SL Women to host Pakistan in March

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Sri Lanka Women’s team will host their Pakistan counterparts in three ODIs and three T20s from 20-31 March, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed.

The tour will be Sri Lanka’s first bilateral series since their drubbing in the West Indies last October, when they were whitewashed across three ODIs and T20Is, and their first match against Pakistan since the World Cup in England last year.

That match saw Sri Lanka come out on top in a 15-run thriller to give them their only win of the tournament, a result that also saw Pakistan condemned to a 14th straight defeat in World Cups. Pakistan will be keen to build on that performance and as such the upcoming series is likely to be a close fought affair. For Sri Lanka meanwhile it will be a chance for the women’s team to get back to winning in the midst of renewed focus on the women’s game by SLC.

All three ODIs will take place in Dambulla on 20, 22, and 24 March, while the T20 series will shift the action to Colombo with the first T20 taking place at the SSC on 28 March, the second at the NCC on 30 March, and the final game back at the SSC on 31 March.