Because the women’s cricket competition at the 2023 Asian Games has been confirmed, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed a revised schedule for Sri Lanka women’s upcoming tour to England.
Notably, the first T20I will be played on August 31 in Hove, and the second and third T20Is will follow on September 2 and September 6, respectively, in Chelmsford and Derby. The first One Day International will take place in Chester-le-Street on September 9; the second will be played in Northampton on September 12; and the third and final match will take place in Leicester on September 14.
Notably, Canterbury, which was also planned to host an ODI, will not be hosting any matches, and Hove, which was originally scheduled to host an ODI, will now host the first T20I of the series.
Sri Lanka will need to win the series in order to prepare for the 2017 Asian Games, which will start on September 23 and conclude on October 8. The 33-year-old Chamari Athapathtu, captain of Sri Lanka, was in outstanding form during the recently finished Fairbreak International Tournament 2023, scoring 281 runs in seven matches to finish as the competition’s top run-scorer. Additionally, she took 12 wickets, placing her as the second-leading wicket-taker in the competition.
The next Ashes, which are scheduled to start on June 22 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, will be England’s focus. Beginning on July 1, the two nations will play a three-match T20I and ODI series following the conclusion of the lone Test match.
2023 Fixtures: ENG-W vs. SL-W
T20I series’ opening game will be played on August 31 at Hove’s Central County Ground.
Second Twenty20 International: September 2, The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford
Third Twenty20 International: September 6, Incora County Ground, Derby
First ODI of the series will be played on September 9 at Seat Unique Riverside in Chester-le-Street.
12 September, The County Ground in Northampton, for the second ODI
Leicester’s Uptonsteel County Ground will host the third ODI on September 14.
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