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LKA vs ZWE 1st ODI match prediction 16 Jan 2022

Match date · 16 Jan 2022 · 14:30 IST
Prediction
  • The sides have met on 57 occasions where Sri Lanka swept away the tally with 44 wins while giving away 11 victories to Zimbabwe
  • Chandimal holds an average of 52.00 in the 5 games he has played against Zimbabwe
  • The last time Mathews played against ZIM, he smashed 42 runs in the 50 over format
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SL vs ZIM Match 1 Predictions and Betting Tips

Sri Lanka will host Zimbabwe in a series of three ODI matches from January 16 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. I have gathered three of the top betting tips for our SL vs ZIM match prediction.

After an upsetting campaign for both sides in the T20 World Cup 2021, the teams are set to clash in a three-match long ODI series. Sri Lanka successfully displayed a strong front against the West Indies in the two Test match series in November 2021 where they scalped the series victory by 2-0. The sides will meet after 2 years in the 50-over format. I have handpicked the best player bets for you to choose from. Let us have a look at the bets for the SL vs ZIM match predictions.

SL vs ZIM Team Bets:

Let us take a look at the best team bet for the SL vs ZIM head-to-head competition.

Sri Lanka to win

Sri Lanka will be playing an ODI series after six long months. The last series against South Africa ended in favour of the Lankans who led the tally by 2-1. Sri Lanka are 9th in the ICC ODI rankings whereas Zimbabwe rests in the 14th position. This is a consequence of a stronger batting and bowling order of the cricket giant. The sides have met on 57 occasions where Sri Lanka swept away the tally with 44 wins while giving away 11 victories to Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka are coming off a 2-0 victory in a Test series against West Indies and look in a fantastic form to compete against Zimbabwe. The sides clashed twice in 2018 last in Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series where ZIM and SL split the victories. The Lankan batters have been relentless including Nissanka who smashed 56 and 3 runs in the 1st Test followed by his expensive innings of 73 and 66 runs in the 2nd Test match. With that being said, it is highly likely for Sri lanka to win this game and Pari Match offers the odds of 1.32 for the same.

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SL vs ZIM Player Bets

The last clash between the sides paved an easier way for picking the best player bets for the SL vs ZIM match predictions. I have picked all the batters to play great knocks. Let us find out why.

Dinesh Chandimal to play a smashing innings

Dinesh Chandimal is among the most promising batsmen in Sri Lankan cricket. He is the former captain in all formats and still stands as one of the batting pillars of the team. Chandimal has played a total of 240 List A games amassing 6,374 runs with an average of 33.72. He scored 9 centuries and 40 fifties in those 240 List A games. Chandimal holds a spectacular number in the ODI format as well. He has scored a total of 3,707 runs in 150 ODIs with a similar average of 32.23. He holds an average of 52.00 in the 5 games he has played against Zimbabwe and makes up for an optimistic betting tip for the upcoming game. He has played 51 games in Sri Lanka with an average of 31. So, playing in home conditions is expected to bring the best in Chandimal vs Zimbabwe. The sides clashed twice in 2018 last in Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series where Chandimal scored 34 and 38* runs in those two games. With that being said, Dinesh Chandimal is more likely to bring in a bundle of runs for the SL vs ZIM match predictions and it is the best betting tip to go for.

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Angelo Mathews to score high

Angelo Mathews has risen quickly since earning wide acclaim with an acrobatic save in the 2009 World Twenty20, and in February 2013, became Sri Lanka's youngest ever Test captain at 25, after having been groomed for the post for two years. He is Sri Lanka's most prized all rounder in the squad. Mathews has a career batting average of 38.91 in his 279 List A games with 7,199 runs. The fact that his batting average escalates to 41.67 in ODIs, makes it a safe betting tip. He has played a total of 218 ODIs mustering 5835 runs with 3 centuries and 40 fifties. He has bright figures playing against Zimbabwe where he was able to score 262 runs in the 11 games he played at an average of 37.42. Combined with his average playing in Sri Lanka (37.93), he is more likely to play a smashing innings in the upcoming SL vs ZIM head-to-head match. The last time he played against ZIM, he smashed 42 runs in the 50 over format and is expected to continue his splendid batting career. Pari Match offers the best player odds in the market and you should pick it for a handsome return.

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My Picks:

Sri Lanka to win @ 1.32 (Pari Match)

Dinesh Chandimal to play a smashing innings

Angelo Mathews to score high

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