Yasoda Mendis to lead Sri Lanka Development XI against Thailand

Yasoda Mendis

The Thailand National Women’s team are currently in Sri Lanka for a planned two T20 series against the Sri Lanka Women’s Development squad. The games will be worked off at the Navy Grounds in Welisara and are to be played on the 9th and 11th of August respectively.

The Sri Lankan Development team will be led by Sri Lanka national cap Yasoda Mendis and are being coached by Rohitha Perera. The squad features Imalka Mendis, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Nilakshi Silva, Rebecca Vandort and Lasanthi MAdushani, all of whom have featured for Sri Lanka at the International level.r

In a landmark move that saw Women’s Cricket being given new impetus, Sri Lanka Cricket contracted 30 Women’s cricketers handpicked from the Inter-Provincial Tournaments to train as a National Development Squad in May this year. These cricketers have been provided with an allowance to assist in their travel, equipment and nutritional needs and have been training under the Provincial coaches in a structured national plan.

Sri Lanka Development Squad

Yasoda Mendis- Captain
Imalka Mendis
Hansima Karunaratne
Achini Kulasuriya
Sugandika Kumari
Madushika Mettananda
Nilakshi Silva
Rebecca Vandot
Lasanthi Madushani
Mihiri Madushani
Sathya Sandeepani
Harshani Wijeratne
Iresha Shamali
Ruby Rejintha
Sandani Tiwanka
K Pooja Rashmi
Kavishka Dilhani
Piumi Wathsala
Kavindi Parami
Umesha Timeshani