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Sri Lanka women out to clinch series against NZ

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New Zealand women's players giving some tips to young cricketers of Devepatiraja College Ragama during their training session at Galle International Cricket Stadium yesterday (pix courtesy SLC)
New Zealand women's players giving some tips to young cricketers of Devepatiraja College Ragama during their training session at Galle International Cricket Stadium yesterday (pix courtesy SLC)

Sri Lanka women’s team led by Chamari Atapattu hope to repeat their performance for a win 2-0 series win when they will meet New Zealand women today (30) in their second ODI of the three match series at Galle International cricket stadium, commencing at 10a.m.

The White Ferns led by Sophie Devine is expected to come back strongly after heavy defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka women last Tuesday in their rain affected game which was played for 28 overs per side.

Skipper Chamari Atapattu who scored a match winning century in their last game said winning against New Zealand by 9 wickets in series opener gave a big boost to the team. We have adjusted very well during the first game but we know New Zealand women will come back in this game and we are ready to take up the challenge.

The head coach of Sri Lanka women’s is very happy about first win over White Ferns and is very confident about the team. If Sri Lanka women’s will win today they would win series 2-0 with one game to spare while New Zealand women also want to win and equal the series with their experience.

Sri Lanka women’s team coach Rumesh Ratnayake always gives much freedom to team and it can make a success .We as supporting staff give good support and at the match it’s upto players performance and they have to adjust well. New Zealand women couldn’t adjust very well during the first game but after a successful two days training session they have much confidence to play today’ s game.

Meanwhile New Zealand women’s team had great session with the girls from Rathgama Devapathiraja College yesterday. They met the young girls, who play cricket at school, signed autographs, and also engaged in a training session with them at the Galle International Cricket Stadium last afternoon. Sri Lanka women’s team had a successful training session yesterday afternoon.

Suzie Bates the experienced batter who has over 5000 runs in her ODI carrer could play a big innings and Sri Lanka women’s hope to get her wicket early while skipper Sophie Devine who started off well scoring a six and a four is determined to occupy the crease today to play a big innings and Sri Lanka spinners Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadee Ranasinghe and Sugandika Kumari have big responsibility to get wickets early as possible .New Zealanders also have very strong bowling line up while if the game will go full 50 overs per side it’s going to be a good battle. Chamari Atapattu the Sri Lanka women’s skipper once again has to play a major role as a batter while New Zealand women’s team will target Atapattu and try to get her wicket early .Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne two young batters are in good form to give support to their skipper while supporting staff Rumesh Ratnayake,Malinda Warnapura the batting coach, Omesh Wijesiriwardena and Carman Mapatuna and especially trainer Dharshana Weerasinghe give much needed assistance during the training to get the team success.

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