Pakistan Women set to tour Sri Lanka for limited overs assignment
These matches will count for the ICC Women's Championship.
Updated - Feb 26, 2018 9:41 pm
The Pakistan Women team is all set to tour Sri Lanka for a limited overs assignment in March this year. The Sri Lanka Women will be hosting their Asian neighbors in a 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. Sri Lanka Cricket recently confirmed the news and announced the dates for the upcoming assignment. It is worth noting that the Sri Lankan eves have not competed in a bilateral series since October last year.
Back in October 2017, the Sri Lankan side was drubbed by the West Indies Women. They had failed to win a single game across the three ODIs and T20Is that they played in that series. Also, this will be the first time since the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 that the Pakistan Women and the Sri Lanka Women will be locking horns in an international game.
In the World Cup, the Sri Lankan side had managed to come out on top. They had beaten the Pakistani team by a narrow 14-run margin. The thrilling contest was the only win for the promising Sri Lankan in the World Cup last year. On the other hand, the World Cup was a disastrous one for the Pakistani ladies. They failed to register a single win. Their defeat in the game against Sri Lanka Women was their 14th straight defeat in the World Cups.
Pakistan Women seeking revenge
Now, the Women in Green would be hoping to take revenge when they tour Sri Lanka for the limited overs action. On the other hand, the Sri Lankan eves would want to kick start things on a high in this season. The SLC is keen on promoting Women’s cricket and this series is a major step taken by the board for the same. All the three ODIs of the series will be played in Dambulla.
The first match will be played on March 20. The next two games will be played on March 22, and March 24. These matches will count for the ICC Women’s Championship. The T20 series will shift the action to Colombo with the first match taking place at the SSC on the 28th, the second at the NCC on 30th, and the final game back at the SSC on the 31st.
For the numbers, all the top 8 women teams have played 3 ODIs each in the 2017-21 cycle of the Women’s Championship. Sri Lanka is the only side with a winless run thus far. Pakistan Women have one win to their name and are placed sixth.