The chief of the governing body for International Cricket emphasized hosting more games for women’s cricket recently. Given that there is a rise in popularity of women’s cricket all over the world, the cricket boards of all cricket-playing nations do not want that to go to waste.
Focusing on popularizing women’s cricket in the Indian subcontinent, the Indian cricket board and Sri Lanka cricket board have come together to host a three-match ODI series starting on 1st July. Let’s look at all the details about the upcoming first match of the Sri Lanka Women vs India Women ODI series
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka and India played in the recently concluded T20I series in which India won the series by 2-1. Sri Lanka Women’s last ODI game was against Pakistan on June 5th 2022 in Karachi. Sri Lanka won that match by a massive 93 runs with captain Chamari Athapaththu’s 101. They had however lost the ODI series against Pakistan as well.
India: India, on the other hand, played their last ODI game in the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand. Their last game was against South Africa Women where India lost by three wickets in a major heartbreak. It was Mithali Raj’s last game as captain after which she took retirement from international cricket altogether.
Led by the new captain Harmanpreeet Kaur, the India team would be looking to forget the heartbreak of the world cup and move forward towards a new era.
Sri Lanka Probable XI: Vishmi Gunarathne, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Harshitha Madavi, Kavisha Dilhari, NIlakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Anushaka Sanjeewani (wk), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Malsha Shehani, Inoka Ranaweera
India Probable XI: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemmiah Rodrigues, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Simran Bahadur, Renuka Singh, Radha Yadav.
The first ODI between Sri Lanka Women and India Women will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele. A total of 30 ODIs have been played on this ground with the team batting first winning 13 times and the team winning the second 17 times.
The weather report suggests partly cloudy weather with a temperature of 23 degrees Celcius on July 1st 2022.
Average 1st innings score: 253
Average 2nd innings score: 205
Highest Total: 363/7 by RSA vs SL
Lowest Total: 70/10 by SL vs Zim
Sri Lanka Women vs India Women
Date: 1st July 2022
Time: 10 AM IST
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Where to watch: FanCode