SRI vs ZIM 11Wickets Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st ODI

SRI vs ZIM 11Wickets Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st ODI

Charith Asalanka is a good captaincy choice for this match.

Charith Asalanka
Charith Asalanka. (Photo source: Alex Davidson/Getty Images)


Sri Lanka will take on Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series, with the first ODI slated to be played on 16th January 2022. Sri Lanka will come into this series after scoring a 2-0 victory over the West Indies in a two-match Test series that took place last month.

Zimbabwe last played an international match on 19th September 2021, where they beat Scotland in a T20I encounter with 6 wickets to spare. They will need to be at the top of their game to beat Sri Lanka.

Match Details

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

Date & Time: January 16th, at 2:30 PM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report

The spinners will get purchase on this track. The key for the batters would be to spend time out in the middle. 4 out of the last 5 matches on this ground have been won by the side batting first.

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Probable Playing XIs for SRI vs ZIM

Sri Lanka

Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Dasun Shanaka (c), Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama


Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Ryan Burl, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Luke Jongwe, Milton Shumba, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara

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Top Picks for SRI vs ZIM 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket

Charith Asalanka was superb with the willow in 2021. The left-hander scored 326 runs in 8 innings last year and scored his runs at an average of 40.75. Asalanka will look to continue with his good run in 2022 as well.

Dushmantha Chameera was the leading wicket-taker for the Sri Lankan side in 2021 and scalped 20 wickets at an average of 29.30. Chameera will be looking to start 2022 with a bang as well.

Sean Williams brings with him an experience of 139 ODI matches. The left-hander has amassed 3995 runs at an average of close to 35.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SRI vs ZIM 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket

Dinesh Chandimal, Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams (VC), Dasun Shanaka, Sikandar Raza, Charith Asalanka (C), Kusal Mendis, Craig Ervine, Dushmantha Chameera, Blessing Muzarabani, Maheesh Theekshana

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SRI vs ZIM 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket

Dinesh Chandimal, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere (VC), Chamika Karunaratne, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Craig Ervine, Dushmantha Chameera (C), Nuwan Pradeep, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options: Charith Asalanka and Dushmantha Chameera

Vice-Captain Options: Sean Williams and Wesley Madhevere

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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.