ZIM Vs SL Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Sri Lanka strive to sweep the test series when they take on a calamitous home unit today.
Fight and character were shown in aplenty by Zimbabwe in the first test match of the two match series between them and Sri Lanka but unfortunately for them, their bowlers failed to return the compliment. A meek and languid bowling unit was cleaned out of the park by the visiting unit to see Sri Lanka take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series.
Hitting 515 in their first innings and then subsequently sending the hosts back to the pavilion for just 170 in the second innings, Sri Lanka ended up sealing a clinical 10 wicket win in the series opener. It was a result which brought to light the clear and blatant gap in quality between these two sides, something which sees Sri Lanka make of foray into today’s encounter as overwhelming favourites.
While the entire narrative is being subjected around Sri Lanka peddling out another comprehensive win today, the home side will be looking to put that to bed. Zimbabwe will make an advent into the encounter looking to punch above their weight today and silence their naysayers as they look to revive a chastening last one year in the cricketing arena.
Zimbabwe’s batting unit is way too dreary, one which we see being embroiled in a rut today as well. They’ll infront of Sri Lanka yet again, allowing the visiting setup to throw their gameplan out of the window and gallop their way towards a series win in this encounter.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Rain has refused to seize with clouds ominously looming over the surface on all five days. And they are set to lash and intervene the surface at some point, something which could lead to a good amount of overs being wiped out in this encounter.
Despite rain though, the team winning the toss will be looking to bat first in this encounter with the surface massively collapsing as the match runs down its course to favour bowlers willing to take pace off the ball.
Probable Playing 11
Brian Mudzinganyama, Prince Masvaure, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams (C), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (WK), Kyle Jarvis, Donald Tiripano, Victor Nyauchi, Ainsley Ndlovu
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Kumara
Two Match Test Series
Match: Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka First Second Match
Date And Time: 27th January, Monday- 3:30pm IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
- Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Kyle Jarvis, Ainsley Ndlovu
- Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Kumara
Top 4 Batting Order
- Brian Mudzinganyama, Prince Masvaure, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor
- Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Craig Ervine, Sean Williams
- Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis
Long Spell Bowlers
- Victor Nyauchi, Ainsley Ndlovu
- Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Kumara
ZIM Vs SL Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
With 63 runs in his side’s lower middle-order, Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella will be our pick in this docket of our Dream 11 side. He’s coming in not only owing to his role with the bat but the position he occupies behind the wickets as well, one which will allow him to herald his way a slew of points.
The 21 and 38 runs for Brendan Taylor see us get him in as well from Zimbabwe as we opt for the one player apiece from either side.
ZIM Vs SL Dream11 Batsmen
Angelo Matthews top scored for Sri Lanka the last time around as he remained unbeaten on 200 runs for his team to make him the first pick in our Dream 11 framework for the contest. The side’s captain and opener with 37 runs, Dimuth Karunaratne is being brought in as well by us for this upcoming encounter while from Zimbabwe we have the sole name being divulged in the form of Craig Ervine who scored 85 in the first innings.
ZIM Vs SL Dream11 All-Rounders
With the 2 runs and 39 runs the last time around, the home side’s captain showed what he’s truly capable of as a player. Sean Williams is a player bestowed with an expansive skill set, one which makes him an integral selection for us today given his ability to contribute in both the ambits of the game.
With 63 runs the last time around in his kitty, Dhananjaya de Silva will be our pick for this contest from Sri Lanka.
ZIM Vs SL Dream11 Bowling Order
Suranga Lakmal returned with the 7 wickets in the first encounter, eating through the home side’s batting unit to see his side cruise their way through to a 10 wicket win. Lahiru Kumara played an equally pivotal role with the 5 wickets in the same encounter to see him being roped in as well along with Lasith Embuldeniya who left Zimbabwe disgruntled with his 7 wickets.
Elsewhere with the three wickets to his name Victor Nyauchi will be our pick from Zimbabwe’s bowling order for this one.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Lasith will captain our side while Matthews is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.