Sri Lankan Women are fighting hard against the England women’s team in their 1st ODI match running at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota. Having to opt field first, Sri Lankan bowlers were seen struggling in front of English Batters. With the help of AE Jones (79), HC Knight (61), NR Sciver (93), and DN Wyatt(47), English women were able to record mammoth 331runs with the loss of 7 wickets.
Just like their Bowlers, Sri Lankan’s batters were not able to impress much and were seven wickets down in only 46 runs. Currently, Sri Lanka’s women are 127/7, until the rains affected the play. KH Brunt of England took three wickets and gave just 24 runs in 7 overs.
Sri Lankan Women’s perform have been poor in their previous series as well. They will now play their 2nd ODI against England on 18th March at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota and would be looking forward to level up the series by 1-1.
England has been in such killer form since long. Before leaving for Sri Lanka, English Women played a series against India, and they were without any doubt a stronger side.
When and Where:
EN-W vs SL-W, 2st ODI, England Women tour of Sri Lanka, 2019.
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota.
18th March 2019, 09:50 AM
Last Meeting at Venue:
Sri Lankan women 7 wickets down in 127 runs while chasing England’s 331 runs on board
Last Five International matches:
England Women: W, W, W, W, L
Sri Lanka Women: L, L, L, L, L
Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt, Alex Hartley, Kathryn Cross, Amy Jones, Fran Wilson, Freya Davies, Laura Marsh, Sophia Dunkley, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Linsey Smith.
Chamari Atapattu (c), Prasadani Weerakkody, Hansima Karunaratne, Anushka Sanjeewani, Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Hasini Perera, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Kaveesha Dilhari, Nilakshi De Silva, Shashikala Siriwardena, Inoshi Priyadharshani, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Udeshika Probadhani.
They are expected to make no changes to their squad.
Sri Lanka Women:
This side might do some changes after a poor performance in the first ODI.
Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), L Winfield, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, D Wyatt, S Dunkley, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Laura Marsh, Kate Cross.
Anushka Sanjeewani, Prasadini Weerakkody (wk), C Athapaththu (c), Harshitha Madavi, S Siriwardene, Nilakshi de Silva, K Dilhari, O Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya, U Prabodhani.
D Wyatt (vc)
H Knight (C)
Sri Lanka Women