Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2021-22 — 3rd ODI

Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2021-22 ODI Series

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe ODI series 2021

3rd ODI:

Third and last but deciding 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 21st 2022.

Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2021-22 — 2nd ODI

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 59 meetings in the longest format of limited overs cricket, till date. The host won 45 times, whereas the opponent won 12 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 LWWLL.

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 15 meetings in the longest format of limited overs cricket, till date. The host won all 11 times, whereas the opponent won 4 times.

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 2022.

The longest unbeaten streak for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka was 2 ODIs from 2017 to 2022.

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

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the eighth rank (Sri Lanka (81)) and fourteenth rank (Zimbabwe (42)) teams. The host is 39 points ahead of the visitors.

The Home Team:

The team completed 869 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 394 times and lost 432 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 LWWLW.

The Visiting Team:

The team completed 540 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 140 times and lost 380 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 WLLWL.

The Third 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 home side will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rank, whereas the opponent will lose a (1) point without any impact in the rank. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visiting team will gain 4 points with a (1) position in the ranking and the home team will lose 3 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Kandy shows the weather would be mostly sunny and mostly clear throughout the match. There is an extremely less chance of the rain, as the precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 2%. The temperature would be between 18-29 Celsius. The wind would be between 1 – 7 km/h. The speed of wind and the temperature would decrease gradually.

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 18 times out of 27 played games, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won 8 times and lost 10 times.

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

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, 14 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 13 times.

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

Particularly, for Sri Lanka, the team won the toss 12 times in the 25 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 LWLLW.

The first batting team won the match 11 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 16 times.

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

Score:

The lowest defended total was 224 runs (according to Net Run Rate) in 2013, and the highest successful chase was 297 runs in 2022.

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 31.72 and 32.00 is for the second innings.

ODI History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other just thrice at the venue. The host won twice, whereas the opponent won once.

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

Teams’ ODI History at Venue:

The Home Side:

The home side has a below average record at the venue, and won 12 times with 13 losses out of 25 encounters.

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

The Visiting Side:

The visiting team has an extremely poor record, as the team won once and lost three outings out of 4 games.

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

Selected XI for both the Teams:

Sri Lanka:

The home side would like to go with R. Mendis in place of M. Theekshana.

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

Zimbabwe:

The visiting team would like to go with a winning combination.

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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