Chamari Athapaththu
Chamari Athapaththu of Sri Lanka. (Photograph by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI by way of Getty Photographs)

Sri Lanka have introduced their squad for the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Video games, and the contingent has been diminished from what was named towards India for the lately concluded T20I sequence. Sri Lanka Girls had deployed a 19-member squad for the India sequence, however Sathya Sandeepani, Kaushani Nuthyangana, Hansima Karunaratne, and Tharika Sewwandi have been neglected of the CWG 2022 because the group now consists of 15 gamers.

Though Sri Lanka’s run towards India didn’t go as that they had hoped, their decisive victory within the third T20I of the sequence gave them optimism that they might succeed on the worldwide platform. But once more, Chamari Athapaththu will lead the group. Moreover, Sri Lanka will probably be hoping that promising all-rounder Kavisha Dilhari places on a noteworthy exhibiting.

A few of the different vital gamers on the group are Inoka Ranaweera and Oshadi Ranasinghe, who had been in good contact towards India. The 2 spinners have produced match-winning spells beforehand, and one thing related will probably be anticipated from them. Whereas Athapaththu will proceed her place as an opener, Vishmi Gunarathne is predicted to open the innings alongside her.

There have been cases the place the Sri Lankan lineup has depended upon their high order, particularly Athapaththu. The skipper has performed some memorable knocks within the top-order and guided her facet to a victory single-handedly. Within the third T20I match towards India, Athapaththu remained unbeaten at 80*(48) and punished the bowlers after the opposite two top-order batters did not put up a present.

Commonwealth Video games embody 16 matches throughout 10 days

That is the primary time that girls’s cricket has been included within the Commonwealth Video games, and all eight groups will give their finest performances to clinch the Gold medal. All groups will face the opposite three groups of their respective teams as soon as. Subsequently, all facet will play three matches every earlier than the semi-finalists are declared.

16 video games, together with the finals, will probably be performed over the course of 10 days and Sri Lanka will probably be part of Group B alongside hosts England, New Zealand, and South Africa. In the meantime, Group A consists of World Champions Australia, India, Pakistan, and Barbados.

Sri Lanka Girls’s Commonwealth Video games squad

Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Malsha Shehani, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari, Rashmi de Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Anushka Sanjeewani