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Sri Lanka announces 15-member women squad for Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced a 15-member squad for the women’s team’s tour of Pakistan, scheduled in May and June, while also naming an additional five players on standby.

The squad will be led by talismanic skipper Chamari Athapaththu and will depart for Pakistan on 19 May. The two sides will first play three T20Is, followed by as many ODIs between 24 May and 5 June, 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 of the pile 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 T20Is in December 2018.

Sri Lanka squad:

Chamari Athapaththu (c), 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

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

Fixtures:

24 May – 1st T20I

26 May – 2nd T20I

28 May – 3rd T20I

1 Jun – 1st ODI

3 Jun – 2nd ODI

5 Jun – 3rd ODI

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