Sri Lanka will play India women in 3 T20Is in Dambulla which will be followed by a 3-match ODI series in Pallekele from June 23 to July 7.
Chamari Athapaththu to lead Sri Lanka women’s ODI, T20I squads vs India (AFP Photo)
- Sri Lanka will take on India in 3 T20Is, as many ODIs
- India women”s team arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday
- Harmanpreet Kaur will lead India in ODIs, T20Is in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka on Monday, June 20 named a 19-member women’s ODI and T20I squad for the upcoming home series against India women. Senior batter Chamari Athapaththu has been named the captain of both the squads.
India will face Sri Lanka in 3 ODIs and as many T20Is from June 23 to July 7. Dambulla will host the T20I series from June 27 to 27 while Pallekele will host the ODI series from July 1 to 7. Notably, the ODI series is part of the ICC Women’s Championships 2022-25.
Sri Lanka have named a full-strength squad as Athapaththu joins the likes of Hasini Perera, Nilakshi de Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe and Inoka Ranaweera. Vishmi Gunaratne, who is yet to make her ODI debut for Sri Lanka, also finds a place in both the squads.
The ODI series will see India play in their first match of the current ICC Women’s Championship cycle. It will be the beginning of a new era in ODIs for India, marking their first series after the retirement of influential skipper Mithali Raj.
Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the ODI and T20I side as the touring Indian party arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday, June 19.
Sri Lanka Squad for India series
Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeevani, Oshadhi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweeram, Achini Kulasuriya, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Malsha Shehani, Ama Kanchana, Udeshika Prabodhani, Rashmi de Silva, Hansima Karunaratne, Kaushani Nuthyangana, Sathya Sandeepani, Tharika Sewwandi.