- Match– Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe
- Date- 18th January 2022
- Match Format- 50 overs
- Venue- Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
- Time- 2:30 PM IST
- Weather Forecast- Partly cloudy, 24-29° C
SL vs ZIM, 2nd ODI, General Online Betting Odds
Sri Lanka- 1.15
SL vs ZIM Betting Odds Comparison
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SL vs ZIM Today Match Prediction, 2nd ODI, 18th January
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Sri Lanka will lock horns with Zimbabwe again in the 2nd ODI of the three ODI match series as Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele will host this match. They defeated Zimbabwe in the first ODI by a margin of 5 wickets.
After electing to bat first, Zimbabwe posted a total of 296 Runs by the end of 50 overs as Sean Williams scored a ton for his side. Chamika Karunaratne took three scalps while Nuwan Pradeep and Jeffrey Vandersay picked two scalps each.
In return, Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis provided a good start to Sri Lanka securing a 100 Run partnership. Then No. 4 Dinesh Chandimal and No. 5 Charith Asalanka stepped up, putting on a match-defining 132-run stand, hitting 75 off 91 and 71 off 68 respectively. In the end, they got there with five wickets and eight balls to spare.
Top Batsmen for Sri Lanka-
- Charith Asalanka– 397 Runs in 9 Matches, 44.11 Average
- Dasun Shanaka– 219 runs in 10 Matches, 26.25 Average
Top Bowlers for Sri Lanka-
- Chamika Karunaratne- 9 Wickets in 10 Matches, 5.58 Economy
- Dushmantha Chameera- 9 Wickets in 9 Matches, 6.33 Economy
Zimbabwe’s batters gave their side a healthy chance to score on a flat Pallekele track. Their openers put on 80 off 88 balls – debutant Takudzwanashe Kaitano hitting 42 while Regis Chakabva amassed 72 off 81. Then Sean Williams dominated the middle and late overs, hammering 100 Runs off 87 balls.
It was a brilliant effort made from Zimbabwe but all went in vain as the Sri Lankan batters were already used to the flatness of the Pallekele track and successfully chased the target hammering multiple half-centuries turn by turn. Zimbabwean bowling attack felt loose as they failed to put a check on the flow of runs after dismissals which proved to be a turning point in the match.
Richard Ngarava was the only bowler who stood out bagging three scalps for his side. Blessing Muzarabani and Sikandar Raza picked up a single scalp each.
Top Batsmen for Zimbabwe-
- Sean Williams– 334 Runs in 7 Matches, 66.80 Average
- Regis Chakabva– 243 Runs in 7 Matches, 40.50 Average
Top Bowler for Zimbabwe-
- Blessing Muzarabani– 17 Wickets in 7 Matches, 4.61 Economy
- Richard Ngarava– 12 Wickets in 9 Matches, 5.51 Economy
The weather will be cloudy throughout the day. The temperature will hover around 24-29 degrees Celcius during the contest while there are slight chances of rain as well.
- Precipitation: 14%
- Humidity: 64%
- Wind: 11 km/h
STATS – ODI
|Matches won batting first||10|
|Matches won bowling first||16|
|Average 1st Inns scores||250|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||205|
|Highest total recorded||363/7 (50 Ov) by RSA vs SL|
|Lowest total recorded||167/10 (43.2 Ov) by SL vs RSA|
|Highest score chased||300/5 (48.3 Ov) by SL vs ZIM|
|Lowest score defended||206/9 (36 Ov) by WI vs SL|
The pitch at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is a flat one as we have witnessed a high-scoring affair in the first ODI. Chasing would be a good option for the team winning the toss as most of the games have been won while chasing on this surface. The surface is not particularly conducive to turn, while it might provide a bit of assistance to seamers as we saw in the last match.
SL vs ZIM, 2nd ODI Today Match Prediction, Playing 11
Sri Lanka Playing 11-
Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Kamindu Mendes Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep, Chamika Gunasekara, Maheesh Theekshana
WK- Kusal Mendis
BAT- Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Kamindu Mendes
AR- Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne
BOW- Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep, Chamika Gunasekara, Maheesh Theekshana
Zimbabwe Playing 11-
Regis Chakabva(wk), Craig Ervine, T Kaitano, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Sikander Raza, Sean Williams, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara
WK- Regis Chakabva
BAT- Craig Ervine, T Kaitano,
AR- Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Sikander Raza, Sean Williams
BOW- Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara
SL vs ZIM, 2nd ODI, Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction
Sri Lanka is expected to win this match against Zimbabwe.
Sri Lanka is the clear favorite to win this contest with the home advantage on their end. They have recently flourished as a stronger side in the 50 over format as a new generation of youngsters like Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka have performed exceptionally well in the past fixtures. They will be looking to bank upon all their in-form top order to make a difference against Zimbabwe in this contest as well.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe’s batters executed their shots brilliantly on a flat Pallekele track but their bowling department proved to be a turning point for them in the last fixture as the bowlers seemed to be missing the edge.
Popular Betting Odds For SL vs ZIM, 2nd ODI Today Match Prediction, Cricket Betting Tips
Top Batsman for Sri Lanka- Pathum Nissanka (4.50)
In nine previous ODI innings, Nissanka’s high score had been 24, but batting in his preferred opening position in the last match, he was efficient in the powerplay and scored 75 off 71 to provide Sri Lanka a good start alongside Kusal Mendis. Returning to his natural form he will pose a threat to Zimbabwe, opening the batting.
Top Batsman for Zimbabwe- Craig Ervine (4.50)
Zimbabwe skipper, Ervine is a safe pick here in case things don’t go well with them in this contest. Though he failed to contribute in the last match he has a good experience with the 50-over format in the past. He has played 100 games for his side in which he has hammered 2746 runs with an average of 32.30.
Top Bowler for Sri Lanka- Chamika Karunaratne (5.00)
Though the surface at Pallekele was a flat one with little help to the seamers, Karunaratne impressed everyone with his bowling while bagging three scalps including a maiden over. He comes as a handy batter down the order and has amassed 205 runs with an average of 41. He is a safe pick as a bowler for Sri Lanka and can account for one or two scalps in this contest as well
Top Bowler for Zimbabwe- Blessing Muzarabani (3.00)
The 25-year old pacer has been impressive with the bowl for Zimbabwe in the past and can be picked for his skills. He picked a scalp in the last match with a 6.10 economy and has the potential to contribute more for Zimbabwe. He has bagged 35 Wickets in 28 matches so far and will be looking to improve his figures in this contest. Muzarabani played a crucial role in Zimbabwe’s only second Super League win against Ireland.
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