Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2022 is starting from today with the first ODI match between SL vs ZIM at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele. Amidst the ongoing lockdown due to the Covid in the subcontinent people from all across India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka will watch this cricketing contest on their TV screens today on Sunday 16 January 2022. Sri Lanka gave a tough time to the mighty team India when men in blue visited them recently so this is going to be a difficult series for the visitors Zimbabwe team.
Where to watch live telecast in India:
In India you will be able to watch the live telecast of the first one day international match between Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe on 16 January 2022 on Sony Six, Sony Ten 1 and 3 SD/HD channels. The match will start at around 2:30 PM Indian Standard Time.
Where to watch live Online Stream in India:
In India you will be able to watch the live online stream of the first one day international match between Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe on 16 January 2022 on Sony Liv App as well as Sony Liv official website starting at around 2:30 PM Indian Standard Time.
Zimbabwe wins the toss and they have elected to bat first
Team Changes News:
Sri Lanka have made eight changes to their side for this series. A lot of new faces have been added to the squad and a few old ones are being called back into the side. How they plan to fit in the playing xi remains to be seen. Chamika Gunasekara is making his ODI debut for Sri Lanka today.
Zimbabwe during this tour will play without their head coach, Lalchand Rajput as he has been tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the series. The Craig Ervine-led side has a couple of uncapped players but some of them might not even get an opportunity throughout the series.
Confirmed Playing XI’s:
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Kamindu Mendis, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Gunasekara, Nuwan Pradeep
Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Regis Chakabva(w), Craig Ervine(c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara
According to our prediction Sri Lanka will win the first odi match of Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2022. Lanka Lions are far superior as compared to the visitors Zimbabwe but as many changes are being made to the Lankan squad so we might also see an upset happening.
Zimbabwe – 296/9 – 50 Overs
Sri Lanka – 300/5 – 48.3 Overs
Sri Lanka wins the 1st ODI of Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2022 by 5 wickets