard-fought win over Sri Lanka in the second game of the series.
  • Craig Ervine, Tendai Chatara and Blessing Muzarabani put in excellent performances for Zimbabwe in the previous match.
  • Dasun Shanaka delivered a valiant innings for Sri Lanka in a losing cause.

Expect Sri Lanka to eke out a close win over Zimbabwe and clinch the ODI series.

Tournament: Ireland tour of West Indies, 2022 | Format: ODI | Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will lock horns in the third and final game of the ODI series at Pallekele International Stadium in Pallekele on Friday.

Skipper Dasun Shanaka will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes and deliver a strong performance in this series decider. The home side might go for changes to their XI for this all-important clash.

On the other hand, Skipper Craig Ervine will be pleased with his side’s excellent performance in the previous game. The visitors will be keen to maintain their winning momentum and pull off a series win over the Islanders.

Sri Lanka Preview

The home side will make one change as Shiran Fernando could come in place of Nuwan Pradeep for this series finale.

In the batting department, the onus will be likes of Pathum Nissanka, wicket-keeper Kusal Mendis, Kamindu Mendis, Captain Dasun Shanaka, and Charith Asalanka to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, skipper Dasun Shanaka produced a splendid century for Sri Lanka. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 102 runs off 94 balls with the help of seven fours. Besides Shanaka, Kamindu Mendis produced a half-century with the help of four boundaries.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffery Vandersay and Shiran Fernando to provide crucial breakthroughs.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep /Shiran Fernando.

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland tour of West Indies, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
D Shanaka
102
94
7
4
108.51
K Mendis
57
82
4
0
69.51
C Karunaratne
34
38
2
0
89.47
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
J Vandersay
9.0
0
51
3
5.67
N Pradeep
10.0
0
74
2
7.4
M Theekshana
10.0
0
49
1
4.9

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Kamindu Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Pathum Nissanka, Ramesh Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne

Zimbabwe Preview

The visitors will be looking to make adjustments to the conditions and deliver a decent show in this series opener at Pallekele

In the batting department, the side will be on opener Regis Chakabva, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, skipper Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, all-rounders Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the 2nd ODI, Craig Ervine led from the front with the bat for Zimbabwe. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 91 runs off 98 balls with the help of ten boundaries. He was well supported by likes of Sean Williams and wicket-keeper Regis Chakabva, who produced scores of 48 and 47 respectively.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace trio of Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, Tendai Chatara and Blessing Muzarabani bowled well and claimed three wickets apiece.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI:

Craig Ervine (Captain), Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams, Wellington Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara.

Zimbabwe Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland tour of West Indies, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
C Ervine
91
98
10
0
92.86
S Raza
56
46
4
1
121.74
S Williams
48
56
3
0
85.71
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
T Chatara
10.0
1
52
3
5.2
B Muzarabani
10.0
0
56
3
5.6
W Madhevere
4.0
0
30
1
7.5

Zimbabwe Actual Playing XI:

Richard Ngarava, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Wellington Masakadza, Regis Chakabva, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, Tendai Chatara, Sean Williams

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
17
0 mm.
1.18 k/h
From: SSE
77%
03h
24
0 mm.
0.22 k/h
From: S
34%
06h
25
0 mm.
1.94 k/h
From: N
34%
09h
28
0 mm.
2.25 k/h
From: NNE
64%
12h
25
0 mm.
1.77 k/h
From: ENE
87%
15h
19
0 mm.
1.75 k/h
From: SE
64%
18h
18
0 mm.
1.85 k/h
From: SE
53%
21h
18
0 mm.
1.92 k/h
From: SE
87%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the series decider is going to favor the batting units. The weather conditions for Wednesday’s game will be bright sunshine with gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Pallekele International Stadium in Pallekele will host the opening game of the one-day series between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bat first and score in excess of 300 runs. The previous game was won by side batting first.

Based on current form, Sri Lanka will treat this defeat as an aberration and will be favorites to win their final game against Zimbabwe.

With likes of Regis Chakabva, Craig Ervine and Sean Williams in decent form, Zimbabwe would be confident of delivering a strong performance in this series decider.

Expect Sri Lanka to eke out a close win over Zimbabwe and clinch the ODI series.

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Author: Shoaib Z.