Shashikala Siriwardene to play for Rest of the World at Lord’s

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Captain of the National Women’s team Ms. Shashikala Siriwardene has been selected to represent the Rest of the World who will play against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord’s main ground. There has never been an M.C.C. Women vs. Rest of the World Women match at Lord’s, neither has a Rest of the World women’s team ever taken the field anywhere in the World. The Match which will be played on the 19th of May 2014 will be an unique occasion. This match is in celebration of the Bicentenary of the present Ground. Shashikala Siriwardene has been selected by MCC in association with the ICC Women’s Committee.

Sri Lanka Women beats under-par India Women by 22 runs

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The fans cheered, the music blared, but the excitement was really only artificial as Sri Lanka overwhelmed India by 22 runs in the Group B opener at the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2014 at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium on Monday night (March 24). It was a contest between two familiar sides ready to battle all over again after having completed a bilateral series just a month ago. Sri Lanka was marginally better then, but the side that turned up on a balmy evening in Sylhet raised its game by several notches to win quite comfortably in the end. The win was set up after Chamari Atapattu and Eshani Kaushalya played contrasting knocks to help Sri Lanka to a challenging total… Read More →

Sri Lanka brush Ireland aside

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Fifties from Shashikala Siriwardene, the captain, and Deepika Rasangika helped Sri Lanka Women beat Ireland Women by 49 runs in its second warm-up match before the Women’s World Twenty20 2014, at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 4 Ground in Savar on Thursday (March 20). Put into bat, Sri Lanka batted steadily to post 170 for 5 in its 20 overs, and then Chandima Gunaratne and Inoka Ranaweera picked up two wickets each to restrict Ireland to 121 for 9. Sri Lanka lost Yasoda Mendis in the second over when she was lbw to Elena Tice. After that, Chamari Atapattu and Rasangika set the platform with a 50-run stand. Atapattu retired after making 17, one of three players to do so as… Read More →

Sri Lanka women clinch Twenty20 series against India

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Shashikala Siriwardene played a captain’s knock to help Sri Lanka Women win the Twenty20 International series against India Women, with a six-wicket win in the third and final match on Tuesday (January 28). Siriwardene, just 17 days shy of her 29th birthday, made an unbeaten 46 off 42 balls at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam as Sri Lanka took only 18.5 overs to chase down India’s 117 for 8. Having won the first T20I, Sri Lanka wrapped up its India tour on a happy note. India elected to bat first, but none of the batters except for Poonam Raut and Jhulan Goswami could get going. India’s faced problems very early in its innings, losing four wickets within the first… Read More →

India Women bounce back to level series

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India Women bounced back in the second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka Women, levelling the three-match series with a nine-run win in Vizianagaram on Sunday (January 26). Batting first, India rode on useful contributions from a number of batters in the lower middle-order to reach 127 for 8 in 20 overs. The target proved nine runs too many for Sri Lanka, who had conceded the three-match One-Day International series 3-0 before winning the first T20I on Saturday. At one stage, India was struggling at 29 for 4, having lost Mithali Raj, V Vanitha, Anagha Deshpande and Harmanpreet Kaur, its best batters. Udeshika Prabodhani inflicted the most damage, sending back Raj and Deshpande, both out bowled. But after Veda Krishnamurthy steadied… Read More →

Sri Lanka women beat India in first T20

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Shashikala Siriwardena hit a superb half-century as Sri Lanka notched a thrilling three-wicket victory against India  in the first T20 of the three-match series in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. India batted first and postesd 147 for three wickets in its 20 overs, Sri Lankan Ladies achieved the target in 19.5 overs, losing seven wickets in the process. Shashikala blazed 52 off 39 balls with five fours and Chamari Polgampola remained unbeaten on 19 off 16 balls. Put in to bat, India’s openers got off to a lightning start with Anagha Deshpande and Raj putting 71 on the board in ten overs before Deshpande was run out for 21. Raj then accelerated and put on 67 runs in just 7.1 overs with Harmanpreet… Read More →

1st ODI: India Women v SL Women at Visakhapatnam

1st ODI - SL Women v Indian Women

An excellent bowling performance by India women, led by left-arm spinner Gouher Sultana’s four-wicket haul, helped the team post a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka women in the first ODI of the three-match series in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Brief Score: Sri Lanka Women: 76 all out in 39.3 overs (Yasodha Mendis 17, E Kaushalya 9, G Sultana 4-4) India Women: 174 all out in 47.3 overs (M Raj 34*, A Deshpande 23, Oshadi Ranasinghe 1-15) India Women won by 7 wickets (with 105 balls remaining)

Sri Lanka Women’s Preliminary Squad – ICC World Twenty20 2014

The Women’s National Selectors have selected the following squad as the preliminary squad for the ICC Women’s World T20 2014. Shashikala Siriwardena Chamari Athapaththu Eshani Lokusuriya Deepika Rasangika Sripali Weerakkody Dilani Manodara Yashodha Mendis Maduri Samuddika Oshadhi Ranasinghe Udeshika Pramodhini Chandima Gooneratne Lasanthi Madushani Anushka Sanjeewani Chamari Polgampola Rangika Fernando Inoka Ranaweera Chathurani Gunawardena Nilakshi Silva Kanchana Weerakkody Nipuni Hansika Nimali Perera Janani Kaushalya Achini Kulasooriya Rebecca Vandort Nilangika Sanjeewani Prasadini Weerakkody Dinesha Jayasighe Harshitha Madhavi Surangika Perera Hashini Perera

Sri Lanka Women’s Team tour of India 2014

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Sri Lanka Women’s team left for India last night(15th January) to participate in a 3 -ODI & 3-T20 series against Indian Women’s which begins on the 19th January 2014. Match Schedule 19th Jan – 1st ODI – India v Sri Lanka at ACA-Vizag Stadium 21st Jan – 2nd ODI – India v Sri Lanka at ACA-Vizag Stadium 23rd Jan – 3rd ODI – India v Sri Lanka at ACA-Vizag Stadium 25th Jan – 1st T20 – India v Sri Lanka at ACA–Vizianagaram 26th Jan – 2nd T20 – India v Sri Lanka at ACA–Vizianagaram 28th Jan – 3rd T20 – India v sri Lanka at ACA–Vizianagaram

Dolawatte and Chamani Seneviratne announced retirement

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Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the two National Women’s team players Sandamali Dolawatte and Chamani Seneviratne tendered their resignation to the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ashley De Silva on the 29th of December 2013. SLC wishes to state that on the 29th morning Sandamali Dolawatte was informed to attend a final selection trial match scheduled on the 30th of December 2013. Sandamali refused to abide by the request and informed of her desire to resign from the team. Chamani Seneviratne was already selected for the ODI Squad. Subsequently she tendered her resignation to the CEO of SLC. SLC wishes to state that all the selections are done by the Selection Committee in consultation with the Coaching… Read More →

National Women’s Squad for the Tour of India 2014

At a Selection Committee meeting held, the following decisions were made by the Women’s National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the  National Women’s Squad for the Tour of India from the 6th January 2014 – 29th January 2014. 1.      Shashikala Siriwardhana (Captain) 2.      Chamari Attapathu (Vice Captain) 3.      Eshani Lokusuriya 4.      Deepika Rasangika 5.      Dilani Manodara 6.      Chamari Polgampola 7.      Yasodha Mendis 8.      Anushka Sanjeewani 9.      Maduri Samudhika 10.  Chandima Gunaratne 11.  Udeshika Prabodhini 12.  Sripali Weerakkodi 13.  Lasanthi Madushani 14.  Oshadee Ranasinghe Stand By : – Nilakshi Silva Inoka Ranaweera Chathurani Gunawardene Rangika Fernando

Sri Lanka Women’s tour to India 2014: Preliminary Squad

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Media Release The Women’s National Selectors have selected the following squad as the preliminary squad for the Sri Lankan Women’s tour to India. The tour is scheduled to take place from the 14th of January to the 27th of January 2014. The tour will consist of 3ODI s and 3 T20s. Shashikala Siriwardane Chamari Athapattu Yasodha Mendis Lasanthi Madushani Eshani Lokusuriya Dilani Manodara (Subject to fitness) Sripalee Weerakkody Sandamali Dolawatte Rebecca Van Dort Maduri Samuddika Udeshika Prabodini Inoka Ranaweera Chamani Seneviratne (Considered for ODI s only) Chandima Gooneratne Prasadini Weerakody Chamari Polgampola Oshadie Ranasinghe Deepika Rasangika Anushka Sanjeewani Achini Kulasuriya Nilakshi De Silva Rangika Fernando Chathurani Gunawardane