Sri Lanka named Shashikala Siriwardene as the captain of the 15-member Women’s squad for the upcoming World Cup that starts in Mumbai on January 31. Siriwardene took over the Twenty20 captaincy from Dilani Manodara for the Women’s World T20 in Sri Lanka. She has captained the team in 34 ODIs, but in only one in the last two years.
Sri Lanka have made two changes from the squad that played in the Women’s Asia Cup T20s in China in October. Lasanthi Madushani and Oshadi Ranasinghe have come in for Inoka Galagedara and Maduri Samuddika.
Sri Lanka are placed in Group A with hosts India, West Indies and England. They play their first match on February 2 against England at the Wankhede Stadium. The team is also scheduled to play two warm-ups - against New Zealand and South Africa.
Sri Lanka squad: Shashikala Siriwardene (capt), Sandamani Dolawatte, Dilani Manodara, Chamari Atapattu, Deepika Rasangika, Eshani Kaushalya, Chamani Seneviratna, Sripali Weerakkody, Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoka Ranaweera, Prasadani Weerakkody, Lasanthi Madushani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sharina Ravikumar, Yasoda Mendis