SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 2nd ODI match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
SL vs ZIM Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Match Preview:
Sri Lanka take on Zimbabwe in the second of three ODIs at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, on Tuesday, January 18.
The Lankans have drawn first blood in the series and have gone one up in the three-match series. Being favorites at home, they will look to build on this early lead and complete a series win in the second ODI.
Zimbabwe, although having ended up on the losing side, put up an impressive and admirable performance in the first ODI. They gave the hosts a run for their money in what was a high scoring encounter. The visitors will look to take the positives and bring the series back level in the second encounter.
In the first match, Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first. They put up a massive 296-run total and put the hosts under pressure to chase a steep total. Sean Williams was the star with the bat in hand, scoring a 87-ball 100.
Regis Chakabva (81-ball 72) and Takudzwanashe Kaitano (50-ball 42) scored crucial runs for their side and helped them reach an above par score. Chamika Karunaratne was the star with the ball for the hosts, claiming figures of 3/69. Nuwan Pradeep and Jeffrey Vandersay claimed two wickets each ensuring that Zimbabwe didn’t reach an unattainable total.
Chasing a steep total, the hosts kept up with the required run-rate and remained on track to chase down the target for the majority of the chase. Pathum Nissanka (71-ball 75) and Dinesh Chandimal (91-ball 75) were the top-scorers for the hosts.
Charith Asalanka (68-ball 71) chipped in with crucial runs and ensured the hosts got over the line with five wickets to spare. Richard Ngarava was the star with the ball for the hosts, claiming figures of 3/56.
SL vs ZIM Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Match Details:
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Date & Time: 18th Jan, at 02:30 PM IST
Live Score: CricketAddictor
SL vs ZIM Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Match Pitch Report:
The surface at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is a good cricketing surface. The pitch is expected to slow down a touch as the match progresses. Teams will look to win the toss and bat first on this surface.
The surface is expected to assist the spinners. The spinners will need to be accurate and provide timely break-throughs for their team.
SL vs ZIM Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Match Probable Playing XIs:
SL: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Gunasekara, Nuwan Pradeep
ZIM: 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 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SL vs ZIM Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:
|Player||Statistics (Last 5 matches)||Dream11 Points|
|Charith Asalanka||71 runs||91|
|Chamika Karunaratne||5 runs + 3 wickets||125|
|Nuwan Pradeep||2 wickets||66|
|Richard Ngarava||10 runs + 3 wickets||108|
|Regis Chakabva||72 runs||104|
|Sean Williams||100 runs||127|
SL vs ZIM Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal
Vice-Captain – Sean Williams, Regis Chakabva
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs ZIM Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper- Regis Chakabva
Batsmen- Dinesh Chandimal, Craig Ervine, Charith Asalanka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Takudzwanashe Kaitano
All-Rounders- Sean Williams (vc), Chamika Karunaratne
Bowlers- Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Maheesh Theekshana
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs ZIM Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper- Regis Chakabva (vc), Kusal Mendis
Batsmen- Dinesh Chandimal (c), Craig Ervine, Charith Asalanka
All-Rounders- Sean Williams, Dasun Shanaka, Ryan Burl
Bowlers- Jeffrey Vandersay, Richard Ngarava, Maheesh Theekshana
SL vs ZIM Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Match Probable Winner:
Sri Lanka is expected to win this match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
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.
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