National SideSri Lanka
Date of Birth18-02-1986
Place of BirthBalapitiya,Srilanka
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleSlow left-arm orthodox
Inoka Ranaweera is Sri Lanka’s One Day International (ODI) captain. She has played in both ODI and Twenty20 Internationals for the Sri Lankan national side. She mainly plays as an all-rounder in the team, who could be called a handy bowling all-rounder. Ever since her debut against India in 2012, she has been a regular member of the team, especially in ODIs.Someone who is yet to make a proper mark in T20s, her ODI performances shine through.
Though she is a wicket-taking bowler, she’s yet to work on bringing down her economy rate in the shortest format. Having bagged around 70 wickets in her career from both ODIs and T20Is, Ranaweera is also a safe catcher in the outfield. During an ODI against New Zealand in November 2015, she took three wickets from the last three balls of the inning, becoming the first Sri Lankan woman to take an ODI hat-trick, a remarkable achievement.
She has won the Sri Lanka Cricket award for the Women’s ODI Bowler of the Year in 2016 and 2017. A definite match-winner, the longer Ranaweera serves Sri Lanka, the better their chances to fare excellently in the game.
Maiden call-up for Sandeepani; Mendis, Ranaweera and Ranasinghe left out of Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup squadJanuary 27, 2020
Chamari Atapattu has been named skipper of a new-look Sri Lanka squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia beginning on February 21. As many as four senior players, who were part of the squad that recently toured Australia, have been left-out – Inoka Ranaweera, the left-arm spinner, Yasoda Mendis, the top-order
- December 4, 2019
Chamari Atapattu and Shashikala Siriwardene win big in the annual Sri Lanka Cricket Awards for the year 2018-19.
- October 27, 2019
In a groundbreaking move, Cricket Sri Lanka, on Sunday (October 27), announced that 35 women will be contracted beginning on October 1, 2019. Of these contracts, 20 have been handed out to players of the national team, while 15 will be reserved for players in the emerging teams. They will last for a time frame
- March 14, 2019
Even though England come on the back off a 2-1 ODI series loss to India, they have an unbeaten record against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka with 7 of 8 games won and one abandoned. The last bilateral series played between the two sides was in 2016, which was clean swept by England. They will look to