SL vs ZIM, 3rd ODI: R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report, Colombo Weather Forecast, ODI Stats & Records | Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2024


Sri Lanka will battle against Zimbabwe in the third and last ODI of Zimbabwe’s ongoing tour of Sri Lanka. The crucial clash will take place at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

While the first ODI got washed off due to rain and Sri Lanka won the second game by two wickets, the visitors will aim to end the contest on level terms. At the same time, the hosts will be eager to win the duel and seal the series.

ODI Stats and Records at R. Premadasa Stadium

  • Total matches: 163
  • Matches won batting first: 88
  • Matches won bowling first: 64
  • Average first innings scores: 232
  • Average second innings scores: 190
  • Highest total recorded: 375/5 (50 Ov) by India vs Sri Lanka
  • Lowest total recorded: 50/10 (15.2 Ov) by Sri Lanka vs India
  • Highest score chased: 292/4 (48.3 Ov) by Sri Lanka vs Australia
  • Lowest score defended: 170/10 (49.2 Ov) by West Indies Women vs Sri Lanka Women

R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report

The R. Premadasa Stadium pitch is renowned for its inclination towards favouring spin bowlers, although it also offers advantages to batters due to its fast outfield and relatively shorter boundaries. Chasing a target on this pitch could present difficulties. However, considering the current weather conditions, the captain winning the toss might choose to bowl first.

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Colombo Weather Forecast:

Colombo Weather Forecast, SL vs ZIM
Colombo Weather Forecast, SL vs ZIM (Image CC- Twitter)

The weather forecast for the Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe match in Colombo indicates a high likelihood of rain, with a 75% chance. The humidity is expected to be around 79%, and the wind speed is forecasted to be 13 kilometres per hour. These conditions suggest that rain interruptions could impact the course of the game.

SL vs ZIM, Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Janith Liyanage, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dilshan Madushanka

Zimbabwe: Joylord Gumbie (wk), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Craig Ervine (c), Sikandar Raza, Clive Madande, Luke Jongwe, Faraz Akram, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava.

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