In the world of international cricket, where every match is a story of skill, determination and glory, the ODI World Cup 2023 in India stands as a monumental chapter. Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are geared up for a month-long spectacle of breathtaking performances and nail-biting moments.
Apart from the fans, cricketers are also determined to make their nation proud and Sri Lankan cricketers are no exception. With the World Cup in India and advantage of familiar condition, the Islanders are leaving no stone unturned to prepare for the matches and they also have their eyes on the coveted title like any other participating nation. While we celebrate the cricketers who will take center stage, it’s also important to remember that behind these sports heroes are incredible women who play an integral part in their lives.
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of preparations, the roar of the crowds, and the pressure of representing their nation, there are partners, wives, and girlfriends who offer unwavering support, love, and a sense of home to the players. They are the silent champions, the unsung heroes, and it’s time we shine the spotlight on them.
On that note, let’s take a moment to get to know the women who stand by the Sri Lankan cricketers participating in the ODI World Cup 2023 and guide these athletes through the ups and downs of their careers.
1) Sadeera Samarawickrama’s wife Thilakshi Gamage
Thilakshi Gamage (Image Source: Twitter)
Thilakshi Gamage‘s love story with Sadeera Samarawickrama began in high school, and their bond has grown stronger as he has pursued his cricketing dreams.
2) Pathum Nissanka’s wife Eshani Kumarasinghe
Eshani Kumarasinghe (Image Source: Twitter)
Eshani Kumarasinghe is the pillar of strength in Pathum Nissanka‘s life as he represents Sri Lanka on the world stage.
3) Kusal Mendis’ wife Travis Alabanza
Kusal Medis and Travis Alabanza (Image Source: Twitter)
Travis Alabanza stands beside Kusal Mendis, offering unwavering support on his cricketing journey.
4) Dunith Wellalage’s girlfriend Deanne Destiny De Silva
Deanne Destiny De Silva (Image Source: Twitter)
A marketing student, Deanne Destiny De Silva is the girlfriend of Dunith Wellalage and never fails to provide invaluable support to her partner.
5) Dasun Shanaka’s wife Chewanthi Perera
Dasun Shanaka and Chewanthi Perera (Image Source: Twitter)
A fashion designer and the founder of Chewlee Ceylon, Chewanthi Perera tied the knot with Sri Lankan cricket captain Dasun Shanaka on 5th September 2020 and has been a steadfast pillar in his life.
6) Charith Asalanka’s wife Kavandika Asalanka
Kavandika Asalanka and Charith Asalanka (Image Source: Twitter)
Kavandika and Charith Asalanka embarked on their marital journey on 28th November 2022, adding a new chapter to their love story.
7) Kasun Rajitha’s wife Chamaththi
Chamaththi (Image Source: Twitter)
A software engineer by profession, Chamaththi is married to Kasun Rajitha, adding love and strength to his cricketing journey.
8) Kusal Perera’s wife Kalani
Kusal Perera and Kalani (Image Source: Twitter)
Kalani became the life partner of Kusal Perera on 3rd March 2020, adding her strength to his career.
9) Dimuth Karunaratne’s wife Anuradha Kurukulasooriya
Dimuth Karunaratne and Anuradha Kurukulasooriya (Image Source: Twitter)
A model and actress, Anuradha Kurukulasooriya has been married to Dimuth Karunaratne for over 8 years, being a constant source of support throughout his career.
10) Dilshan Madushanka’s girlfriend Nimasha Nanayakkara
Nimasha Nanayakkara (Image Source: Twitter)
Nimasha Nanayakkara is the partner of Dilshan Madushanka, offering her unwavering support in his cricketing endeavors.
11) Dhananjaya de Silva’s wife Sanduni Nisansala
Dhananjaya de Silva and Sanduni Nisansala (Image Source: Twitter)
Sanduni Nisansala is the significant other of Dhananjaya de Silva, offering her unwavering support from the sidelines.
12) Dushan Hemantha’s wife Rashi Hirunika
Dushan Hemantha and Rashi Hirunika (Image Source: Twitter)
Rashi Hirunika shares her life with Dushan Hemantha, standing by his side as he takes on the challenges of international cricket.
13) Lahiru Kumara’s wife Nethsarani Rajapakse
Lahiru Kumara’s and Nethsarani Rajapakse (Image Source: Twitter)
Nethsarani Rajapakse is the loving wife of Lahiru Kumara, standing by him as he represents Sri Lanka on the cricket field.
*Note: Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana are unmarried and their current relationship status is undisclosed.
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In the world of international cricket, where every match is a story of skill, determination and glory, the ODI World Cup 2023 in India stands as a monumental chapter. Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are geared up for a month-long spectacle of breathtaking performances and nail-biting moments. Apart from the fans, cricketers are also determined to make…