Zimbabwe Cricket Team

Sri Lanka is set to face off against Zimbabwe in the 1st match of the Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka, 3 T20I Series, 2024. The highly anticipated clash will take place at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on 14th January at 07:00 PM IST.

Match Information:

  • Match: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20I
  • Date: 14th January, 2024
  • Time: 07:00 PM IST
  • Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Preview: In their recent performances, Zimbabwe has displayed impressive form, winning 3 out of their last 5 games. On the other hand, Sri Lanka has faced challenges, losing their last 5 matches. The last encounter between these two teams took place in Match 1 of the ICC World Twenty20, 2012, where Ajantha Mendis and Graeme Cremer emerged as the top fantasy point scorers for Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, respectively.

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions: The R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo offers a balanced pitch with an average 1st innings score of 141 runs in the last 20 matches. The weather is expected to be around 26°C with a humidity level of 74%. The pitch is expected to provide decent assistance to both batsmen and bowlers.

Head-to-Head: In the 3 matches played between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka has emerged victorious in all encounters. The bowlers of Sri Lanka have been consistent fantasy point earners, while Zimbabwe’s batsmen have contributed significantly to their fantasy points.

Dream11 Prediction: Top Picks

Batters and Wicket-Keeper:

  1. Brian Bennett: A right-handed batter, Brian Bennett has been fairly consistent, with an average of 30 match fantasy points in the last 3 games.
  2. Kusal Mendis: The wicket-keeper has an average of 34 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, making him a reliable choice.
  3. Charith Asalanka: A left-handed top-order batter, Asalanka has scored 85 runs in the last 5 matches, averaging 17 per match.


  1. Nuwan Thushara: With an impressive average of 63 match fantasy points in the last 5 games, Thushara is a valuable addition to the team.
  2. Richard Ngarava: A left-arm fast-medium bowler, Ngarava has an average of 73 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
  3. Maheesh Theekshana: An off-break bowler, Theekshana has an average of 32 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.


  1. Sikandar Raza: A top-order batter, Raza has an average of 105 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, making him a strong candidate.
  2. Wanindu Hasaranga: An all-rounder with an average of 108 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, Hasaranga offers both batting and bowling contributions.
  3. Dhananjaya de Silva: With an average of 63 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, de Silva provides a balanced all-round performance.

Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:

  • Sikandar Raza: A consistent performer with an average of 105 match fantasy points.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga: An all-rounder with a fantasy rating of 9.9, making him a differential pick.
  • Nuwan Thushara: A reliable pick with an average of 63 match fantasy points.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Squad Information:

  • Sri Lanka (SL) Squad: Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Nuwan Thushara, Pathum Nissanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana.
  • Zimbabwe (ZIM) Squad: Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Joylord Gumbie, Carl Mumba, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Ainsley Ndlovu, Richard Ngarava, Milton Shumba, Blessing Muzarabani, Tony Munyonga, Clive Madande, Brian Bennett.

Dream11 Team Today:

  • Wicket-Keeper: Kusal Mendis
  • Batters: Ryan Burl, Charith Asalanka, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe
  • All-Rounders: Sikandar Raza, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews
  • Bowlers: Nuwan Thushara, Richard Ngarava, Dushmantha Chameera
  • Captain: Tinashe Kamunhukamwe
  • Vice-Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga

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