The Sri Lanka (SL) are ready to be at odds with Zimbabwe (ZIM) in the 2nd ODI match of Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka at the beautiful R.Premadasa Stadium in Khettarama, Colombo.
The last ODI match between these two teams was abandoned due to rain but Sri Lanka clearly dominated the match prior to the rain.
They smashed 273 runs in the 1st innings and were able to take 2 early wickets in the first 4 overs of the 2nd innings after which the match was ruined by rain.
Sri Lanka will be looking forward to continue similar dominance in the 2nd ODI match too, while Zimbabwe will try to make a strong comeback.
SL vs ZIM Match Details
- Match – SL vs ZIM, 2nd ODI Match
- Format – 50 overs
- Venue – R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
- Date & Time – January 8, 2023 & 2:30 PM
SL vs ZIM Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Khettarama, Colombo is pretty good for batters as well as pacers. Batting is relatively easier in the 1st innings. The temperature is expected to be mostly cloudy with some rain, so we might see a shorter match. Temperature is expected to be around 26° Celsius.
SL vs ZIM Head-to-Head Records
In the last ten matches played between these two teams, Sri Lanka have won six matches while Zimbabwe have won only four matches.
SL vs ZIM Toss Prediction
Sri Lanka are expected to win the toss in SL vs ZIM’s 2nd ODI match.
SL vs ZIM Predicted Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Avishka Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka, Mahesh Theekshana, Sahan Arachchige, Janith Liyanage, Jeffrey Vandersay
Zimbabwe: Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine (c), Clive Madande (wk), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Luke Jongwe, Sikandar Raza, Richard Ngarava, Milton Shumba, Blessing Muzarabani, Tapiwa Mufudza, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Faraz Akram
SL vs ZIM Probable Best Performers
Top Batter: Charith Asalanka (SL)
Charith Asalanka is a kind of batter who can play both defensively and aggressively. He has shown his aggression multiple times in international cricket while he played a defensive innings in the last match.
He played a beautiful innings of 101 runs in just 95 balls before he got run out. He smashed 5 fours and 4 sixes in this amazing innings.
He can also play an aggressive role while chasing, making him a perfect fit for this middle order.
Top Bowler: Dilshan Madushanka (SL)
Dilshan Madushanka has impressed everyone with his superb bowling skills in international cricket.
He again showed his dominance in the 1st ODI where he took 2 early wickets in just two overs before the match was abandoned due to rain.
Top All-Rounder: Sikandar Raza (ZIM)
With so many good all-rounder options in today’s match, choosing one is always difficult. But if one has to be chosen, then Sikandar Raza is no doubt the best option.
He is the most important pick from the Zimbabwe team and if Zimbabwe wants to win the match then his performance is necessary.
He will bat in the middle order and will complete his quota of 10 overs for sure.
SL vs ZIM Best Betting Odds Comparison
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SL vs ZIM Who will win?
Sri Lanka are expected to win the 2nd ODI match since they have a better head-to-head record and current form. They are likely to crush Zimbabwe just like they did in the 1st match.