Sri Lanka (SL) are ready to be at odds with Zimbabwe (ZIM) in the 3rd T20I match of Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka at the beautiful R.Premadasa Stadium in Khettarama, Colombo.
Sri Lanka won the 1st T20I match by 6 wickets, but lost the 2nd T20I match by 4 wickets to Zimbabwe. Now the series is at standstill, where both teams need a win for the T20I series win.
Sri Lanka will be looking forward to continuing their dominance in the 3rd T20I match, while Zimbabwe will try to win today’s the same way they performed in the 2nd T20I.
SL vs ZIM Match Details
- Match – SL vs ZIM, 3rd T20I Match
- Format – 20 overs
- Venue – R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
- Date & Time – January 18, 2024 & 7:00 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 2nd innings. The temperature is expected to be cloudy with almost around 20% chances of rain. Temperature is expected to be around 28° Celsius.
SL vs ZIM Head-to-Head Records
In the last 5 T20I matches played between these two teams, Sri Lanka have won 4 of them, while Zimbabwe have won 1 match.
SL vs ZIM Toss Prediction
Sri Lanka are expected to win the toss in SL vs ZIM’s 3rd T20I match.
SL vs ZIM Predicted Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Perera, Maheesh Theekshana, Angelo Matthews, Wanindu Hasaranga, Charith Asalanka, Sahan Arachchige, Dushmantha Chameera, Janith Liyanage, Dilshan Madushanka
Zimbabwe: Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Craig Ervine, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Joylord Gumbie (wk), Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani
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 and even in the last match.
He plays both spin and pace bowling equally well, further increasing his chances of scoring well in the SL vs ZIM match.
In the last match, he smashed 69 runs in just 39 balls at an amazing strike rate of around 177.
Top Bowler: Maheesh Theekshana (SL)
Maheesh Theekshana has impressed everyone with his superb bowling skills in international cricket.
The pitch is also favoring spinners, so he has a very high chance of taking multiple wickets today. He has taken 4 wickets in the last two matches against Zimbabwe on the same pitch.
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 one of the most important picks from the Zimbabwe team since the pitch is turning a lot. He performed exceptionally well in the last two matches and is the biggest threat to Sri Lanka.
He has smashed 70 runs and taken 3 wickets in the last two matches against Zimbabwe on the same pitch.
SL vs ZIM Best Betting Odds Comparison
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SL vs ZIM Who will win?
Sri Lanka are expected to win the 3rd T20I match since they have a better head-to-head record and current form. They are likely to win today’s match and the series eventually.