Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI: Match Prediction - Who will win today’s match between SL vs ZIM?

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SL vs ZIM 3rd ODI Match Prediction
Who will win today’s match between SL vs ZIM? (Photo Source: SLC/Twitter)

After a narrow victory over Zimbabwe (ZIM) in the second ODI, Sri Lanka (SL) will hope to get the job done and seal the series in the third ODI of the series at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday, January 11. Their bowling has been top-notch so far in the series, while Charith Asalanka and Janith Liyanage have done a commendable job with the bat.

Zimbabwe skipper Craig Ervine has done well with the bat in the last match but the others will have to improve for the team to get the win and finish on level terms. The bowling unit has done a good job as Richard Ngarava picked up an excellent five-for in the last match, which will boost his confidence.

SL vs ZIM Match Details:

Particulars Details
Match Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI
Venue R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date & Time Thursday, January 11, 2:30 PM
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details

Sony Ten 5, Sony Ten 5 HD TV

R Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report

The surface at Premadasa Stadium will help the bowlers. Both spinners and pacers are likely to enjoy the surface as a low-scoring encounter is expected. The skipper winning the toss should elect to bowl first and anything over 250 runs can be considered to be a good total.

Click here: SL vs ZIM Live Score, 3rd T20I

SL vs ZIM Head-to-Head Record:

Matches played 63
Sri Lanka won 48
Zimbabwe won 12
NR 03

SL vs ZIM Predicted Playing XIs:

Sri Lanka:

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


Joylord Gumbie, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande(w), Faraz Akram, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tapiwa Mufudza

SL vs ZIM Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: Charith Asalanka

Asalanka's remarkable innings of 101 off 95 in the first ODI stood out not just for his impressive strokeplay but also for his remarkable composure. Amidst a flurry of wickets and a lack of substantial partnerships, Asalanka adeptly adjusted his patient approach before unleashing his attacking game.

Probable Best Bowler: Richard Ngarava

Richard Ngarava was sensational in the last match, picking up a five-for. He was key for the team in the last match and will once again be important for Zimbabwe.

Today’s Match Prediction: Team batting second to win the match

Click here: SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, 3rd ODI
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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