Sri Lanka Women’s cricket will host the Indian Women’s national side in a bilateral series featuring 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is, starting 11th September 2018.
This will be the first time the Indian Women’s team will play a bilateral series in Sri Lanka. The host will look to make maximum use of the home conditions under new coach Harsha de Silva, who has taken over the reins for his 2nd stint as the head coach. The Sri Lankan side will feature some young talent in the series.
At the press briefing, coach Harsha de Silva stated that he is confident with the progress and the effort put in by the girls during the last three weeks, and said; we are positive about our performances on the field, going into this series.
“In the past, teams which have prepared well and executed their plan well have always succeeded in the game, we look to do the same” – Chamari Attapattu (Captain, Sri Lanka)
Indian skipper Mithali Raj, currently the highest run scorer for Women’s Cricket in ODIs, along with her team will be aiming to boost their performances in this bilateral series under the guidance of new Head coach Ramesh Powar. Powar took over duties as head coach last month after a month’s interim period, and has being assigned until the ICC World T20 which is scheduled for November 2018.
11th September 2018 – 1st ODI (Galle International Stadium)
13th September 2018 – 2nd ODI (Galle International Stadium)
16th September 2018 – 3rd ODI (MCG – Katunayake)
19th September 2018 – 1st T20I (MCG Kayunayake)
21st September 2018 – 2nd T20I (Colts Cricket Club – Colombo)
22nd September 2018 – 3rd T20I (Colombo – CCC)
24th September 2018 – 4th T20I (Colombo – CCC)
25th September 2018 – 5th T20I (MCG – Katunayake)
India Women ODI Squad: Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Dayalan Hemalatha, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey
India Women T20I Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Mansi Joshi
Sri Lanka Women ODI Squad: Chamari Attapattu(c), Prasadani Weerakkody, Anushka Sanjeewani, Nipuni Hansika, HasiniPerera, Dilani Manodara, Shashikala Siriwardene, Nilakshi de Silva, Imalka Mendis, Sripali Weerakkody, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Ama Kanchana, Kavisha Dilhari.