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Zimbabwe Tour of Sri Lanka 2022: All you Need to know - Squads, Fixtures and more

Sri Lanka's Dasun Shanaka in action
Sri Lanka's Dasun Shanaka in action
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Zimbabwe cricket team will be touring Sri Lanka for 3 ODI’s starting from 16th of January, 2022. All the matches will be played at the Pallekele International cricket stadium, Kandy under a bio secure environment due to the Covid-19 scare.

The upcoming series will also be Mahela Jayawardene’s first assignment as the consultant coach of the Sri Lanka team. According to him, “This is an exciting opportunity to work with the national cricketers and coaches in our various development squads, including the U19 and A teams, to help us do justice to the enormous cricketing talent and potential in Sri Lanka," Jayawardene had said in a statement after his appointment earlier this month.

“I am very passionate about Sri Lankan cricket and believe that with a coordinated and focused team effort, taking a holistic approach working across all age groups, we can achieve consistent success in the future, he added

Recent performances Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka won the ODI series against South Africa by 2-1 when they toured the Island nation in September 2021. During the series, Charith Asalanka played superbly with the bat and was named the player of the series. During the World T20, Sri Lanka failed to qualify for Semi-Finals; however they performed very well as a unit in the tournament.

With the ball, Wanindu Hasaranga will play a key role in the series.

With the bat, Charith Asalanka and Avishka Fernando will hold the key to Sri Lanka’s success.

Recent performances Zimbabwe:

Zimbabwe tied the ODI series they played against Ireland in September 2021 at 1-1. Skipper Craig Erwine batted superbly during the series. Players like Regis Chakabwa and Sikandar Raza also shone bright with the bat.

With the bat, the experienced campaigners Craig Erwine and Sean Williams will play a key role.

With the ball, Blessing Muzarabani will hold the key.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

Sri Lanka:

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

Zimbabwe:

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

Fixtures:

January 16, 2022- First ODI

January 18, 2022- Second ODI

January 21, 2022- Third ODI

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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