The three matches will all be day-night matches as part of the Super League, and will be held in Kandy
Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka begin 2022 with three ODIs as part of the ICC Super League, with Sri Lanka hosting the series. The three matches will be day-evening matches scheduled for 16, 18 and 21 January and will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.
Zimbabwe is currently at 25 points with the Netherlands, but has played five games fewer.
“Every match is very important to us because Super League matches will determine who can qualify automatically, so it is important that we prepare well and start well,” said Zimbabwe’s head coach Lalchand Rajput. “I am a very confident person and always believe that we can beat Sri Lanka given that we have had good playing time in playing the Pro50 tournament. [Zimbabwe’s domestic List A competition]. “
Zimbabwe’s last ODI in the Super League was part of a three-match series against Ireland in September, which ended 1-1. The teams share points in the washed-out second ODI. Sri Lanka also last played in the Super League in September, beating South Africa 2-1 in a home series.
“We have not started well in the Super League, but I am convinced that with the players in shape during the Pro50 matches, we will do well against Sri Lanka,” said Rajput. “If we play our best cricket and to our potential, with our best players, there is every chance that we can qualify directly.”