Get to Know Who will win SL vs ZIM 3rd ODI Match toss Prediction with Head to Head stats, Playing 11, Dream11, Live score & winning percentage.
Jan 21, 2022
14:30 IST / 9:00 GMT
Pallekele Cricket Stadium - Kandy, Sri Lanka
SL vs ZIM 3rd ODI
Sri Lanka won by 184 runs
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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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.
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
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.
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
We will stick with Regis Chakabva our keeper. He has played well in both the previous games.
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.
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.
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.
Sean Williams can be backed as captain, while Regis Chakabva can be his deputy
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 Bowlers
Dushmantha Chameera (SL)
Maheesh Theekshana (SL)
Jeff Vandersay (SL)
Blessing Muzarambani (ZIM)
Ryan Burl (ZIM)
Tendai Chatara (ZIM)
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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.
Sri Lanka are favourites to beat Zimbabwe at odds of 1.27