The Sri Lanka women’s cricket team led by Chamari Atapattu left the country yesterday to participate in the 17th Asian Games T20 cricket tournament to be held in Incheon, South Korea from 19th September. The women’s T20 tournament will start on September 20th with qualifiers where Sri Lanka will play in the quarterfinals on September 23rd. Squad : Chamari Atapattu (captain), Yashodha Mendis , Lasanthi Madushani, Eshani Lokusuriya, Dilani Manodara, Chamari Polgampola, Sripali Weerakody, Udeshika Probodani (VC), Shashikala Siriwardana, Maduri Samuddhika, Inoka Ranaweera, Anushka Sanjeewani, Nilakshi Silva, Chandima Gunarathne, Inoshi Fernando, Roshan Iddamalgoda(Manager), Jeevantha Kulatunga (Head Coach), Abdultayeb Hassanally Tasneem (Physiotherapist)
Media Release At a selection meeting held the Sri Lanka Women’s National Selector’s have selected the following squad for the South Africa Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2014. Chamari Athapattu (Captain) Shashikala Siriwardhane Eshani Lokusuriya Yashoda Mendis Sripali Weerakkody Udeshika Prabodini Maduri Samuddika Lasanthi Madushani Inoshi Fernando Chandima Guneratne Inoka Ranaweera Anushka Sanjeewani Nilakshi Silva Chamari Plogampola Dilani Manodara Hashini Perera Prashdini Weerakkody Ama Kanchana Imalka Mendis Poojani Liyanage Sanduni Abeywickrama Achini Kulasuriya
Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club Women’s cricket team pulled off a thrilling one-run win over Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club in the SLC conducted Division one 50-over tournament final played at Colts Cricket Ground, Colombo 5 yesterday. Shashikala Siriwardene took 3 wickets for 25 runs and Udeshika Prabodhini took 2 wickets for 16 runs. Navy Sports Club Women: 126 all out in 49.5 overs (Suwini de Alwis 24, Maduri Samuddika 22, Dedunu Silva 19, Deepika Rasangika 16, Chamila Peiris 2-34, Ama Kanchana 1-13, Oshadhi Ranasinghe 1-14, Chamari Polgampola 1-31) Air Force SC Women: 125 all out in 49.2 overs (Yasodha Mendis 26, Chamani Seneviratne 24, Oshadhi Ranasinghe 21, Sripali Weerakkody 15, Chamari Atapattu 10, Shashikala Siriwardene 3-25, Udeshika Prabodhani… Read More →
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 Team’s Tour to Korea for the Asian Games – 2014. 1. Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2. Yasodha Mendis 3. Lasanthi Madushani 4. Eshani Lokusuriya 5. Dilani Manodara 6. Chamari Polgampola 7. Sripali Weerakody 8. Udeshika Probodani (V/C) 9. Shashikala Siriwardane 10. Maduri Samuddhika 11. Inoka Ranaweera 12. Anushka Sanjeewani 13. Nilakshi Silva 14. Chamdima Gunarathne 15. Inoshi Fernando Stand by 1. Oshadi Ranasinghe 2. Deepika Rasangika 3. Amma Kanchana 4. Nipuni Hansika This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports
Wayamba Women led by dashing opening batswomen Chamari Atapattu clinched the SLC Womens Provincial Limited Overs Tournament beating Kandurata Women by 8 runs in the final played at NCC grounds on Monday. Brief Scorers: Wayamba 157 all out in 46.1 overs : Eshani Lokusuriya 52, Chamari Atapattu 28, Sherina Ravikumar 3/24. Kandurata – 149 all out in 48.2 overs : Lasanthi Madushani 59, Maduri Samudrika 20, Rangika Fernando 3/25. Match Result : Wayamba Women won the final by 8 runs and won the championship Click here for the Full Scorecard (Image Courtesy: Batsman.com)
Media Release At the meeting of the Selection Committee held it was decided to appoint Ms.Chamari Atapattu as the Captain of the Sri Lanka Womens’ National Team, and Ms. Udeshika Prabodhini as the Vice Captain of the Sri Lanka Womens’ National Team, effective immediately. This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports
Media Release Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that Ms. Shashikala Siriwardene has stepped down from the Captaincy of the National Team. Shashikala tendered her resignation from the Captaincy of Sri Lanka Women’s Team to the CEO of SLC Mr. Ashley De Silva. She will continue to play for the team as a player.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 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 →
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 →
Indian women registered a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Second One-Day International women’s match at the ACA-VDCA stadium on Tuesday. Brief Score: India Women 143 for 3 (Mandhana 51) beat Sri Lanka Women 140 (Mendis 56, Sultana 4-15) by seven wickets
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)