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.