SL vs ZIM Today Match Prediction, Who Will Win The Match, 1st ODI, 2022, 16th Jan

  • Match: SL vs ZIM
  • Date- January 16TH
  • Match Format- 1nd ODI Match
  • Venue- Pallekele International Stadium, Pallekele
  • Time- 02:30 PM IST
  • Weather Forecast- Cloudy, 30

SL vs ZIM, Match 1, ODI Series, General Online Betting Odds

Sri Lanka- 1.18

Zimbabwe- 5.05

SL vs ZIM Betting Odds Comparison

Betting Sites with Odds For SL vs ZIMSL(Odds)ZIM(Odds)
1X Bet1.185.05

SL vs ZIM Today Today Match Prediction, Match 1, ODI Series

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka last played ODI matches was four months ago when they host and won the series by 2-1 against South Africa. Their latest fixture was against West Indies in a Test series which they won by 2-0. Sri Lankan team are in great form lately but will miss vice-captain Dahananjaya De Silva and star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga due to Covid-19 and injury reasons.

Top Batsmen of Sri Lanka from last match

PlayerRunsStrike Rate
Charith Asalanka47 runs66.19
Dhananjaya De Silva31 runs70.45
Dushmantha Chameera29 runs74.35

Top Bowlers of Sri Lanka from last match

Mahesh Theekshana4 wickets03.70
Dushmantha Chameera2 wickets04.00
Wanindu Hasaranga2 wickets04.00


The last time Zimbabwe played Sri Lanka was five years ago in the ODI series and surprisingly won by 3-2. But It will not be the same situation this time as the Sri Lanka team is getting their grip once again and will take advantage of playing at home. Zimbabwe defeated Ireland by 1-1 in their latest ODI series and overcome Scotland in the T20I series by 2-1 last September.

Top Batsmen of Zimbabwe from last match

PlayerRunsStrike Rate
Craig Irvine57 Runs87.69
Wessley Madhevere16 Runs61.53
Luke Jongwe10 Runs100.00

Top Bowlers of Zimbabwe from last match

Blessing Muzarabani1 Wicket1.85
Wellington Masakadza1 Wicket4.50
Richard Ngarava1 Wicket5.50

Venue Stats:

Match Venue     Pellekele International Cricket Stadium
Total Matches25
Matches won batting first10
Matches won bowling first15
Average 1st Inns scores248
Average 2nd Inns scores202
Highest scoreSouth Africa 363/07
Lowest ScoreSri Lanka 167/10
Highest Score ChasedSri Lanka 288/8
Lowest Score DefendedWest Indies 206/9

Weather Report

The temperature is expected to hover around 30°C on the match-day with 89% humidity and 0 km/hr wind speed. There are 40% chances of precipitation during the game.

  • Rain: 40%
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Wind speed: 0 km/h.
  • Temperature- 30 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

Teams batting 2nd have won more matches on this pitch and spinners will fancy taking wickets in the second inning. Sri Lanka will miss their star-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga for sure.

SL vs ZIM Last Four Matches Stats

Sri LankaWWWL          LL
ZimbabweWWLL           n/aL

SL vs ZIM Match 1, ODI Series – Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 and Squad for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

SL Squad

Dasun Shanaka (C), Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka, Charith Asalanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Thushara, Ramesh Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Gunasekera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Shiran Fernando, Kamindu Mendis.

SL Playing 11

Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Chandimal

Batsmen: Pathum Nissanka, Kamindu Mendis, Charith Asalanka

All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne

Bowlers:  Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama

ZIM Squad

Ervine Craig (C), Burl Ryan, Chakabva Regis, Chatara Tendai, Jongwe Luke, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Madande Clive, Madhevere Wessely, Masakadza Wellington, Mutombodzi Tinotenda, Muzarabani Blessing, Ngarava Richard, Raza Sikandar, Shumba Milton, Williams Sean.

ZIM Playing 11

Wicket-keeper: Chakabva Regis

Batsmen: Ervine Craig, Jongwe Luke, Mutombodzi Tinotenda

All-rounders: Williams Sean, Burl Ryan, Madhevere Wessly, Raza Sikandar

Bowlers: Muzarabani Blessing, Ngarava Richard, Masakadza Wellington

Head 2 Head Stats (Last 12 games)

TeamsSL WinZIM WinN/R
Last 5 games311

SL vs ZIM Top Player:

PlayerStatistics (Last Match)
Charith Asalanka47 runs
Dhananjaya De Silva31 runs
Craig Irvine57 runs
Wessley Madhevere16 runs
Dushmantha Chameera4 Wickets
Blessing Muzarabani1 Wickets

Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

Sri Lanka are expected to win the second ODI match against Zimbabwe.

Sri Lanka will dominate the series despite missing their three-star players. Home conditions are suitable for the batsmen and hosts have quality in the top order to win on Sunday. Zimbabwe has recalled their former player Mutombodzi Tinotenda for this series but are playing international cricket for the first time in the last four months.

Popular Betting Odds For SL vs ZIM Match 1, ODI Series, Cricket Betting Tips

Top Batsman from Sri Lanka– Pathum Nissanka (4.50 odds)

In the absence of Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka has been given a chance to impress in the ODI matches. Nissanka has cemented his place in test and T20I teams but has yet to shine in ODI matches for Sri Lanka. He scored two fifties in his last test match against West Indies and will continue his good form against Zimbabwe.

Top Batsman from Zimbabwe– Craig Ervine (4.32 odds)

Zimbabwe will once again totally reply to their captain Craig Ervine. The 36-year-old veteran scored fifty in his last match against Ireland and will be their best hope to win the first match against Sri Lanka

Top Bowler from Sri Lanka– Praveen Jayawickrama (3.50 odds)

Sri Lankan youngster was in good form on the recently concluded West Indies series. He took 7 wickets in 2 matches and has been tipped as the best bowler on betting platforms.

Top Bowler from Zimbabwe – Wellington Masakadza (3.50 odds)

Star Zimbabwe spinner will take advantage of Sri Lankan pitches in this tour for sure. Masakadza has taken 4 wickets in last 3 innings and will be a key for Zimbabwe’s bowling unit on Sunday.