Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe betting tips

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe – 3rd ODI Betting Tips

Sri Lanka will face Zimbabwe in the third ODI of the three-match series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Friday.

After suffering a rather comfortable defeat in the second fixture, Sri Lanka will enter the third contest with relatively low confidence and might make some changes in the starting XI for the series decider. 

After securing an impressive win in the second ODI, Zimbabwe will enter the third fixture in high confidence and they are unlikely to make any significant changes in the starting XI. 

The series is leveled at 1-1 after the home team won the first match by five wickets whereas the visitors won the returned fixture by 22 runs.

Sri Lanka Form and Team News 

The management will be slightly concerned with the batting department, in particular, where while chasing a target pretty similar to the first ODI, the Islanders never really looked in control and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. 

The coaching staff will be hoping that the players will learn from their mistakes and produce a better display in the all-important clash on Friday. 

In the batting department, the home team will be heavily relying on the likes of in-form captain Dasun Shanaka, wicketkeeper-batter Kusal Mendis, first ODI’s player of the match Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, opening batter Pathum Nissanka and Kamindu Mendis to score the bulk of the runs and put the opposition under pressure. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Shanaka along with the spin duo of Jeffrey Vandersay and Maheesh Theekshana to provide timely breakthroughs.

Zimbabwe Form and Team News

The management will be extremely pleased with the character shown by the players despite losing the first ODI and they will be hoping to see a similar kind of performance in the all-important clash which might help the side in securing a memorable series triumph away from home. 

In the batting department, the visitors will be heavily relying on the likes of in-form captain Craig Ervine, wicketkeeper-batter Regis Chakabva, opening batter Takudzwanashe Kaitano, veteran left-hander Sean Williams, highly-rated Wesley Madhevere, seasoned campaigner Ryan Burl and star all-rounder Sikandar Raza to score the bulk of the runs and give the bowlers something to bowl with. 

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava along with the spin trio of Wellington Masakadza, Williams and Raza to produce timely breakthroughs and restrict the home team to a manageable total. 

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Sri Lanka will be favorites to win the third and final game of the three-match ODI series to be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. For the 3rd ODI, Sri Lanka are placed at 1.32 odds, while Zimbabwe are placed at 3.15 odds

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Our Tipster Angle

After two closely-fought matches, the series is nicely poised at 1-1 as both teams will be ready to give it all to secure the ultimate prize.

On paper, both teams look extremely competitive and it is hard to predict an outright winner. However, the home team might fancy their chances, especially considering the fact that they will have the advantage of knowing the home conditions better than the opposition.

Therefore, the prediction is for Sri Lanka to clinch the series by winning the third ODI.  

Tip 1- Blessing Muzarabani to continue his excellent form for Zimbabwe

After a poor outing in the series opener, Blessing Muzarabani made a strong comeback with the ball in hand. He bowled well in the previous match and picked up key wickets of Pathum Nissanka and Dinesh Chandimal. He will be keen to deliver his best in this series decider. So we can expect pacer Blessing Muzarabani to take one wicket or more against Sri Lanka in series [email protected]

Tip 2- Pathum Nissanka to continue his decent form for Sri Lanka at the top of the innings.

Opener Pathum Nissanka will be eyeing a big score for Sri Lanka in this series decider. The right-handed batsman notched up a splendid half-century for Sri Lanka in the opening game of the series. Given their decent form so far this season, we can expect opener Pathum Nissanka to score 25 runs or more against [email protected]


Expect Sri Lanka to clinch the ODI series against Zimbabwe on Friday.

  • Pacer Blessing Muzarabani to take one wicket or more against Sri Lanka in series finale- [email protected]
  • opener Pathum Nissanka to score 25 runs or more against Zimbabwe- Sri [email protected]

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