Get to know the Sri Lankan national women's cricket team

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History

1990s

Sri Lanka's international debut came in 1997 with a three match ODI series against The Netherlands, which they lost 2-1. This was part of their preparation for the World Cup in India the following month, in which they reached the quarter finals, losing to England. The following year they hosted a tour by Pakistan, winning the three ODIs as well as what was the first Test match for both countries. It remains Sri Lanka's sole Test match. The Netherlands toured Sri Lanka again in 1999, and this time the Sri Lankans were much more successful, winning all five ODIs.

2000s

Sri Lanka finished sixth in the 2000 World Cup, and their next international engagement was against Pakistan at home in 2002, winning all six ODIs. They also won all six ODIs in an away series against the West Indies the following year.

In 2004 they hosted the first ever Women's Asia Cup, which was reduced to a series against India after the withdrawal of Pakistan. They lost the series. The following year they again finished sixth in the World Cup. In 2005/06, they visited Pakistan to take part in the second Asia Cup, finishing as runners up to India.

Current squad

* Shashikala Siriwardene (Capt.)
* Sadamali Dolawatte (V.Capt.)
* Dedunu Silva
* Chamari Polgampola
* Inoka Galagedara
* Hiroshi Abeysinghe
* Swini De Alwis
* Dilani Manodara(Wk.)
* Eshani Kaushalya
* Nirosha Kumari
* Randika Galhenage
* Sanduni Abeywickrama
* Sumudu Fernando
* Sripali Weerakkody

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Congrates girls

For winning try nation yesterday. :)

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Lankan women win tri series

Lankan women win tri series in Pakistan

Chamari Polgampola and Shashikala Siriwardena took three wickets each while Dedunu Silva and Hiruka Fernando came up with good scores to make a successful run chase to help Sri Lanka women gain a convincing six wicket win in the Tri-nations final played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur in Bangladesh yesterday.

Polgampola (3 for 16) and skipper Siriwardene (3 for 24) destroyed the Pakistani women’s batting line up and restricted them to 123. Suwini de Alwis picked up 2 for 18 while Rose Fernando bagged one wicket for 21. Only Javeria Khan was able to make a good score of 23 for Pakistan before she was lbw to a delivery from Suwini de Alwis.

Sri Lanka’s star opener Dedunu Silva paved the way for a good start with 27 along with Chamari Polgampola who made 19, put on a 49 run partnership for the first wicket. Hiruka Fernando who joined Polgampola after Silva continued with the good work done by the opener and was the top scorer in the match with a solid knock of an unbeaten 44.

Urooj Mumtaz picked up 2 for 16 to cause a bit of a damage to the Lankans but Suwini and Hiruka ensured Sri Lanka reach the target with more than 14 overs to spare.

Polgampola was named the Player of the Match and of the series for her nine wickets and 58 runs. This victory which came in their final international game before the women’s World Cup to be held in Australia next moth will be a morale booster for the Lankan women cricketers.

http://www.dailynews.lk/2009/02/18/spo03...

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Sri Lanka women cricketers reach the country in style

Feb 18, Colombo: Following a successful triangular one-day series in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka women cricket team arrived in the country this morning with a trophy.

The team was welcomed by the officials of the Sri Lanka Cricket at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake early this morning.

Sri Lanka women's team defeated the mighty Pakistanis by six wickets to clinch the trophy of this triangular one-day tournament concluded at National Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh yesterday.

Sri Lanka, Pakistan and host nation Bangladesh were the three participants of the tournament, but Bangladesh failed to reach the finals.

In the finals Pakistanis were bundled out for only 123 runs and the Sri Lankan women's reached the winning score only losing four wickets with another fifteen Overs to be bowled.

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Well done girls, I keenly

Well done girls, I keenly follow yr progress and am impressed and happy with the improvement. Keep at it and all the best!

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Well Done Girls

Well done girls.

Sanduni Abeywickrama looks like Thilan Thushara?, and the captain Shashikala Siriwardene looks a bit like Upul Tharanga, what's going on here?

Are those two playing in the women's team or Ambalangoda boys look like girls? 

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^ I agree with u

I have seen on the paper one udawatte is playing for Chilaw marians or ccc womens team. Wonder whether she is related to Mahela Udawatte

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Clearly they are not picked

Clearly they are not picked for their looks

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Pakistan secure 57-run victory

Pakistan bounced back from the defeat to India by beating Sri Lanka in their second match at Canberra's Manuka Oval. Sri Lanka kept tabs on Pakistan after they elected to bat, restricting them to 161, but were rocked in their chase by new-ball bowler Qanita Jalil. Shashikala Siriwardene propped up Sri Lanka's sloppy chase with 58 but the slew of wickets all around her eventually told, and once she was dismissed the end was swift. It was Pakistan's first-ever victory over Sri Lanka in 19 ODIs and also its maiden win in the World Cup after six straight defeats.

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