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Chamari Atapattu to lead Sri Lanka women against Pakistan

By Samantha Hewabandula

Sri Lanka Cricket (S L C )announced the  appointment of Chamari Atapattu as captain of the  Sri Lanka  women’s  ODI  and T20 teams.Sri Lanka are set tohost Pakistan in the ICC women’s championship round 2 which involves three O D I s and three T 20 matches. Chamari previously led the team in 2016 against Australia.

The Pakistan womens squad which arrived in Sri Lanka early last week is led by BismahMaroof in both formats of the game .The matches will be played  from 20 to 31 March. While the O D I s  will be played at Dambulla ,the T 20 matches will be played in Colombo .

Atapattu became an international star when she played one of the finest innings ever by a woman cricketer striking a blistering 178 off 143 balls against Australia in the world cup last year.

During her epic innings of 178, Attapattu bludgeoned the Australian pace bowling artillery of Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt and Belinda Vakarewa to all parts of the ground. Throughout the World Cup, she looked at consummate ease against some of the finest pace bowlers in the world and cites her upbringing for handling pace comfortably.

“Throughout my earlier career, I would play with the men. Right from Under 15s , 17s and even Under 19s, I played with boys who used to bowl fast. I was able to compete with them, so that was big boost for me.”

“It was a great experience playing against a lot of bowlers bowling over 120kmph when I was still coming up through the system. Looking back at that period, it helped me handle the pace bowlers and now in the women’s game, I’m very comfortable handling the faster bowlers. It does not trouble me and I feel I can handle it,” she adds.

2 Comments for “Chamari Atapattu to lead Sri Lanka women against Pakistan”

  1. Eng.M.V.R.Perera

    I wish you the best

  2. udarath

    Premadasa must be there with Chamari by 33 gods of heaven Amen

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