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A quick look at the Sri Lanka's performance in Women’s World Cup tournaments

We’re fast approaching the eleventh edition of the Women’s World Cup and have decided to look at how all eight teams have fared at previous tournaments. 

Sri Lanka has featured in five Women’s World Cup tournaments, playing in their first in 1997. Led by new captain Inoka Ranaweera, Sri Lanka qualified for the tournament after being one of the top four teams from the Super Six stage at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers earlier this year.

Sri Lanka is currently ranked eighth in the world and will be preparing for the challenge this summer. Let’s look at Sri Lanka’s stats in previous tournaments…

Overall
1997, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2013
Played 28, Won 7, Lost 20, No Result 1
Leading run-scorer:
Shashikala Siriwardene - 327
Highest score: Deepika Rasangika - 84
Highest wicket-taker:
Chamani Seneviratna -24
Best bowling figures: Thalika Gunaratne - 4-6
Most appearances:
Hiruka Fernando - 20
Most appearances as captain:
Shashikala Siriwardene - 10

Tournaments by the numbers…

2013
Played 7, Won 3, Lost 4
Winner:
Australia
Host:
India
Sri Lanka’s leading run-scorer:
Deepika Rasangika - 236
Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker
: Chamani Seneviratna - 11

2009
Played 4, Won 0, Lost 4
Winner:
England
Host:
Australia
Sri Lanka’s leading run-scorer:
Shashikala Siriwardene - 72
Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker
: Eshani Lokusuriyage and Suwini de Alwis - 4

2004
Played 6, Won 1, Lost 4, No Result 1
Winner:
Australia
Host:
South Africa
Sri Lanka’s leading run-scorer:
Hiruka Fernando - 155
Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker
: Suwini de Alwis and Praba Udawatte - 5

2000
Played 7, Won 2, Lost 5
Winner:
New Zealand
Host:
New Zealand
Sri Lanka’s leading run-scorer:
Hiroshi Abeysinghe - 186
Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker
: Chamani Seneviratna - 10

1997
Played 4, Won 1, Lost 3
Winner:
Australia
Host:
India
Sri Lanka’s leading run-scorer: 
Vanessa Bowen - 55
Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker: Thalika Gunaratne - 7

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