Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Live Streaming, TV Telecast & Preview: The Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI is taking on 6 July 2017 at the Galle International Stadium, Galle. The pitch is going to be one similar in Galle, slow and assisting the slower bowlers. The batsmen need to apply themselves and setting in would give the batsmen a chance to blast towards the end. The middle overs are going to be crucial and the team that wins the battle of over 15-40 would most likely come out triumphant. To watch Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe live stream – CLICK HERE
These are turbulent times in Lanka in cricketing terms. Their national team is in dire need of some kind of resurgence. It has been quite some time since the stalwarts of Lankan Cricket hung up are their boots and by the looks of it their place has still left a void and a more worrying sign is the lack of promising players who can even lay a claim. Angelo Mathews has tried his level best to take this team from the down barrels to upwards but to no avail.
To make matters worse, even the sports minister of Srilanka commented on the fitness of their players saying they are gaining weight and unfit to play. Their capitulation in the recent Champions Trophy was another example of their current crop of players level. But even after all this, they were expected to sweep past Zimbabwe, when the African team arrived in Lanka. But what has followed is perplexing and saddening.
In the first match, Srilanka was swept past Zimbabwe. It was the first time any team has chased down a 300+ target and that too 315. The fielding in that match was street level and bowling state level by the Lankans. Although the second match was a much better show by the Lankan lions, still it left a lot to be desired.
As far as the teams are concerned, Srilanka is most likely to stick to the same team in the 3rd ODI. Tharanga has been a sole bright spot in these troubled times and he would love his teammates to help him out. With the new entrant Wanidu Hasiranga taking a hat-trick in the last match Srilanka received a much-needed boost to their pathetic looking bowling attack.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe would be more than content to win a match against a top 10 team. They are likely to play fearless cricket and expect them to field the same team. Here are the details you need to now to watch Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI live online or on tv.
How do I watch Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Live Streaming?
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Where to watch Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Live Telecast on TV?
To watch Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI live telecast, tune into Ten 1 HD and Ten 3. The 3rd ODI match between Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe would start at 9:45 AM IST. The live coverage of the game will broadcast 60 minutes before the start of the match on Ten Sports with expert reviews and analysis. For everything, and anything, indianexpress.com will have a live blog to give all the updates on the fly.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Match Prediction
My prediction should be a cake-walk for the men in blue and that win by Zimbabwe should be seen as a flash in the pan and nothing more.
Sri Lanka ODI squad: Angelo Mathews(c), Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lahiru Madushanka, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga, Amila Aponso
Zimbabwe ODI squad: Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Ryan Burl, Graeme Cremer(c), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Donald Tiripano, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Malcolm Waller, Chamu Chibhabha, Tarisai Musakanda