After being hammered in the opening T20I, Sri Lanka Women are set to host the English Women at Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo for the second T20I. Sri Lanka will be looking to register their first victory in this home series while the visitors are close to completing yet another successful whitewash. With only two matches left in this short tour, both the sides will collide once again with each other in the most concise format of the game.
England Women have been in scintillating form throughout this sub-continent tour where they outplayed the Indian team and now Sri Lanka Women in their backyard. The visitors registered a comprehensive victory by eight wickets in the opening encounter at Colombo. Linsey Smith and Anya Shrubsole blew the Sri Lankan team away as the pair took five wickets between them to bundle the hosts out for mere 94 runs on the board. In reply, Tammy Beaumont scored a crucial half-century in that low scoring affair to take her side over the line. Having won the ODI series, the English Women would be eyeing to seal another series heading into the penultimate game of the tour.
On the contrary, Sri Lanka Women are still struggling to find their feet in the international cricketing circuit. The hosts are still searching for their first victory against the English Women in this home tour. After a string of losses, the Sri Lankan team would be hoping to bounce back in this do-or-die encounter. Their recent performances have not been up to the mark as their opponents have outplayed the home team on various occasions. The last clash at Colombo once again highlighted their batting woes when they couldn’t even cross the 100-run mark. Sri Lanka will be determined to land a counter punch in the upcoming fixture if they want to stay alive in this series.
Date: Tuesday, 26th March 2019
Time: 10:00 AM IST
Venue: Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
League: England Women tour of Sri Lanka
Ground Stats T20
|Matches won bowling first||1|
|Average 1st Inns scores||71|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||95|
|Highest total recorded||95/2 (14.2 Ov) by ENGW vs SLW|
|Lowest total recorded||94/10 (19 Ov) by SLW vs ENGW|
|Highest score chased||95/2 (14.2 Ov) by ENGW vs SLW|
- They are likely to go ahead with the same winning combination.
Sri Lanka Women:
- The home team can make few changes to strengthen their batting lineup.
Amy Ellen Jones(w), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Laura Marsh, Kate Cross, Linsey Smith, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Georgia Elwiss, Sophie Ecclestone
Sri Lanka Women:
Hasini Perera, Chamari Athapaththu(c), Anushka Sanjeewani(w), Shashikala Siriwardene, Harshitha Madavi, Hansima Karunaratne, Nilakshi de Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Umesha Thimashini, Inoshi Priyadharshani, Imalka Mendis, Madushika Methtananda
- Tammy Beaumont
- Heather Knight(c)
- Danielle Wyatt
Sri Lanka Women
- Chamari Athapaththu(c)
- Anushka Sanjeewani(w)
- Shashikala Siriwardene
Probable Playing XI
Amy Ellen Jones(w), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Anya Shrubsole, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Freya Davies, Laura Marsh, Linsey Smith
Sri Lanka Women:
Chamari Athapaththu(c), Anushka Sanjeewani(w), Umesha Thimashini, Shashikala Siriwardene, Nilakshi de Silva, Imalka Mendis, Hansima Karunaratne, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Harshitha Madavi, Inoshi Priyadharshani, Achini Kulasuriya
FUNTUSH SAFE XI