In another fairytale, Test cricket returns to Zimbabwe after two years hoping to attract cricketers in the country and with it the fans too. It would have been over 26 months that Test cricket have been played on the shores of Zimbabwe when they host Sri Lanka in a two-match Test series, starting January 19, 2020 (Sunday). Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test match will be played at the Harare Sports club. Fans can find all details regarding the live telecast, online live streaming and score updates on this page. Sri Lanka lost 0-1 to Pakistan in their last series but gave a good account of themselves, while Zimbabwe last played a Test match in November 2018. Meanwhile, for the live telecast, online live streaming, live score updates and ball-by-ball commentary details for ZIM vs SL 1st Test match, please scroll down. Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka, Cricket Score 1st Test Match.
Zimbabwe lost by 118 runs against Bangladesh in their last Test match before the ICC ban. Despite the defeat, they drew that series against Bangladesh with their 151-run victory in the 1st Test match ending the series as 1-1. Zimbabwe have gone a wholesome change since then with their captain in that series – Hamilton Masakadza – not the country’s director of cricket. Sean Williams will be leading the team now with both overseeing the resurgence of Zimbabwe cricket.
Sri Lanka, have already trodden that path – sans the ICC ban – and have their own story of cricketing resurgence. The Lanka cricket team, for a change, start as favourites against Zimbabwe. They were clean swept by Australia but beat South Africa in remarkable fashion last year. Led by Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka then played a 1-1 a draw with New Zealand before losing the historic away Test series in Pakistan.
When to Watch of Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match 2020 Know Schedule, Date, Time & Venue Details
Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test match will be played at the Harare Sports Club in Harare. The 1st Test match begins on January 19, 2020 (Sunday) and will run till January 23. ZIM vs SL 1st Test match is scheduled to start at 01:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time) and 10:00 am local time.
How to Watch Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match 2020: TV Channel and Broadcast Details
International Test cricket returns to Zimbabwe for the first time in 2 years and 2 months with the Africa nation -hosting Sri Lanka in a two-match Test series. Zimbabwe are also playing their first international Test match in 14 months but unfortunately, the match will not be live telecast as there are no official broadcasters available for the Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe 2020 in India Fans can, however, catch glimpses of the Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test match on YouTube.
How to Watch Live Streaming of Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match 2020 Match online
Well, there is no official broadcaster available for 2020 Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe in India but good news is that there will live streaming available. The live streaming of ZIM vs SL 1st Test match in India can be watched online on FanCode mobile and its official website. Fans can also follow the game on LatestLY via live score updates and ball-by-ball commentary details of ZIM vs SL 1st Test match.
Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 4 wickets when both these last met in a Test match in Colombo in 2017. In overall figures, Zimbabwe are yet to beat Sri Lanka in a Test match and have lost 13 times in 18 meetings against the Asian side. Their last draw against Sri Lanka in a Test match came at this same venue in 1999 and since then Zimbabwe have lost 8 successive Test matches against Sri Lanka.