SL vs ZIM 2022, 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka will take on Zimbabwe in the second ODI of the three-match ODI series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, on Tuesday, January 18.
The Sri Lankans got off to a power-pack start to the ODI series by winning the first ODI & taking an early lead in the three-match ODI series. Having an advantage of the home ground, the Lankans will look ahead to capitalize on this early lead & register a series win by clinching the second ODI.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe who ended the match on the losing side displayed a scintillating performance in the first ODI. They put their every blood to ensure that they bring a competitive total on board, however, their efforts went in vain as they couldn’t clinch the first ODI. Zimbabwe will take the positives from their loss & will look ahead to save the series by winning the second ODI.
Coming to the first ODI, Zimbabwe won the toss & elected to bat first. After batting first they registered a decent 296 runs total on board & put Sri Lanka under pressure to chase a massive total. Sean Williams starred for the visitors by scoring an impressive 87 ball 100 runs. Contributing to Zimbabwe’s scoreboard, Regis Chakabva (81-ball 72) and Takudzwanashe Kaitano (50-ball 42) scored valuable runs for their team & helped them to reach 296 runs total.
Chamika Karunaratne starred with the ball for the hosts, returning with figures of 3/69. Nuwan Pradeep and Jeffrey Vandersay returned with two wickets each to ensure that Zimbabwe didn’t reach an unassailable total. Chasing a mammoth total, Sri Lanka kept their momentum high & remained on track to ensure that they chase the target within 50 overs. Pathum Nissanka (71-ball 75) and Dinesh Chandimal (91-ball 75) were the top scorers for the hosts.
Charith Asalanka (68 balls 71 runs) contributed with crucial runs & ensured that Sri Lanka get across the line with five wickets to spare. Richard Ngarava starred with the ball for Sri Lanka by returning with astounding figures of 3/56.
Heading into the second ODI, Sri Lanka will aim to seal the series by winning the second ODI while Zimbabwe will look ahead to come out stronger & level the series. This ODI match is of great importance for both teams as it will decide their future in the three-match ODI series.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI Match Details
Match: SL vs ZIM 2022, 2nd ODI
Date: 18th January 2022.
Time: 2:30 PM IST.
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.
The pitch at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is expected to slow down as the match progresses ahead. The team winning the toss should opt to bat first on this sluggish surface.
The pitch here is expected to assist the spinners & thus the spinners need to be accurate & provide timely breakthroughs to their teams.
The temperature here is expected to range between 20 & 29 degrees celsius. No rain is expected throughout the day.
Sri Lanka Probable XI
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Gunasekara, Nuwan Pradeep.
Zimbabwe Probable XI
Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava.
Sri Lanka got off to a great start to the ODI series & will look ahead to capitalize on the winning momentum. Though Zimbabwe didn’t get a favorable result in the first ODI, they have shown great determination & fought till the end in tough conditions.
However, the Lankans have always emerged strongly in their home conditions & are favorites to win the second ODI. On the other hand, Zimbabwe is expected to turn the tables around by displaying impressive performance as they did in the first ODI.
Prediction: Sri Lanka to win the match
TV and Live Streaming Details
TV: Sony Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Sony LIV