New Zealand Women set to embark on first bilateral tour of Sri Lanka

New Zealand Women Tour of Sri Lanka 2023

295
Players shake hands after New Zealand won the Group A T20 women's World Cup cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Boland Park in Paarl on February 19, 2023. (Photo by Rodger Bosch / AFP) (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images)

The New Zealand Women’s Cricket team is set to arrive in Sri Lanka on the 23rd of June, for 3-match ODI and T20I series, which will run from 27th June – 12th July.

This will be the first ever Tour of Sri Lanka by a New Zealand women’s side for a bilateral series (the NZ team have travelled to Sri Lanka in the past for the T20 World Cup in 2012) and just the 2nd bilateral tour between the sides – the first being Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand back in 2015.

The ODI series is set to be played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium from June 27th – 3rd July, while the 3 T20Is will be played at the P Sara Stadium in Colombo from the 8th – 12th of July. The three ODIs will be part of the ICC Women’s Championship, where Sri Lanka currently sit in 7th position with just 5 points in 9 games, while the Kiwis are on 8 points in 6 games (3rd place).

The two teams have gone head-to-head 10 times in both T20Is and ODIs, with Sri Lanka yet to register a win against New Zealand.

Full schedule