Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are Chamari Athapaththu's notable achievements in international women's cricket?
Chamari Athapaththu has made remarkable contributions to women’s cricket. She’s the first Sri Lankan woman to participate in franchise cricket and the only Sri Lankan woman to hit an ODI century five times. Athapaththu is also known for her record-breaking unbeaten 178 in WODI, the highest score by a Sri Lankan player, and for leading as the top runscorer for Sri Lanka in both ODIs and T20Is.
How has Chamari Athapaththu's performance impacted her leadership roles?
Chamari’s dynamic leadership is evident in her role as the captain of the Sri Lankan women’s T20 International team. Under her captaincy, Sri Lanka triumphed in the T20I series against Pakistan. She was also named captain for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20, where she emerged as Sri Lanka’s leading run-scorer.
What recognition has Chamari Athapaththu received for her cricketing prowess?
Athapaththu’s cricketing excellence has been widely recognized. She was named the Women’s Cricketer of the Year for the 2016–17 season at Sri Lanka Cricket’s annual awards. Additionally, the Sydney Cricket Ground honored her by dedicating a special seating zone named ‘Chamari Bay’. She also received the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award for September 2023.