West Indies women’s tour of Sri Lanka: crucial matches ahead.

West Indies Women’s cricket team is gearing up for a tour of Sri Lanka, featuring three ICC Women’s Championship ODIs followed by an equal number of T20Is, commencing on June 15.

For Sri Lanka, the upcoming white-ball series holds significant importance as they prepare for the Women’s T20 Asia Cup, scheduled for July, following their recent qualification for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 in Bangladesh.

The tour begins with a three-match ICC Women’s Championship ODI series, set to take place in Galle. These ODIs carry vital points essential for direct qualification to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2025. Currently, West Indies holds the 7th spot with 14 points in 15 games, closely followed by Sri Lanka at 8th with 14 points in 18 games.

Following the ODI leg, both teams will transition into a three-match T20I series in Hambantota. This bilateral series marks Sri Lanka’s return to action after their triumphant campaign in the Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, where they secured both the tournament victory and qualification for the global event, remaining unbeaten throughout the competition.

West Indies, fresh from their tour of Pakistan in April-May, where they secured a series sweep in the ODIs and a 4-1 victory in the T20Is, are poised for another competitive series.

The last bilateral encounter between West Indies and Sri Lanka was in 2017, where West Indies emerged dominant in both T20Is and ODIs. As these two cricketing nations clash once again, anticipation is high for thrilling matches and spirited performances on the field.