Sri Lanka women's national cricket team

Sri Lanka women's national cricket team

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka cricket crest
Sri Lanka cricket crest
Captain Chamari Atapattu
First recorded match 25 November 1997 v Netherlands at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, Sri Lanka
World Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1997)
Best result 5th place, 2013
Test matches
Test matches played 1
Test wins/losses 1/0
ODI matches
ODI matches played 57
ODIs wins/losses 29/27
As of 21 December 2006

The Sri Lankan women's cricket team is the team that represents the country of Sri Lanka in international women's cricket matches. the team is led by Chamari Atapattu.


  • History 1
    • 1990s 1.1
    • 2000s 1.2
    • 2010s 1.3
    • Tournament History 1.4
      • World Cup 1.4.1
      • Asia Cup 1.4.2
    • Asian Games 1.5
  • Records 2
    • Test cricket 2.1
    • ODI cricket 2.2
  • Current squad 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5



Sri Lanka's international debut came in 1997 with a three match ODI series against The Netherlands, which they lost 2–1. This was part of their preparation for the World Cup in India the following month, in which they reached the quarter finals, losing to England. The following year they hosted a tour by Pakistan, winning the three ODIs as well as what was the first Test match for both countries. It remains Sri Lanka's sole Test match. The Netherlands toured Sri Lanka again in 1999, and this time the Sri Lankans were much more successful, winning all five ODIs.


Sri Lanka finished sixth in the 2000 World Cup, and their next international engagement was against Pakistan at home in 2002, winning all six ODIs. They also won all six ODIs in an away series against the West Indies the following year.

In 2004 they hosted the inaugural Women's Asia Cup, which was reduced to a series against India after the withdrawal of Pakistan. They lost the series. The following year they again finished sixth in the World Cup. In 2005/06, they visited Pakistan to take part in the second Asia Cup, finishing as runners up to India.


In 2014, allegations of sexual abuse by Sri Lanka officials surfaced. Some players were apparently compelled to perform sexual favours for the officials in order to earn and/or keep their place in the national team.[1]

On 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka beat England in a pool match, which was a major upset in Women's ODI history. England are world's top ranked team and Sri Lanka is in underdog status, but this win gave a full of attention in World Cricket.[2] Sri Lanka women next beat India women and finally they finished as fifth in the rankings.

Tournament History

World Cup

  • 1973 to 1993: Did not participate
  • 1997: Quarter finals
  • 2000: 6th place
  • 2005: 6th place
  • 2013: 5th place

Asia Cup

  • 2004: Runners up
  • 2005/6: Runners up

Asian Games


Test cricket

ODI cricket

Current squad

See also


  1. ^ "SLC to hold inquiry against abuse allegations". Cricinfo. 
  2. ^