India vs Sri Lanka - Everything you need to know
Written By: Ankush Das
Picture Courtesy: Sri Lanka Cricket
India will lock horns against Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series followed by as many ODIs,which start on June 23. Dambulla will host all the T20Is, while Pallekele will be the home for the one-dayers.
The Women in Blue will be without former captain Mithali Raj, who announced her retirement, and pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami. It will be an opportunity for the youngsters to stake a claim with a couple of important series lined up.
India had a camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru under the watchful eyes of Ramesh Powar. NCA chief VVS Laxman also interacted with the cricketers. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur stressed that this camp will be important to building the team.
“We are working hard on our team, we have great combinations. And for us, it is a good tour to start, because first-time we are going to play without our seniors and a great opportunity for all of us to build a team,” she said while addressing reports before leaving India.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have mostly retained the squad that played against Pakistan earlier this year. All members of the playing elevens chosen for the matches are part of the squad. Chamari Athapaththu will lead the side.
A thrilling series is on the cards with some exciting players from both sides of the roster.
India vs Sri Lanka - Full Squads
India ODI squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), S Meghna, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Simran Bahadur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol.
India T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma Yastika Bhatia (wk), S Meghna, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Simran Bahadur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav.
Sri Lanka squad: Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Hasini Perera, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeevani, Oshadhi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Kaushani Nuthyangana, Sathya Sandeepani, Tharika Sewwandi.
India vs Sri Lanka - Full Schedule
First T20I: RDICS, Dambulla, June 23
Second T20I: RDICS, Dambulla, June 25
Third T20I: RDICS, Dambulla, June 27
First ODI: PICS, Pallekele, July 1
Second ODI: PICS, Pallekele, July 4
Third ODI: PICS, Pallekele, July 7
Live Streaming Details
Fancode will be streaming India Women vs Sri Lanka series, for free, in India starting tomorrow.