SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Injury Updates & Pitch Report For 3rd T20I

Zimbabwe would be looking for another heroics while Sri Lanka would back themselves to win the match.

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Sri Lanka will be up against Zimbabwe in the 3rd T20I of the Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka at the R Premdasa Stadium in Colombo on January 18. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

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Preview

Sri Lanka will be up against Zimbabwe in the 3rd T20I of the Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024 at the R Premdasa Stadium in Colombo on January 18. The series is poised evenly between the two teams, and the upcoming game will be the series decider. Hence, the winner of the match will take the trophy home.

The last match between the two teams, which was the second game of the series was played at the same venue where Zimbabwe had won the toss and elected to field. Being put to bat, Sri Lanka did not fare well as they were tottering at four for 27 runs. Their entire top-order was dismissed in scores of single digits, and the team looked in trouble. That is when the experienced pair of Asalanka and Mathews came into play as they put up a partnership worth 118 runs and notched up their individual fifties. This took the team to a good total of 173 runs.

Zimbabwe had a good chase ahead of them and probably a daunting task to beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka with a good bowling line-up. They started decently but lost the first wicket for a score of 22. Craig Ervine played a match-defining knock as he smashed 70 runs partnering up with Brian Bennett for the second wicket. Though they lost a little too many wickets in the middle overs and looked in some trouble, the experienced lower middle order of the team saved the day for them. They won the game by four wickets on the penultimate ball of the match.

Also check: SL vs ZIM Match Prediction, 3rd T20I

Match Information

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I

Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, 18 Jan 2024, Thur, 7:00 PM IST, R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

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Broadcast

Sony Sports Network

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Live Stream

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Weather Report

stadiumR.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

Clouds

27.9°C

humidity78% (Humidity)

Team Form (Last 5 matches)

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Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, K Mendis (wk), K Perera, S Samarawickrama, C Asalanka, A Mathews, D Shanaka, W Hasaranga (C), M Theekshana, D Chameera, D Madushanka

Bench : A Dananjaya, D de Silva, Matheesha Pathirana, N Thushara, PHKD Mendis, A Fernando, J Liyanage, SSD Arachchige, JF Vandersay, C Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, D Karunaratne, MADI Hemantha, K Rajitha, L Kumara, LU Igalagamage, Shavon Daniel, MNK Fernando, PM Liyanagamage, Lasith Croospulle, Ahan Wickramasinghe, KNA Bandara, RM Liyanarachchi, Ravindu Fernando, S Jayathilake, SMLD Samarakoon, N Vimukthi, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, I Wijesundera

Zimbabwe

TS Kamunhukamwe, CR Ervine, Brian Bennett, Sikandar Raza (C), SC Williams, RP Burl, LM Jongwe, Clive Madande (wk), WP Masakadza, B Muzarabani, R Ngarava

Bench : T Munyonga, M Faraz Akram, J Gumbie, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, M Shumba, T Mufudza, CT Mumba, A Ndlovu

Injury and availability news

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Pitch Report

R Premdasa Stadium in Colombo offers a pitch that is balanced in nature. Spinners, as expected in Sri Lanka, would be having a good time bowling on this pitch with good turn and bounce on offer from it. Batters might have to work hard to get the runs. Teams prefer to bat first here after winning the toss, with the average first innings score being 147.

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Player Picks

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Sikandar Raza ZIM | ALL

Raza has been leading his side from the front with his match-winning knocks. He has amassed 70 runs and three wickets so far, making him an apt choice for leadership roles in your team as well.

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Angelo Mathews SL | ALL

Mathews, with his return to International Cricket, has been brilliant. He is the top scorer of the series so far with 112 runs to his name where he had remained not-out once.

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Maheesh Theekshana SL | BOWL

Theekshana bowls with tight line and length, forcing wickets out of his opposition. He has scalped away four wickets so far and can be the leader you are looking for in your fantasy team.

Avoid Having These Players In Your Fantasy Sports Team

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8.5

Pathum Nissanka

SL | BAT

Nissanka has looked really off-color in this series so far. He can be left out alone from your fantasy team.

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Clive Madande

ZIM | WK

Madande has only been able to contribute 15 runs so far to the team. He too should not find a place in your fantasy side.

Last Updated On - Jan 18 2024 5:56 PM

Players
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Head To Head
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Sadeera Samarawickrama

8.5

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Charith Asalanka

8

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Craig Ervine

7.5

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Wanindu Hasaranga

9

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Angelo Mathews
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7

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Sikandar Raza
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9

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Maheesh Theekshana

8.5

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Dushmantha Chameera

8

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Luke Jongwe

7

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Blessing Muzarabani

8

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Wellington Masakadza

7.5

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