Zimbabwe tour Sri Lanka for a three-match ODI series starting Sunday, January 16. All matches in the series will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. The series is part of the World Super League cycle. 

This will be the first bilateral series between the two countries since 2017. Zimbabwe won the last ODI bilateral series 3-2 against Sri Lanka in 2017.

Sri Lanka will be without the services of Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara for the series while all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva is set to miss out due to paternity leave. In their absence, the hosts have named three uncapped players - Nuwan Thushara, Chamika Gunasekara and Shiran Fernando in their ODI squad. 

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe have recalled all-rounder Tinotenda Mutombodzi for the tour. Mutombodzi last played for Zimbabwe in March 2020. 

Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe have competed in 57 ODI matches so far with Sri Lanka winning 44 while Zimbabwe have won 11. Two matches have ended in no-result. 

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe ODI squads

Sri Lanka ODI squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Minod Bhanuka (wicket-keeper), Charith Asalanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Thushara, Ramesh Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Gunasekera, Dinesh Chandimal (wicket-keeper), Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Shiran Fernando, Kamindu Mendis.

Zimbabwe ODI squad: Craig Ervine (captain), Ryan Burl , Regis Chakabva (wicket-keeper), Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe, Takudzwanashe Kaitano , Clive Madande, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe ODI schedule, fixtures and live India match times

All times in India Standard Time (IST)

Day, Date




Sunday, January 16 

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI

2:30 PM


Tuesday, January 18

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI

2:30 PM


Friday, January 21

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

2:30 PM


Where to watch Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe ODI series live in India?

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe ODI series will be telecast on the Sony Sports Network TV channels in India.

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