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After clinching the ODI series 2-1, the Sri Lanka women's national cricket team will host New Zealand Women in a three-match T20I series starting on Saturday, July 8.

Led by captain Chamari Athapaththu, Sri Lanka Women created history by winning their first bilateral series against New Zealand Women in the recently-concluded 50-over series.

While the hosts defeated New Zealand Women by nine wickets (DLS method) in the first ODI, the visitors bounced back with a massive 111-run win in the second ODI to level the series 1-1. 

Sri Lanka Women later rode on an all-round effort to win the final ODI by eight wickets (DLS method) in another rain-curtailed game to bag the historic series.

Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu led from the front as she smashed two match-winning hundreds in the ODI series. The 33-year-old southpaw amassed 248 runs in three matches at a strike rate of 151.22.

The hosts will aim to continue their winning run in the upcoming three-match T20I series. 

Meanwhile, the New Zealand women's national cricket team will look to avenge their ODI series defeat in the three-match T20I series. The visitors will be once again led by captain Sophie Devine.

All three games in the T20I series will be played at P Sara Oval in Colombo.

Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women T20I head-to-head

New Zealand Women have never lost to Sri Lanka Women in T20 internationals. The White Ferns whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in a three-match T20I series in New Zealand in 2015. Overall, these teams have played each other 10 times in T20Is and New Zealand has won every match.

Where to watch Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women T20Is 2023 live in India?

Live streaming of Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women T20Is 2023 will be available on Sri Lanka Cricket’s YouTube channel.

There will be no live telecast of the Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women T20Is 2023 on any TV channel in India.

Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women T20Is 2023 schedule and live match times

All times in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date

Match

Time (IST)

Venue

Saturday, July 8

Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women, 1st T20I

10:00 AM IST

P Sara Oval, Colombo

Monday, July 10

Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women, 2nd T20I

10:00 AM IST

P Sara Oval, Colombo

Wednesday, July 12

Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women, 3rd T20I

10:00 AM IST

P Sara Oval, Colombo

Sri Lanka Women vs New Zealand Women T20Is 2023 squads

Sri Lanka Women T20I squad: Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Hansima Karunaratne, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Hasini Perera, Imesha Dulani, Nilakshi de Silva, Vishmi Gunaratne, Anushka Sanjeewani (wicketkeeper), Kavisha Dilhari, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Kawya Karvindi, Inoka Ranaweera, Inoshi Fernando, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani

New Zealand Women T20I squad:  Sophie Devine (captain), Brooke Halliday, Georgia Plimmer, Maddy Green,  Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wicketkeeper), Amelia Kerr, Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Fran Jonas, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Molly Penfold, Rosemary Mair, Leigh Kasperek

Photo credit: Alamy

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