West Indies tour of Sri Lanka – Squad for the first two ODI’S

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The following have been selected by the ladies national selectors for the West Indies Women’s tour of Sri Lanka tournament and have been approved by the minister. Women’s Squad for the first two ODI’S  1.      Shashikala Siriwardane (Capt) 2.      Eshani Lokusooriya (V.Capt) 3.      Chamari Athapaththu 4.      Chamari Polgampola 5.      Dilani Manodara 6.      Sandamali Dolawatta 7.      Chamani Seneviratne 8.      Sripali Weerakkody 9.      Udeshika Prabodini 10.    Prasadini Weerakkody 11.    Deepika Rasangika 12.    Inoka Ranaweera 13.    Nipuni Hansika 14.    Rangika Fernando Stand By: 15.  Chandima Gunaratne 16.  Nilakshi  De silva 17.  Oshadi Ranasinghe 18.  Ama Kanchan 19 Maduri Sammudrika  

West Indies Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2013 – 20th Feb -09th March 2013

Match and Practice Schedule Date Team Practice Venue Side Wkt Time 20th Feb 2013 WI Team Arrival on EK 348  at 13.30pm & Travel Directly to Dambulla 20th Feb 2013 Sri Lanka Travel to Dambulla 8.30am 20th Feb 2013 Press-conference TBC 21st Feb 2013 Sri Lanka RDICS Center wicket 9.00am – 12.00 West Indies RDICS Center wicket 2.00pm – 5.00 21st Feb 2013  Match Officials Meeting Hotel 6.30pm 22nd Feb 2013 1st ODI @ RDICS – 09.30am 23rd Feb 2013 Sri Lanka RDICS 2 Side wickets 9.00am – 12.00 West Indies RDICS 2 Side wickets 2.00pm – 5.00 24th Feb 2013 2nd ODI @ RDICS -09.30am 25th Feb 2013 Sri Lanka RDICS 2 Side wickets 9.00am – 12.00 West Indies… Read More →

Eshani Kaushalya picked for Women’s World Cup team of the tournament

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ICC MEDIA RELEASE ICC names ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013 Team of the Tournament. Team a mixture of top five in the tournament, led by Player of the Tournament, Suzie Bates Finalists Australia and West Indies contribute a total of six players to the ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013 team of the tournament, which was announced today in Mumbai, with Player of the Tournament, New Zealand’s Suzie Bates named as captain. Chosen by a select group of experts* the team was aimed at being suited for India conditions on the basis of performances in the tournament only. Statistics were used but were not the sole basis for selections. The side features not only players from Australia and West… Read More →

Siriwardena stars as Sri Lanka outplays South Africa

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Shashikala Siriwardena starred with both bat and ball as Sri Lanka turned the tables on South Africa with an emphatic 88-run victory in a fifth-place play-off clash in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 at the Barabati Stadium on Friday (February 15). The victory was set up by Chamari Athapaththu and Eshani Kaushalya, who led Sri Lanka’s much-improved batting performance to help post a score of 244 for seven in 50 overs after opting to bat. In reply South Africa’s inconsistent batting line-up folded for just 156 in 40.1 overs with none of the top four batters going past 20. At 49 for four in the 17th over, the match was as good as over, but Shandre Fritz (54) and… Read More →

South Africa makes short work of Sri Lanka

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Dane van Niekerk’s all-round performance helped South Africa trounce Sri Lanka by 110 runs to register its first win in its final game of the Super Six stage of the 2013 ICC Women’s World Cup at the Barabati Stadium on Wednesday (February 13). A combination of poor shot selection and temperament saw Sri Lanka make a mess of its chase of 228, with only Chamari Athapaththu offering some resistance with an elegant 63. With just one other batter in Sandamali Dolawatte (21), getting to double figures, the chase was as good as over even before Sri Lanka had reached the half way mark. After a listless batting display against England, South Africa raised its game to post a competitive 227… Read More →

Dominant Australia storms into final

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With generous help from a sub-par Sri Lankan batting line-up, Australia extended its unbeaten run in the tournament as it registered an emphatic nine-wicket victory in a Super Six encounter to storm into the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 at the Brabourne Stadium in on Sunday (February 10). Australia’s bowlers continued their dominance, bundling out Sri Lanka for just 131 in 45.2 overs. With the asking rate a little under three runs per over, Australia cruised to victory with 166 balls to spare as Rachael Haynes led the chase with a fluent 71 off 61 balls, comprising nine fours and two sixes. Put in to bat, Sri Lanka struggled right from the start as it took 206… Read More →

New Zealand strolls to eight-wicket victory

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New Zealand started its Super Six campaign in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 in style, drubbing Sri Lanka by eight wickets at the Bandra Kurla Complex ground on Friday (February 8). Choosing to field first, New Zealand, spearheaded by Sian Ruck and Lea Tahuhu, bowled out Sri Lanka for 103 in 42 overs, and then reached the target in the 23rd over for the loss of Suzie Bates, the captain, and Amy Satterthwaite. Ruck and Tahuhu picked up seven wickets between them to trigger a bad day for Sri Lanka, which has otherwise had a dream tournament so far. Sri Lanka’s trouble started right at the top as Yasoda Mendis and Chamari Athapaththu, the two openers, were both dismissed… Read More →

Professional Sri Lanka knocks India out of ICC WWC 2013

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Sri Lanka registered a comprehensive 139-run upset win over India in an ICC Women’s World Cup Group A clash at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday (February 6) to qualify for the Super Sixes of the tournament and knock India out of contention. India was outplayed throughout the game as Sri Lanka first posted a formidable 282 for five in its allotted 50 overs and then bowled India out for 144 in 42.2 overs – Sri Lanka’s first victory over India in One-Day Internationals. Eshani Kaushalya, Sri Lanka’s go-to lady in the recent past, was in the forefront of its victory with her all-round show. She struck six boundaries and three sixes in her unbeaten 56 from 31 balls, and… Read More →

Taylor’s 171 sinks Sri Lanka

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The West Indies women’s team put the disappointment of defeat against India in the first match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 behind them to thump Sri Lanka Women by a massive margin of 209 runs at MIG Ground in Mumbai on Sunday (February 3). Put into bat, West Indies, powered by Stafanie Taylor’s 171, posted 368 for 8 in its 50 overs and then bowled out Sri Lanka for 159 in 40 overs. Taylor and Kycia Knight put on 62 runs for the opening wicket in 9.2 overs before Shashikala Siriwardena, the Sri Lankan captain, sent back Kycia for 30, which came off 29 balls. Shemaine Campbelle fell soon after that but that was to be Sri Lanka’s… Read More →

Kaushalya stars in stunning Sri Lankan win

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A brilliant counter-attacking half-century from Eshani Kaushalya helped Sri Lanka hunt down a challenging target of 239 to pull off a stunning one-wicket upset in a last-ball finish against England in a Group A match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday (February 1). Chasing England’s total of 238 for 8, Sri Lanka began well enough, with Chamari Atapattu and Yasoda Mendis, the openers, putting on 103 in good time. England, however, refused to let go, and a combination of tight bowling and efficient fielding got it back into the game. When Kaushalya came to the crease, at No. 6, Sri Lanka still needed 86 from 85 balls. As Kaushalya settled in,… Read More →

Siriwardena confident about change of fortunes

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Sri Lanka captain Shashikala Siriwardena is confident of a change of fortunes for her side during the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013. Siriwardena believes her side’s bowling attack gives her hope of a good show at the tournament that begins on 31 January in Mumbai.* “We couldn’t do well at ICC World Twenty20 due to our batting failure. It was tough to lose like that on our home soil. We believe in our potential and are confident of doing well (at the ICC Women’s World Cup). What gives us hope is our previous performances and winning ratio in ODIs. I have a lot of belief in our bowlers as they have proved themselves throughout the year. Considering our… Read More →

ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 – Sri Lanka Squad

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The following squads were selected to participate in the ICC Women’s 50 over Wold Cup 2013 which will be  held in India, Mumbai from 31 January to 17 February 2013. The Hon Minister also has approved same. World Cup Squad – Womens Team 1.      Shashikala Siriwardane (Capt) 2.      Sandamali Dolawatha (V.Capt) 3.      Chamari Athapaththu 4.      Lasanthi Madushani 5.      Dilani Manodara 6.      Eshani Lokusuriya 7.      Chamani Seneviratne 8.      Sripali Weerakkody 9.      Udeshika Prabodini 10.    Prasadini Weerakkody 11.    Deepika Rasangika 12.    Inoka Ranaweera 13.   Oshadi Ranasinghe 14.   Yashoda Mendis 15.   Sereena Ravikumara STAND BY 16.  Rangika Fernando 17.  Nilakshi  De silva… Read More →

ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 – 30 Players Squad

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At a Selection Committee meeting held , the following decisions were made by the National Selectors with regard to the ICC Womens World Cup in India in 2013. The squad of the 30 players – 1. Shashikala Siriwardena 2. Sandamali Dolawatta 3. Chamani  Senevirathne 4. Sherina Ravikumar 5. Madhuri Samuddika 6. Prasadini Weerakkody 7. Dilani Manodara 8. Eshani Lokusooriya 9. Sripali Weerakkody 10.Yasoda Mendis 11. Deepika Rasangika 12. Chamari  Athapaththu 13. Udeshika Prabodani 14. Chandima Gunaratne 15. Lasanthi Madushani 16. Chamari  Polgampola 17. Oshadi Ranasinghe 18. Darshani Dharmasiri 19. Inoka  Ranaweera 20. Rangika Fernando 21. Ama Kanchana 22. Nipuni Hasika 23. Achini Kulasuriya 24. Kanchana Weerakkody 25. Nilakshi De Silva 26. Roshini Perera 27. Sanduni  Abeywickrama 28. Poojani Liyanage 29…. Read More →

Schedule and format of ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013 announced

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Host India will open the ICC Women’s World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai next year, where the India men’s team won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 last April, against the West Indies on 31 January 2013. The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the schedule and format of the ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013, to be held in Mumbai from 31 January to 17 February 2013, and holder England will begin its trophy defence also at Wankhede Stadium – against Sri Lanka on 2 February. Beaten finalist at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2009 in Australia was New Zealand and it opens its campaign against South Africa, also at Wankhede Stadium on 1 February. The top eight… Read More →