Having an advantage of one win, Zimbabwe will take Sri Lanka again in their second match of the seven-match Tri-Nation Series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today, reports UNB.
The fourth match of the series is scheduled to begin at 12:00pm (BST) where Graeme Cremer-led Zimbabwe will take the ground to confirm the final berth with one match to spare and Sri Lanka will fight to survive in the race for the final.
The Lankans are at risk of being outclassed from the finalists’ race having pointless from two outings as they conceded a huge 163-run defeat in their second game against host Bangladesh the side leading in the points table with 12 points and confirmed the final berth with two match spare.
Zimbabwe started the tournament campaign with an eight-wicket loss in the opener and found Chandika Hathurusingha’s boys’ for a 12-run victory to collect four points.
There is vital reason for Zimbabwe to be confident that they have won their three most-recent ODIs against Sri Lanka, including two in Sri Lanka itself.
“In recent times, we have been playing spin a bit better. A lot depends on the wicket - Sri Lanka may think of adding an extra spinner instead of a seamer.
But we just have to turn up tomorrow regardless of what team they pick,” Zimbabwean middle order batsman Craig Ervine said before the match day on Saturday.