SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 2nd ODI

SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 2nd ODI

Charith Asalanka is consistently performing for the Lankans and he is a good captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Pathum Nissanka
Pathum Nissanka. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)


Sri Lanka will face Zimbabwe in the 2nd ODI of the series on Tuesday. The hosts as expected claimed a win in the 1st ODI by 5 wickets with 9 balls to spare to go 1-0 up in the series, however, they had to fight extremely hard in beating Zimbabwe. Useful half-centuries from Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, and Charith Asalanka helped them to chase the target. They look forward to taking the series with prior one game left.

Zimbabwe, on the other hand, has to take a lot of heart from their performances in the 1st ODI. They gave their everything, however, ended up on the losing side. Sean Williams’ gritty century and debutant Takudzwanashe Kaitano’s impressive 42 runs were the main highlights of the 1st ODI. They must win this match to stay alive in this series.

Match Details:

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

Date & Time: January 18th, at 2:30 PM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

The batters enjoyed their outing in the 1st ODI and even the pacers chipped in with the wickets on a consistent basis. We can expect a flat batting surface for the 2nd ODI as well. Bowling first is a better option on this wicket.

Probable Playing XIs SL vs ZIM:

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Gunasekara, Nuwan Pradeep


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

Top Picks for SL vs ZIM Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batters

Charith Asalanka is proving his worth time and time again. His innings under pressure in the 1st ODI steered Sri Lanka home. He batted extremely well before getting dismissed for 71 runs.

Craig Ervine didn’t go big in the 1st ODI as he was dismissed for just 9 runs. Zimbabwe skipper just needs to spend more time at the crease in order to get going.

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Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Chamika Karunaratne picked up 3 crucial wickets in the 1st ODI against Zimbabwe despite going for 6.9 runs an over. He can throw kitchen sink at everything at the death overs.

Sean Williams bought up his 5th ODI century and also surpassed the 4000 run-mark in the 1st ODI of the series. He is a big match player and hopeful of repeating similar performances.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Even though Maheesh Theekshana went wicketless in the 1st ODI, he bowled quite well, and conceded only 40 runs in his full quota of 10 overs. He is still a good pick for your fantasy teams.

Richard Ngarava was the pick of the bowler for Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI. He gave breakthroughs at crucial situations and picked up 3 wickets. He is a must-pick for your fantasy teams.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Regis Chakabva put up a solid foundation for Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI, his knock of 72 runs from 81 balls set the tone up for the visitors. He is expected to deliver the same in the 2nd ODI as well.

SL vs ZIM Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This Series) Dream11 Points
Charith Asalanka 71 runs 91
Pathum Nissanka 75 runs 95
Dinesh Chandimal 75 runs 89
Sean Williams 100 runs 127
Regis Chakabva 72 runs 104

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Regis Chakabva, Dinesh Chandimal, Craig Ervine, Charith Asalanka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Sean Williams (vc), Chamika Karunaratne, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Maheesh Theekshana

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Regis Chakabva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Craig Ervine (vc), Charith Asalanka, Sean Williams, Dasun Shanaka, Ryan Burl, Jeffrey Vandersay, Richard Ngarava, Maheesh Theekshana

SL vs ZIM Risky Captaincy Choices:

In his comeback match, Kusal Mendis managed to score 26 runs in the 1st ODI. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Ryan Burl got out for just 4 runs in the 1st ODI and didn’t do well with the ball either. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Player you should avoid:

Considering more options in the all-rounder’s slot, it’s hard to pick Wesley Madhevere in the final eleven.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.