Shashikala Siriwardene

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Shashikala Siriwardene
Personal information
Full name Hettimulla Appuhamilage Shashikala Dedunu Siriwardene
Born (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 30)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off spin
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut 13 March 2003 v West Indies Women
Last ODI 13 January 2015 v Pakistan Women
T20I debut 21 April 2010 v West Indies
Last T20I 26 October 2014 v South Africa Women
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003– Slimline Sport Club Women
2010– Marians Ladies
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I
Matches 83 42
Runs scored 1466 618
Batting average 19.28 18.72
100s/50s 0/7 0/1
Top score 68 52
Balls bowled 3479 876
Wickets 96 43
Bowling average 23.95 18.41
5 wickets in innings 0 -
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/11 4/21
Catches/stumpings 35/- 10/-
Source: [1], April 3 2015

Hettimulla Appuhamilage Shashikala Dedunu Siriwardene (born 14 February 1985) in Colombo, known as Shashikala Siriwardena, is the Sri Lankan cricketer and former captain of the Sri Lankan women's cricket team. Many critics agreed that, Shashikala is the best ever women cricketer played for Sri Lanka in their Women cricket history. She made her ODI debut against West Indies at Kingstown, St. Vincent in March 2003. She took 2-20 and also scored a brisk 29 in that match, which was ultimately won by the Sri Lankans.

Her best bowling figures of 4-11 was recorded against Pakistan in the 2005-06 Women's Asia Cup in Karachi. Other notable performances include her 4-34 also against Pakistan in the 2006-07 Women's Asia Cup.

She is ranked World's top women all-rounder in 2014.