Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2021-22 — 1st ODI

Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2021-22 ODI Series

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe ODI series 2021

1st ODI:

First ODI of the series of 3 ODI matches between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe is going to be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy on January 16th 2022.

Sri Lanka  vs Zimbabwe History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the seventh bilateral series between the teams, The host won 5 times. The visiting team won once.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 6 series in a span of 27 years, from 1994-95 to present, where Sri Lanka won 5 times and Zimbabwe won 1 time.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe was 5 series from 1994-95 to 2017.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe was 5 series from 1994-95 to 2017.

The most consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka was 1 series in 2017.

The longest unbeaten streak for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka was 1 series in 2017.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe are LWWWW.

Matches:

The teams completed 57 meetings in the longest format of limited overs cricket, till date. The host won 44 times, whereas the opponent won 11 times. 2 match was called off without any result (No Result).

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe was 15 ODIs from 2003 to 2010.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe was 15 ODIs from 2003 to 2010.

The most consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka was 3 ODIs from 2017 to 2018.

The longest unbeaten streak for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka was 3 ODIs from 2017 to 2018.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe are WLLLW.

Sri Lankan Backyard:

Series:

This is going to be the third bilateral series between the teams, The host won once. The visiting team also won once.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 2 series in a span of 24 years, from 1997-98 to present, where Sri Lanka won 1 time and Zimbabwe won 1 time, too.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe was 1 series in 1997-98.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe was 1 series in 1997-98.

The most consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka was 1 series in 2017.

The longest unbeaten streak for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka was 1 series in 2017.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe are LW – – -.

Matches:

The teams completed 13 meetings in the longest format of limited overs cricket, till date. The host won 10 times, whereas the opponent won thrice.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe was 8 ODIs from 1996 to 2017.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe was 8 ODIs from 1996 to 2017.

The most consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka was 2 ODIs from 2017 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka was 2 ODIs from 2017 to present.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe are LLWWL.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the eighth rank (Sri Lanka (83)) and fourteenth rank (Zimbabwe (38)) teams. The host is 45 points ahead of the visitors.

The Home Team:

The team completed 867 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 393 times and lost 431 times. 5 games resulted in a tie. 38 outings were called off without any result (No Result).

In case, the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn a (1) point without any impact in the rank, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 8 points and a (1) rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 5 points and a (1) rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn a (1) point without any impact in the rank.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 to 5 points and a (1) rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will either earn a (1) point or lose 2 points with losing 0 to 1 rank in the position. 

Drawing the series will lose 2 points with a (1) rank in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka are WLWWL.

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The Visiting Team:

The team completed 538 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 139 times and lost 379 times. 8 games resulted in a tie. 12 outings were called off without any result (No Result).

In case, the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 12 points and 3 ranks in the position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose a (1) point without any impact in the rank. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose a (1) point without any impact in the rank. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 8 points and a couple (2) of ranks in the position.

If the team will loose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will gain 0 to 3 points without any impact in the rank. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team may gain 4 to 8 points and 0 to 1 rank in the position. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 4 points without any impact in the rank.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe are LWLLL.

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The First Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the both of the teams will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranks. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visiting team will gain 4 points without any impact in the rank and the home team will lose 3 points with a (1) rank in the position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Kandy shows the weather would be partly cloudy throughout the match. There is a very less chance of the rain, as the precipitation percentage would be between 10% to 17%. The temperature would be between 22-23 Celsius. The wind would be between 4 – 6 km/h. The speed of wind and the temperature would decrease gradually.

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Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 16 times out of 25 played games, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won 7 times and lost 9 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WLLLW.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, won 6 times and lost 3 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WWLLW.

Overall, 13 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 12 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWWLL.

Particularly, for Sri Lanka, the team won the toss 12 times in the 23 games and won 6 times and lost 6 times, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWWLL.

The home team never won a match, after choosing to field first, since 2015

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while losing the toss, are LLWLW.

The visiting team never won the match, after choosing to bat first, since 2013.

The first batting team won the match 10 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 15 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WLLWW.

Score:

The lowest defended total was 224 runs (according to Net Run Rate) in 2013, and the highest successful chase was 288 runs in 2015.

The first innings lowest total was 135 runs (completed innings) in 2012 and the highest total was 363 runs in 2018. For the second innings, the lowest total was 167 runs (completed innings) in 2013 and the highest was 301 runs in 2020.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.47 and 31.41 is for the second innings.

ODI History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other just once at the venue. The host won the encounter.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe at the venue are W – – – -.

Teams’ ODI History at Venue:

The Home Side:

The home side has a below average record at the venue, and won 11 times with 12 losses out of 23 encounters.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue are WLLWL.

The Visiting Side:

The visiting team has a horrendous record, as the team never won, yet and lost both the outings.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe at the venue are LL – – -.

Selected XI for both the Teams:

Sri Lanka:

The home side comes with 3 pacers and a couple (2) of spinners combination, as the teams 2 all-rounder, 1 with pace and 1 with spin, and a (1) of batting all-rounder with spin.

Sri Lanka Eleven: P. Nissanka, K. Mendis, K. Mendis, D. Chandimal, C. Asalanka, D. Shanaka, C. Karunaratne, J. Vandersay, M. Theekshana, C. Gunasekara, N. Pradeep

 Zimbabwe:

The visiting team comes with 3 pacers and a spinner combination, as the team has an (1) all-rounder and a batting all-rounder, both with spin.

Zimbabwe Eleven: T. Kaitano, R. Chakabva, C. Ervine, S. Williams, W. Madhevere, S. Raza, R. Burl, W. Masakadza, B. Muzarabani, T. Chatara, R. Ngarava 

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.

*Notes: T means tie in “last five match results”.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.

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