The ODI series saw the English women taking the honors by clean sweeping the series 3-0. The action will now move to the shortest format of the game with a proposed 3-match T20I series which is scheduled to take place at the Colts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo.
The Sri Lankan women outfit looked completely clueless in the ODIs and they need to turn it around in the T20s to possess a much better challenge in the T20Is.
England women were terrific in the Women world T20 which took place last year as they finished among the top 4 sides. On the other hand, Sri Lanka women had a miserable run in the mega event as they could only manage a single win in the competition.
Despite a series whitewash, the Sri Lankan women are sticking to their regular squad which featured in the ODI squad. Uncapped 24-year old Madushika Meththananda is a new face in the setup while the likes of Tharika Sewwandi, Kavisha Dilhari and the experienced duo of P Weerakody and U Prabodhani are the ones left out.
The English women will definitely hold the upper hand in this contest going by their current form and numbers which makes Sri Lanka’s task even tougher.
England women won- 3
Sri Lanka women won- 0
No result- 2
Where – Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
When – 24 March at 10:00 AM IST
EN-W Playing 11: A Jones, T Beaumont, L Winfield, D Wyatt, H Knight, Fran Wilson, Nat Sciver, Laura Marsh, Linsey Smith, A Shrubsole, Kate Cross
England Women ODI squad: Sophie Ecclestone, Katherine Brunt, Natalie Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Georgia Elwiss, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight, Laura Marsh, Lauren Winfield, Linsey Smith, Kate Cross, Anya Shrubsole.
SL-W Playing 11: N d Silva, S Siriwardene, I Fernando, I Ranaweera, O ranasinghe, C Atapattu, H Karunaratne, H Samarawickrama, H Perera, A Sanjeewani.
Sri Lanka Women ODI squad: Chamari Atapattu (c), Sugandika Kumari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Hansima Karunaratne, Umesha Thimashini, Madushika Meththananda, Inoka Ranaweera, Inoshi Priyadarshani, Sashikala Siriwardena, Harshitha Samarawickrema, Hasini Perera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Nilakshi De Silva, Imalka Mendis, Achini Kulasooriya
EN-W vs SL-W Dream11 Team
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