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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Match Prediction

  • date Jan 21, 2022
  • Start Time 14:30 IST / 9:00 GMT
  • Stadium Name Pallekele Cricket Stadium - Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka SL
Zimbabwe ZIM
254/9 (50)
70/9 (24.3)
Sri Lanka won by 184 runs
Betting Tips
  • Sean Williams has been brilliant in the series. After scoring 100 in the first game, he scored a solid 48 in the last game. He is a good choice for Zimbabwe top batter.
  • Charith Asalanka has looked good in both games. After scoring a crisp 50 in the first ODI, he looked good for his 23 in the second match. However, he was dismissed by Blessing Muzarambani. Asalanka is rated highly in Sri Lanka thus we are backing him to come good in the next game as well. He is our pick for Sri Lanka top batter.
  • We expected Zimbabwe batters to struggle against mystery spinner Jeff Vandersay and they did in the last game. Vandersay ended with figures of 3-51. He will once again hold the key for Sri Lanka's bowling in the crucial game. 

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Our Prediction

Sri Lanka are favourites to win

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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Match Prediction & Betting Tips

With Zimbabwe winning the second ODI, the final match will now decide the winner of the series. Will it be the hosts or Zimbabwe will spring a surprise? Read our preview for the third ODI that will be played at the Pallekele International Stadium and will start at 2:30 PM IST.

What a fascinating series it has been. Zimbabwe will be mighty proud of the way they have played. They ran Sri Lanka close in the first game and went a step ahead to level the series in second. The batters have done a tremendous job and helped the team post around 300 in both games. Sri Lanka chased the target in the first game but failed to do so in the second game. 

For Zimbabwe, the senior players have stepped up. Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Regis Chakabva have been brilliant. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be pleased to see Dasun Shanaka score runs. Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka and Dinesh Candimal scored runs in the first game. 

Overall, the batting of both teams looks sorted. The bowling though has been ordinary and the conditions have a big role to play, as the pitch is an absolute belter. The final is also expected to be a close high scoring game.

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SL vs ZIM Match Toss Prediction

Sri Lanka failed to chase the target in the last game but still chasing is preferred on this flat and dead wicket. It’s a small ground thus defending is not easy as all.

SL vs ZIM Pitch Report

The surface is very flat and offers nothing to the bowlers. With short boundaries, we should be in for another high scoring game.

Weather Report

The weather will be clear, with no threat of rain. The temperatures will hover around the high 20s. 

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Match 2022

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Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

While the batting looks sorted out, Sri Lanka bowling has looked flat. We won’t be surprised if Sri Lanka add another spinner, Praveen Jayawickrama to the mix.

SL Key Players

  • Dasun Shanaka - The skipper couldn’t take Sri Lanka to a win in the last game but while he was at the crease, Sri Lanka was in the hunt. He scored a brilliant 100 which must have given him a lot of confidence. Shanaka adds a lot of value to the team with his bowling as well. 
  • Charith Asalanka - The batter has looked good in both games. After a blazing 71 in the first ODI, he scored a crisp 23 in the last game. However, he couldn’t take Sri Lanka to a win. But he is a class batter and Sri Lanka will expect runs from him in the next game. 
  • Jeff Vandersay- The spinner troubled most of the Zimbabwe batters and picked up three wickets in the last game. He will be Sri Lanka’s trump card with the ball. 

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka will be disappointed after losing the last game but they should still be very confident of emerging victorious in the coming game.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama

SL vs ZIM Prediction
SL vs ZIM Match Prediction

Zimbabwe Team News & Playing 11

ZIM Team News

Luke Jongwe was not included in the second game either. While there is no confirmation if he is injured or not, we do feel there is a place for him in the team as he has been in great form since last year.

ZIM Key Players

  • Sean Williams - Williams has been in staggering form in the series. He scored a 100 in the first game and backed it up with another good knock of 48 in the second game. He will be key for Zimbabwe once again.
  • Regis Chakabva - Chakabva has been sensational in the last one year. In the first game, he scored a half-century and followed it up with another solid knock of 47 of 50 balls. In both games, he has given Zimbabwe a solid start. 
  • Craig Ervine- The skipper played a crucial role in Zimbabwe’s win in the last game. He made a brilliant 91 and took Zimbabwe to 302. He’ll be keen to play another such inning and take Zimbabwe to an elite win. 

ZIM Team Form

Zimbabwe has played good cricket in the series and will be keen to fetch their first series win over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing 11

Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara/Luke Jongwe

SL vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    We will stick with Regis Chakabva our keeper. He has played well in both the previous games.

  • Batsmen

    Pathum Nissanka, Craig Ervine, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal are the batters we will have in our team. All the players have batted well in the series and are capable of playing long innings.

  • All-rounders

    Sean Williams, Ryan Burl and Dasun Shanaka will comprise our all-rounders. Williams has been magnificent with the bat and is the leading run-scorer of the series for Zimbabwe. Shanaka also scored a hundred in the last game. Burl, we have in the team because of his spin bowling as we feel that spinners can be a threat on this wicket.

  • Bowlers

    Tendai Chatara, Jeff Vandarsay and Maheesh Theekshana will complete our team. Vandersay and Theekshana as spinners are likely to trouble the batters, while Chatara can pick up some wickets with the new ball.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Sean Williams can be backed as captain, while Regis Chakabva can be his deputy

SL vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Charith Asalanka, Craig Ervine, Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal

  • All Rounder:Sean Williams (C), Ryan Burl, Dasun Shanaka

  • Wicket Keeper:Regis Chakabva (VC)

  • Bowler:Tendai Chatara, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeff Vandersay

SL vs ZIM Team Form in Last Five Matches

SL : L W W L W


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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Head to Head

Sri Lanka are miles ahead in terms of  head to head record but Zimbabwe have played some good cricket in the series.

SL vs ZIM Head to Head Stats in ODIs

  Matches Played SL Won ZIM Won Tie NR
Overall 59 45 12 0 2
In Sri Lanka 14 11 4 0 0

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Betting Odds

Who will win Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI?

Despite the loss in last game, betting sites have backed Sri Lanka to win the next game.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Sri Lanka1.271.301.291.28

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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Top Team Batsmen

Based on the current form, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, and Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine are most likely to score runs for their respective teams.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Pathum Nissanka (SL)4.993.754.324.33
Dasun Shanaka (SL)10.908.008.008.00
Charith Asalanka (SL)
Craig Ervine (ZIM)5.123.754.324.33
Sean Williams (ZIM)5.454.004.004.00
Regis Chakabva (ZIM)6.334.505.005.00

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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Top Team Bowlers

The bowlers have looked ordinary in the series, maybe because of the pitch. As for the bowlers who can do well in coming game, we feel Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana and Jeff Vandersay will do well for Sri Lanka, while Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara and Blessing Muzarambani will pick wickets for Zimbabwe.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Dushmantha Chameera (SL)6.664.004.744.75
Maheesh Theekshana (SL)9.064.755.005.00
Jeff Vandersay (SL)
Blessing Muzarambani (ZIM)4.433.253.003.00
Ryan Burl (ZIM)11.907.505.005.00
Tendai Chatara (ZIM)

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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Prediction

Zimbabwe has played good cricket in the series. However, over the years, they have failed to deliver back to back performances. They seem to collapse under pressure and backing Zimbabwe now will be a risky move. We are still firm with Sri Lanka as winners.

Final Verdict

Sri Lanka are favourites to beat Zimbabwe at odds of 1.27

Posted On 20th January 2022 05:57:58
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