Sri Lankan Cricket Star Chamari Athapaththu Targets ICC Women's T20 World Cup Glory

February 21, 2024

Sri Lankan cricket sensation Chamari Athapaththu is setting her sights on securing a major victory at the upcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup later this year. Following her recent triumph as the ICC Women's ODI Player of the Year, Athapaththu is eager to clinch an even bigger prize on the global stage.

Reflecting on her stellar performance in 2023, which culminated in her prestigious ICC award, Athapaththu highlighted her team's exceptional achievements and her personal growth as a player and captain. Notably, she emphasized the motivation she derived from going unsold at the Women's Premier League auction, driving her to excel further.

Athapaththu's remarkable leadership led the Sri Lankan team to significant milestones, including their first bilateral series win over New Zealand. Her outstanding batting prowess, particularly showcased in pressure situations with two centuries against New Zealand, solidified her reputation as a formidable cricketer.

Despite the team's remarkable achievements, Athapaththu expressed a desire for greater recognition, emphasizing the importance of collective acknowledgment for their efforts.

Now, with numerous individual goals accomplished, Athapaththu is fully focused on securing a team victory at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup. She revealed her intention to retire from the sport after achieving this final objective, underscoring her unwavering commitment to the team's success.