Zimbabwe to tour Sri Lanka for three ODIs in January!
CRICDOT DESK : Zimbabwe will tour Sri Lanka three times next month at One Day International. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed the news on Tuesday (December 28th). This tour also commemorates Zimbabwe’s return to the international cricket, which was the last match against Scotland in September. Since January 2018, the two teams have also been playing in ODI format for the first time.
At that time, you were in a trilateral series that also involved Bangladesh. Regarding the bilateral series, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe confronted each other in Hambantota in 2017. Interestingly, the energetic Zimbabwean side came back from 12 and won the five-game ODI series at the time.
The upcoming 3-game ODI series is being held in a closed room due to the threat of COVID19. All games are played at Kandy’s Parekel International Cricket Stadium day and night. The ODI series will start on January 16th and the last two games will start on January 18th and 21st. Visitors will arrive in Sri Lanka on January 10th.
Zimbabwe travels to Sri Lanka with confidence as he has lost four times in the last eight ODI games. The team will strive to repeat the 2017 heroes while Sri Lanka is rebuilding the team.
The ODI series is also Mahera Jayawaldena’s first mission as a consultant coach in Sri Lanka. Former coach Mickey Arthur resigned after a recent home series against the West Indies and moved to Derbyshire County as head of cricket.
Sri Lanka has been on a busy schedule since 2022. After a home series with Zimbabwe, he will travel down under in February to fight Australia in the five-game T20I series. Within a week of returning from Australia, the island nation’s Indian team will tour two tests and three T20 Internationals. As of , her schedule has not been published after the India tour. However, the team is keen to play more T20Is and the World Cup will be played in Australia later this year.