5 New Players included in the Sri Lankan Women’s squad

The Sri Lankan Women’s squad under the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is a one of the eight competing teams in the ICC Women’s Championship, captained by Chamari Athapaththu and coached by Hashan Tilakratne.

Sri Lanka Women's Cricket Team
Sri Lanka Women’s Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Sri Lanka Cricket/Twitter

Since the onset of the pandemic, Sri Lanka hasn’t played any international cricket after their participation in T20 World Cup 2020. Now as the team prepares for various tours commencing from September, five new players were added to the preliminary Sri Lankan squad of 27 for the ongoing residential training camp that started from 23rd July and will take place till 13th August at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium.

The five new players are Piyumi Wathsala who is a Physical Education teacher from Seenigama Ladies Cricket Club; 18-year-olds Sachini Nisansala and Imesha Dulanic and 17-year-old Kavya Kavindic from Devapathiraja College Rathgama who won the inter-school girls cricket champions of 2020. Vishmi Gunaratne from Ratnaveli Balika Gampaha is the youngest who is just 16 years old. Sachini Nisansala, Imesha Dulani, Kavya Kavindi, Piyumi Wathsala and Kaveesha Dilhari who is also from Devapathiraja, played for the Seenigama Ladies Cricket Club at the previous Women’s Premier Cricket season.

Sri Lanka Women’s Squad:

Chamari Athapaththu (Captain), Hasini Perera, Nilakshi Silva, Harshitha Madhavi, Hansima Karunaratne, Anushka Sanjeewani, Lihini Apsara, Prasadini Weerakkody, Kaveesha Dilhari, Oshadhi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Surangika Kumari, Udeshi Fernanda Kumari, Indeshi Shehanihani , Ama Kanchana, Achini Kulasooriya, Umasha, Thimeshani, Tharika Sewwandi, Shashikala Silva, M. Meththananda, Piyumi Wathsala, Sachini Nisansala, Imesha Dulani, Kavya Kavindi, Vishmi Gunaratne.

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