The Sri Lanka Women’s Team doesn’t have a great record in the T20 World Cup. They have been eliminated in the first round every time and have won just seven out of the 23 games they’ve played in six editions of the tournament. Sri Lanka have also lost all their bilateral series’ in the lead-up to this mega event. In fact, they’ve been whitewashed in each one of them as well since the end of the 2018 T20 World Cup.
Coaching & Support Staff:
Harsha De Silva (Head coach)
Group stages (finished fourth on the Group A points table with one win)
Best Finish: Group stages
Sri Lanka Women’s Team Overview
Chamari Atapattu is the leader of the pack with both bat and ball. She will hope to lead from the front. They have some experienced cricketers in Shashikala Siriwardene, Hasini Perera, Nilakshi De Silva and Udeshika Probodhani as well. Thus, they will be banking on these cricketers to largely pull them through and will need some sparkling performances from their experienced lot.
Chamari Atapattu’s all-round ability is Sri Lanka’s biggest strength. She has the ability to change the game in all three departments and her form makes a huge impact on this team. Moreover, they seem to have a decent batting line-up. Shashikala Siriwardene, Hasini Perera and Nilakshi De Silva along with Atapattu will form the batting core which seems their strength. It is these players who need to step up and come good if Sri Lanka are to challenge the other teams in their group.
Sri Lanka’s bowling looks on the lighter side. They have quite a bit of inexperience as well and they have struggled quite a bit in the recent past. They have conceded tall totals which have gone out of reach for the batters.
Key Players for Sri Lanka Women’s Team
Chamari Atapattu will be the main player with the bat. She will be hoping she can get the big scores and bat through with the others batting around her. The Sri Lankan skipper can also bowl and get some crucial wickets.
Sri Lanka Women’s Squad
Chamari Atapattu (c), Harshitha Madavi, Anushka Sanjeewani, Hansima Karunaratne, Shashikala Siriwardene, Nilakshi De Silva, Ama Kanchana, Kavisha Dilhari, Udeshika Probodhani, Achini Kulasuriya, Hasini Perera, Sathya Sandeepani, Umesha Thimashini, Sugandika Kumari, Dilani Manodara
February 22: New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Women – W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
February 24: Australia Women vs Sri Lanka Women – W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
February 29: India Women vs Sri Lanka Women – Junction Oval, Melbourne
March 2: Sri Lanka Women vs Bangladesh Women – Junction Oval, Melbourne