Women’s T20 Challenge: Supernova’s Siriwardene Believes This Tournament Will Bring More Talent Into The Limelight
Shashikala Siriwardene speaks about the huge opportunity that comes through Women’s T20 Challenge. She thanks BCCI for setting such a platform and paving the way.
Trailblazers won the Women’s T20 Challenge tournament on Monday, in Sharjah as Supernovas were unable to reach the 119 target. Sri Lankan cricketer Shashikala Siriwardene spoke highly about the opportunity provided by BCCI through Women’s T20 Challenge. The tournament is expected to pave way for fresh opportunities and talent as such a platform would do wonders for women’s cricket. The Supernova player also shed some light on their final game team strategy, which was mostly focused on taking frequent and regular wickets.
Have a look at the ZEE5 video with Supernova star Shashikala Siriwardene’s post-match interaction here:
Trailblazers lifted the Women’s T20 Challenge trophy on November 9, 2020, by setting a target of 119 runs. Supernovas gave the champions a tough run and achieved the score 102/7, ending the match on a close call. Trailblazers captain Smriti Mandhana bagged the ‘Player Of The Match’ title while ‘Player Of The Series’ trophy was warned by Radha Yadav.
In the post-match interaction with the media, Sri Lankan Supernova player, Shashikala Siriwardene spoke about this new-found Women’s T20 Challenge opportunity and the impact it could have on the generations to come. She said, “This is a huge platform because I have been in this field for so long, but this is a fantastic thing. Especially, as Asians, we were looking for something like this so again I must thank BCCI for this opportunity”.
Siriwardene believes that through this tournament, women’s cricket has the scope to reach different parts of the world. She further added, “the girls will be motivated to come into this sport and this will definitely have a huge impact on women’s cricket.”
Shashikala Siriwardene also spoke about how the team approached this match by focusing on consistency. She said, “We knew we had to take 3-4 good wickets and we were planning for that all the time. You know, heads were up and we just wanted to take crucial wickets at regular intervals. All the girls had the nerve and we came back well after a few hours.” Even though the team did not take home the championship trophy, they gained a huge fan-following who had been constantly supportive through social media.
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