SL name women’s cricket squad for Pakistan tour

Published May 12, 2022
KARACHI: Players in action during the Pakistan women cricket team’s intra-squad match at the National Stadium on Wednesday. The national side is currently undergoing a preparatory camp for their upcoming One-day International and T20 series against Sri Lanka.—Courtesy PCB
KARACHI: Players in action during the Pakistan women cricket team’s intra-squad match at the National Stadium on Wednesday. The national side is currently undergoing a preparatory camp for their upcoming One-day International and T20 series against Sri Lanka.—Courtesy PCB

COLOMBO: The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) selection committee named a 15-member squad for the Pakistan tour, while also naming an additional five players on standby, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on its website on Wednesday.

The two sides will first play three T20Is, followed by as many ODIs between May 24 and June 5 in Karachi.

The three ODIs will form a part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 in which Pakistan finished fifth in the last cycle, ahead of New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka. The visitors finished at the bottom and will be hoping to better their performances in the upcoming cycle.

All the matches will be played at Karachi’s Southend Club — Pakistan’s first international series at the venue since they hosted West Indies for three T20 Internationals in December 2018.

Squad:

Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Imesha Dulani, Prasadani Weerakkody, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari, Sachini Nisansala, Oshadhi Ranasinghe, Anushka Sanjeewani

Standbys: Kawya Kavindi, Rashmi de Silva, Sathya Sandeepani, Malsha Shehani, Tharika Sewwandi

Fixtures:

May 24: First T20

May 26: Second T20

May 28: Third T20

June 1: First ODI

June 3: Second ODI

June 5: Third ODI.

Published in Dawn, May 12th, 2022

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