Smriti Mandhana, Other Stars Gift Signed Jersey To Retiring Sri Lanka Legend Shashikala Siriwardene | Cricket News

Womens T20 World Cup: Smriti Mandhana, Other Stars Gift Signed Jersey To Retiring Sri Lanka Legend


India girls’s workforce stars Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues and Shikha Pandey gifted a signed Indian jersey to retiring Sri Lanka veteran Shashikala Siriwardene. Siriwardene, who will play her final match on Monday when Sri Lanka tackle Bangladesh of their closing group stage sport within the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia, has represented her nation in 118 ODIs and 80 T20 Internationals (T20Is). In a photograph shared on Twitter, Mandhana, Rodrigues and Pandey are seen in a resort room handing the jersey to Siriwardene. Mandhana is seen holding the jersey, belonging to India captain Harmanpreet Kaur, together with Siriwardene.

The jersey has signatures of the Indian workforce members in addition to a particular message from the workforce.

The 35-year-old Sri Lankan all-rounder had introduced earlier than the event that it might be her final and that she could be drawing the curtain on her 17-year lengthy profession.

India beat Sri Lanka of their closing group stage match, maintaining their excellent report within the event to this point. Siriwardene scored 13 runs and picked the essential wicket of Harmanpreet Kaur within the match, at the same time as India ran out comfy winners.

Regardless of the consequence, Sri Lanka are out of competition to qualify for the semi-finals as they failed to choose up a win of their first three matches.

India are table-toppers, having gained all their 4 matches, whereas Australia and New Zealand will face one another in a digital knock-out match, because the winner of that match will progress to the semi-finals alongside India from Group A.

In the Group B, South Africa have already reached the semi-finals, with shut competitors between England, West Indies and Pakistan for the opposite spot.

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