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India Women’s cricket team here in September

Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday, 28 August, announced the itinerary of the tour of Indian Women’s national cricket team, which is to take place in September. The team is expected to be here on 7 September.

The Indian Women’s team will meet their Sri Lankan counterparts in three One-day Internationals and five T20 Internationals, to be held in Galle, Katunayake and Colombo.

According to International Cricket Council’s (ICC) 23 July 2018 world rankings, India are in the fourth place with 112 rating points. Sri Lanka Women are in the eighth place with 62 points.

An experienced women’s cricketing nation, India first played in women’s cricket World Cup in 1979 and became runners-up, their best achievement in that tournament so far, in 2005 and 2017.

In Women’s World T20 organised by the ICC, they have finished as semi-finalists in 2009 and 2010.

Sri Lanka Women have been playing in the 50-over Women’s World Cup since 1997 and becoming fifth in the 2013 edition was their best performance in it.

In Women’s World T20, they have suffered first-round exits in years 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

 Here is the schedule of the series:

DATE MATCH VENUE
11th September, 2018  1st ODI Galle International Cricket Stadium
13th September, 2018  2nd ODI Galle International Cricket Stadium
16th September, 2018  3rd ODI MCG, Katunayake
19th September, 2018 01st T20I MCG, Katunayake
21st September, 2018 02nd T20I Colts Grounds, Colombo
22nd September, 2018 03rd T20I CCC, Colombo
24th September, 2018 04th T20I CCC, Colombo
25th September, 2018 05th T20I MCG, Katunayake