Three uncapped players in Sri Lanka squad
Sri Lanka Cricket named a 17-member squad led by Chamari Athapaththu for the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2021. The squad includes three uncapped players in Sachini Nisansala, Imesha Dulani and Vishmi Rajapaksha. The young trio were late additions to the residential camp held in September and have stood out with their performances in domestic cricket. Rajapaksha is a 16-year-old who can bowl pace and is an opening batter.
Dulani is a batter and Nisansala a left-arm wristspinner. The squad is a mix of youth and experience. Athapaththu, who has been Sri Lanka’s T20I captain, takes over as ODI captain too following the retirement of Shashikala Siriwardena in 2020. The ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2021 will be held in Zimbabwe in NovemberDecember. Ten teams will compete for three remaining spots in the World Cup in New Zealand next year.
Squad: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Harshitha Madavi (vc), Inoka Ranaweera, Nilakshi de Silva, Hasini Perera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Ama Kanchana, Udeshika Prabodhani, Prasadani Weerakkody, Sugandika Kumari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Kavisha Dilhari, Imesha Dulani, Vishmi Rajapaksha, Achini Kulasooriya, Tharika Sewwandi, Sachini Nisansala
Stand bys: Umesha Thimashini, Kawya Kavindi, Madushika Methtananda, Sathya Sandeepani, Lihini Apsara