Indian Women’s cricket team is set to tour Sri Lanka and England to play limited over matches in the forthcoming months, besides taking part in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Indian Women’s cricket team Upcoming Matches
The team will play three ODIs and an equal number of T20Is on their tour of Sri Lanka, with all the games set to be held at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.
“The team will arrive in Sri Lanka on June 18. The first ODI is scheduled to take place on June 23, while the first T20I will be held on July 3. The tour will end with the last T20I on July 7,” a reliable source in the BCCI told.
All these ODIs will be crucial for the side as they will count towards qualification for the next Women’s ODI World Cup. The team for this tour is likely to be picked by the end of this month. The BCCI isn’t worried by the current civilian unrest in Sri Lanka.
“Even the Australian men’s cricket team is touring Lanka around the same time. So cricket shouldn’t be affected by that,” the source said.
Post the CWG, India will tour England to play three T20Is, followed by three ODIs, with the marquee game at Lord’s on Sept 24 being the last match of the trip. Unfortunately, they would not play a Test against the hosts this time.
“The BCCI requested the English Cricket Board to schedule a Test, but ECB couldn’t accede to the request, citing a busy schedule, which includes the ‘Hundred’ too, for them,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the report states that former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar is set to continue as the coach of the Indian women’s team, as his contract is till the T20 World Cup early next year.
“We had appointed him in June last year and given him a two-year contract. He’s done a decent job so far. We have to give him time to produce the right results. Right now, we’ve sent Powar as an observer for the Women’s T20 Challenge in Pune, which will begin on May 23,” the source revealed.