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SLC named Sri Lanka Women’s Squad for T20 World Cup Global Qualifier; Rising Teen Shashini Gimhani Included

The 15-year old left-arm wrist spinner, Shashini Gimhani has been included in senior women’s squad for T20 World Cup Global qualifiers.

Sri Lanka Women’s Squad for T20 World Cup

Sri Lanka Cricket announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier, with Chamari Athapaththu to lead the side in the ICC event.

With the inclusion of the sensational spinner, Shashini Gimhani has made the headlines of the squad which was announced on Thursday. The Uncapped Youngster earned a spot in the Senior women’s squad after her impressive performance in the recently concluded U19 Women’s tri-series against England and Australia.

Who is Shashini Gimhani?

The 15-year-old Shashini Gimhani caught all eyes on her after she picked a 7-wicket campaign in the Tri-series, Shahshini’s talent has earned her a maiden call-up to the senior national team.

Coming from Devapathiraja College in Ratgama, Galle which is known for raising female cricketers, Shashini initially pursued education at the college. However, her passion has taken over the game.

During the National Super League One Day Tournament, Shashini claimed two wickets bowling 11 overs with an economy of 4.73 and claiming two wickets.

She returned with a return of 2/12 in the clash against England in the T20 leg of the tour, while she made a return of 3/48 in the ODI match against Australia in the first week of April.

Currently, Sri Lanka Women is playing on the Sri Lanka women’s tour of South Africa 2024 where Sri Lanka won the T20I series 2-1. With the first ODI match concluded with no result, the second ODI match is set to be played on April 13 at Diamond Oval.

Coming to the tournament, The Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier will take place from April 25 with the final to be played on May 07. Around 10 teams will be playing in the tournament, divided into two groups of five each.

The first match will be played between Sri Lanka and Thailand on April 25 at Tolerance Oval.

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