SL vs ZIM, 1st T20I: Match Prediction, Dream11 Team, Fantasy Tips & Pitch Report | Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2024

In an eagerly awaited showdown, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe gear up for the upcoming T20 International (T20I) series, kicking off on Sunday, January 14, at the historic R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Fresh off a closely fought One Day International (ODI) series, where the host nation triumphed with back-to-back wins in the final two matches, anticipation is high for the T20I leg. The recent ODI battles showcased the competitive spirit and skill of both teams, setting the stage for an enthralling T20I series.

As the cricketing world turns its attention to the R. Premadasa Stadium, fans eagerly await to witness the clash between the bat and ball, hoping for dazzling performances and nail-biting moments. With both teams eyeing a positive start in the T20I series, the stage is set for a riveting contest between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in the world of T20 cricket.

Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2024, 1st T20I:

  • Date and Time: January 14; 07:00 pm IST/ 01:30 pm GMT/ 07:00 pm Local
  • Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report:

The R. Premadasa Stadium is renowned for its spin-friendly pitch, making it advantageous for bowlers with expertise in that discipline. Moreover, the swift outfield and relatively shorter boundaries provide benefits for batsmen. Pursuing a target on this pitch could pose challenges. However, considering the present weather conditions, there is a chance that the captain who wins the toss might opt to field first.

SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction Picks:

  • Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Batters: Ryan Burl, Charith Asalanka
  • All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sean Williams
  • Bowlers: Richard Ngarava, Dilshan Madushanka, Blessing Muzarabani, Maheesh Theekshana

SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction Captain and Vice-Captain:

Choice 1: Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Sikandar Raza (vc)
Choice 2: Charith Asalanka (c), Ryan Burl (vc)

Also READ: Spin legend Harbhajan Singh picks Team India’s next ideal ‘pace bowling all-rounder’

SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction Backups:

Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Clive Madande, Luke Jongwe

SL vs ZIM Dream11 Team for today’s match (Jan 14, 01:30 pm GMT):

(Screengrab: Dream11)


Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Janith Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka. Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Pathum Nissanka – subject to fitness, Maheesh Theekshana. Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara, Akila Dananjaya

Zimbabwe: Joylord Gumbie (wk), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Milton Shumba, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza (c), Clive Madande, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tony Munyonga, Ryan Burl, Brian Bennett, Carl Mumba, Ainsley Ndlovu

Also READ: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2024, T20I Series – Broadcast, Live Streaming details: When and where to watch in India, Pakistan, UK & other countries

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