Fantasy Tips – Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Tour Of Sri Lanka 2024, 1st T20I Match. Who Will Win, On January 14, 2024


Match Details -SL vs ZIM:

  • Match: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20I Match, Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024

  • Date and Time: January 14, 01:30 pm GMT / 07:00 pm IST / 07:30 pm BD

  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

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Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka, despite a potential lack of recent T20 international exposure, boasts players with experience in various T20 leagues over the past six months. Following their dominant performance in the final ODI, we anticipate them maintaining their superiority in this opening T20I.

Zimbabwe: Although Zimbabwe may approach this game with renewed energy and under a new captain, facing Sri Lanka in Colombo is always challenging. As a result, we expect the visitors to face difficulties once again in the T20 format.

SL vs ZIM Possible Playing XI:

Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga (Captain), Kusal Mendis (Wicket-Keeper), Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana.

Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza (Captain), Milton Shumba, Clive Madande (Wicket-Keeper), Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, Carl Mumba, Luke Jongwe, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Ainsely Ndlovu.

SL vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Team

Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga

Vice-Captain: Sikandar Raza

Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Ryan Burl, Charith Asalanka, Sean Williams, Richard Ngarava, Dilshan Madushanka, Blessing Muzarabani, Maheesh Theekshana

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SL vs ZIM Win Prediction

We anticipate a competitive and innovative contest in the first T20I between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, following the recent ODIs. Despite the potential for some narrowing of the gap between the teams, Sri Lanka’s dominant performance in the final ODIs suggests a considerable difference in quality. While both captains may employ innovative strategies, Zimbabwe’s reliance on key players like Sikandar Raza and Richard Ngarava might not be enough. Therefore, our prediction is for Sri Lanka to secure a victory and take a 1-0 lead in the series.

SL vs ZIM Toss Prediction

In recent T20Is at this venue, the team fielding first has been more successful, winning the last four and six of the last seven matches. As a result, we predict that both teams, upon winning the toss, will opt to field first.

SL vs ZIM Pitch Report

The pitch at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is known for offering turn without much bounce. Following the ODI series, there is unlikely to be a significant change in the pace of the wicket, and spinners are expected to play a crucial role.

SL vs ZIM Weather Report

The weather forecast for Colombo on Sunday evening indicates no rain, with hot conditions expected throughout the game and temperatures in the high 20s.

Venue Information

  • Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium

  • City: Colombo

  • Capacity: 35,000

  • Ends: Khettarama End, Scoreboard End

  • Hosts to: Sri Lanka

ZIM vs IRE Squad:

Sri Lanka Squad: Kusal Mendis (C), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Janith Liyanage,Sadeera Samarawickrama,Charith Asalanka, Sahan Arachchige, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dunith Wellalage, Dushmantha Chameera, Pramod Madushan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Akila Dananjaya.

Zimbabwe Squad: Brian Bennett, Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, Trevor Gwandu, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Brandon Mavuta, Carl Mumba, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sean Williams, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wellington Masakadza.

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