Sri Lanka women's national cricket team

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Sri Lanka
Refer to caption
Sri Lanka cricket crest
AssociationSri Lanka Cricket
Personnel
CaptainChamari Atapattu
CoachHarsha de Silva
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member (1965)
Full member (1981)
ICC regionAsia
ICC Rankings Current [1] Best-ever
WODI 8th 8th
WT20I 8th 8th
Women's Tests
Only WTest Pakistan at Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo; 17–20 April 1998
WTests Played Won/Lost
Total [2] 1 1/0
(0 draws)
Women's One Day Internationals
First WODI Netherlands at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo; 25 November 1997
Last WODI Australia at Allan Border Filed, Brisbane; 9 October 2019
WODIs Played Won/Lost
Total [4] 167 56/106
(0 ties, 5 no result)
This year [5] 9 0/9
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's World Cup appearances6 (first in 1997)
Best result5th (2013)
Women's World Cup Qualifier appearances2 (first in 2011)
Best result3rd (2011, 2017)
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20I Pakistan at the County Ground, Taunton; 12 June 2009
Last WT20I Australia at the North Sydney Oval, Sydney; 2 October 2019
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [6] 96 23/69
(0 ties, 4 no result)
This year [7] 9 0/9
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's T20 World Cup appearances6 (first in 2009)
Best result1st round (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier appearances1 (first in 2013)
Best resultChampions (2013)
As of 9 October 2019

The Sri Lanka women's national cricket team represents Sri Lanka in international women's cricket. One of eight teams competing in the ICC Women's Championship (the highest level of the sport), the team is organised by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Sri Lanka made its One Day International (ODI) debut in 1997, against the Netherlands, and later in the year participated in the 1997 World Cup in India. The team has since participated in every edition of the World Cup, with a fifth-place finish at the 2013 event being its best performance. At the World Twenty20, Sri Lanka has likewise played at every tournament, although the team has never progressed past the first round. Sri Lanka played in its first and only Test match to date in April 1998, defeating Pakistan.

1990s[edit]

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[edit]

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 inaugural 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.

2010s[edit]

In 2014, allegations of sexual abuse by Sri Lanka officials surfaced. Some players were apparently compelled to perform sexual favours for the officials in order to earn and/or keep their place in the national team.[8]

On 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka beat England in a pool match, which was a major upset in Women's ODI history. England are world's top ranked team and Sri Lanka is in underdog status, but this win gave a full of attention in World Cricket.[9] Sri Lanka women next beat India women and finally they finished as fifth in the rankings.

On 8 August 2018, after a five-year gap since his previous spell in charge, Harsha de Silva was reappointed as the head coach of the team by the SLC.[10][11]

History[edit]

Tournament History[edit]

World Cup[edit]

  • 1973 to 1993: Did not participate
  • 1997: Quarter finals
  • 2000: 6th place
  • 2005: 6th place
  • 2009: 8th place
  • 2013: 5th place
  • 2017: 7th place

Asia Cup[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

Records and Statistics[edit]

International Match Summary — Sri Lanka Women[12][13][14]

Last updated 9 October 2019
Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Women's Test 1 1 0 0 0 20 April 1998
Women's One-Day Internationals 167 56 106 0 5 25 November 1997
Women's Twenty20 Internationals 96 23 69 0 4 12 June 2009

Women's Test cricket[edit]

Women's Test record versus other nations[12]

Records complete to Women's Test #106. Last updated 20 April 1998.

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied N/R First match First win
ICC Full members
 Pakistan 1 1 0 0 0 17-20 April 1998 17-20 April 1998

Women's One-Day International[edit]

WODI record versus other nations[13]

Records complete to WODI #1166. Last updated 9 October 2019.

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied N/R First match First win
ICC Full members
 Australia 11 0 11 0 0 1 December 2000
 Bangladesh 1 1 0 0 0 19 February 2017 19 February 2017
 England 17 1 15 0 1 21 December 1997 1 February 2013
 India 29 2 26 0 1 15 December 2000 5 February 2013
 Ireland 4 3 0 0 1 5 December 2000 5 December 2000
 New Zealand 10 0 10 0 0 13 December 1997
 Pakistan 30 21 9 0 0 11 April 1998 11 April 1998
 South Africa 20 4 14 0 2 8 December 2000 1 April 2005
 West Indies 32 14 18 0 0 11 December 1997 11 December 1997
ICC Associate members
 Netherlands 13 10 3 0 0 25 November 1997 29 November 1997

Women's T20I cricket[edit]

WT20I record versus other nations[14]

Records complete to WT20I #773. Last updated 2 October 2019.

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied N/R First match First win
ICC Full members
 Australia 5 0 5 0 0 24 March 2016
 Bangladesh 5 3 2 0 0 28 October 2012 3 December 2016
 England 8 0 8 0 0 14 June 2009
 India 17 3 13 0 1 15 June 2009 25 June 2014
 Ireland 3 3 0 0 0 14 October 2010 14 October 2010
 New Zealand 7 0 7 0 0 8 May 2010
 Pakistan 13 6 6 0 1 12 June 2009 12 June 2009
 South Africa 12 3 9 0 0 26 September 2012 2 November 2013
 West Indies 23 4 18 0 1 21 April 2010 21 April 2010
ICC Associate members
 Malaysia 1 1 0 0 0 4 June 2018 4 June 2018
 Netherlands 1 0 0 0 1 24 April 2011
 Thailand 1 0 1 0 0 9 June 2018

Current squad[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  2. ^ "Women's Test matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ "Women's Test matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ "WODI matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  5. ^ "WODI matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  6. ^ "WT20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  7. ^ "WT20I matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  8. ^ "SLC to hold inquiry against abuse allegations". Cricinfo.
  9. ^ http://www.islandcricket.lk/news/srilankacricket/sl-women-thrash-england-women
  10. ^ "Harsha de Silva named Sri Lanka women's head coach". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  11. ^ Releases, Press (8 August 2018). "Sri Lanka appoint Harsha De Silva as Head Coach of Women's Cricket team". Cricket Country. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
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  13. ^ a b "Records / Sri Lanka / Women's One-Day Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
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