Harmanpreet’s team begins Sri Lankan T20 campaign, watch livestream details here
The Indian women’s cricket team will make a fresh start under the leadership of new all-format captain Harmanpreet Kaur against Sri Lanka in the first T20 International of the three-match series starting in Dambulla on Thursday (June 23). With the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup set to play T20s eight months away, India will be looking to start their campaign on a high level.
This will be the first international assignment for Indian women since their disappointment in the 2022 Women’s World Cup. Notably, the Indian team will be without the great Mithali Raj for the first time, who resigned from her post earlier this month after an illustrious career spanning 23 years.
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How will the Women in Blue fare against the Sri Lankan lioness on their home soil?
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On the personal front, skipper Harmanpreet will be eyeing a milestone. The 33-year-old batsman, who has scored 2319 runs in 121 matches, needs another 46 runs to beat Mithali in the shortest format.
The spotlight will also be on vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet and coach Ramesh Powar, who registered a seven-match winning streak in the last T20 World Cup before India were knocked out in the semi-finals by South Africa. Hosts Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will start the series on the back foot as they were recently thrashed 0-3 by Pakistan in a T20I series.
However, the Indians will have to be cautious against stalwarts like Sri Lankan legends Oshadi Ranasinghe and Chamari Athapaththu. The Indians last played a one-sided match in the shortest format against New Zealand in February this year, in which they lost by 18 runs.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Simran Bahadur, Yastika Bhatia, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Richa Ghosh (WK), Sabbhineni Meghna, Meghna Singh, Poonam Yadav, Renuka Singh, Jemima Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav.
Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Vishmi Gunaratne, Ama Kanchana, Hansima Karunaratne, Achini Kulsuriya, Sugandhaika Kumari, Harshita Madvi, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Satya Sandipani, Anoushka Ranvira, Inoka Sanjeevani , Malsha Shehani, Tharika Sewandi. match details
When will the India Women vs Sri Lanka Women’s 1st T20I match be played?
India Women vs Sri Lanka Women 1st T20I match will be played from 23 to 26 June.
Where will the India Women vs Sri Lanka Women’s 1st T20I match be played?
India Women vs Sri Lanka Women 1st T20I match will be played at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla.
What time will the India Women vs Sri Lanka Women’s 1st T20I match start?
India Women vs Sri Lanka Women 1st T20I match will start at 2:30 PM IST.
How can I watch India Women vs Sri Lanka Women 1st T20I match?
India Women vs Sri Lanka Women 1st T20I match will not be available on TV channels.
How can I follow the live streaming of India Women vs Sri Lanka Women’s 1st T20I match?
India Women vs Sri Lanka Women 1st T20I match will be live streamed on Fancode.
(with PTI input)