Sri Lanka Women vs England Women, 1st ODI- Preview, Venue Stats & Predicted XI
Sri Lankan women's team is ready to host the English women's side for three ODIs and three T20Is which is scheduled to begin from 16th March to 28th March. The opening game of this tour is set to be played tomorrow at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium.
All the three ODIs will be played under the ICC Championship which is used to determine qualification for the Women’s Cricket World Cup.
Sri Lanka is coming back after a terrible South African tour, where a superior opponent battered them. In this home series, the Lankan Women will try to make the most out of their home conditions.
The hosts have an uphill task ahead of them when they collide with an in-form side. Having lost the practice match, Sri Lanka would be hoping to land a counterpunch heading into the opening one-dayers.
With some seasoned campaigners like Hansima Karunaratne, Sugandika Kumari and Inoshi Priyadarshani in their ranks, the sub-continent side will look to draw first blood in this ODI series.
After thrashing Indian team in the T20I series on their territory, England Women team must be beaming with confidence. The visitors will try to keep their winning juggernaut rolling against Sri Lanka in this ICC Championship series.
England hammered the Sri Lankan emerging team in the practice match by 153 runs at the same venue where the next couple of games will be played.
Heather Knight, England’s skipper, would be eyeing for another series win under her belt when they take on the tamed Sri Lankan side.
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019
Time: 09:50 AM IST
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
League: England Women tour of Sri Lanka
Avg 1st Innings score: 245
Avg 2nd Innings score: 200
Highest Total: 368/4 (50 Ov) by SL vs PAK
Lowest Total: 112/10 (33.1 Ov) by Ken vs PAK
Highest Chased: 312/2 (47.2 Ov) by SL vs ZIM
Lowest Defended: 314/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL
Sri Lanka Women
- H Karunaratne, S Kumari and Inoshi Priyadarshini have been recalled to join the squad.
- While Tharika Sewwandi, Imalka Mendis and Umesha Thimashini have been left out who were a part of South African tour.
- Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt are not the part of this ODI squad.
- Georgia and Elwiss and Sophie Ecclestone have been sidelined due to their respective injuries.
Sri Lanka Women:
Chamari Atapattu (c), Prasadani Weerakkody, Anushka Sanjeewani, Hansima Karunaratne, Hasini Perera, Sugandika Kumari, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Shashikala Siriwardena, Nilakshi De Silva, Inoshi Fernando, Kaveesha Dilhari, Achini Kulasuriya, Udeshika Probadhani, Inoka Ranaweera and Oshadi Ranasinghe.
Tammy Beaumont, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Amy Jones (wk), Heather Knight (c), Laura Marsh, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Linsey Smith, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, and Danni Wyatt
Probable Playing 11
Sri Lanka Women: Chamari Atapattu (c), Anushka Sanjeewani, Nilakshi De Silva, Shashikala Siriwardena, Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Kaveesha Dilhari, Udeshika Probadhani
England Women: Tammy Beaumont, Kate Cross, Amy Jones (wk), Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Laura Marsh, Fran Wilson