The Zimbabwe national cricket team (ZIM) will square off against Sri Lanka in the fourth match of the Super Sixes stage at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 on Sunday, July 2. The Super Sixes match will be played at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo from 12:30 PM IST.
ZIM vs SL Dream11 prediction for ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Led by captain Craig Ervine, Zimbabwe have continued their scintillating form in the tournament after beating Oman by 14 runs in their opening match of the Super Sixes.
Having won all their four matches earlier in the group stage, Zimbabwe are firm favourites to qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. They have already carried-over four points and are placed second in the Super Sixes standings with six points from three matches.
Similarly, the Sri Lanka national cricket team will head into the crucial game after defeating the Netherlands by 21 runs in their first match of the Super Sixes on Friday.
The Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka also won their four group matches and have carried-over four points. With six points from three matches, Sri Lanka are currently leading the Super Sixes standings due to a better net run-rate.
Sri Lanka have a dominant head-to-head record against Zimbabwe in ODI cricket. They have won 46 of the 60 matches, while Zimbabwe have registered just 12 victories. Two matches have ended with no results.
Going by past record, SL will start as favourites against ZIM in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 match on Sunday.
ZIM vs SL Dream11 team tips for ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023
Top Tip: Best batter
Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne has been in impressive form in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023. The 35-year-old opening batter has amassed 256 runs in five matches at an average of 64. Karunaratne has already accrued 330 fantasy points and will be a great pick at 8.5 credits.
Top Tip: Best bowler
In the bowling department, Zimbabwe’s Richard Ngarava has been one of the leading wicket-takers in the tournament. The left-arm pacer has already picked up 12 wickets in five matches at an average of 16.08. At 8.5 credits, Richard Ngarava will be a smart pick as he will look to add to his fantasy tally of 408 points.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Among the all-rounders on display, picking Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga is a no-brainer. The 25-year-old has been the highest wicket-taker in the tournament, having bagged 20 wickets in five matches at an average of 10.55. Hasaranga has already accumulated a staggering 774 fantasy points and will be a quality investment at 9 credits.
Zimbabwe’s Joylord Gumbie pips Kusal Mendis of Sri Lanka for the wicket-keeper spot. Apart from fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Joylord Gumbie has provided stability at the top of the order for Zimbabwe, scoring 190 runs in five matches. At 8 credits, Gumbie could be a valuable asset to any fantasy team.
ZIM vs SL ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 playing XI (probable)
Zimbabwe playing XI (probable): Joylord Gumbie (wicketkeeper), Craig Ervine (captain), Sean Williams, Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani
Sri Lanka playing XI (probable): Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka
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