Chamari Atapattu will lead the side as the visitors will kick off the tour with the first T20I in Cape Town. Getty

Sri Lanka selectors decided to ring in several changes for the limited-overs tour of South Africa as they announced a 15-member side on Tuesday (January 22). Uncapped Tharika Sewwandi, Anushka Sanjeewani, Imalka Mendis, Harshitha Madavi, Umesha Thimashini, Achini Kulasuriya and Inoka Ranaweera find a spot for the three ODIs and three T20Is series starting from February 1. Thimashini, however, will need to clear a fitness test to be part of the travelling party.

Chamari Atapattu will lead the side as the visitors will kick off the tour with the first T20I in Cape Town before travelling to Johannesburg and Centurion for the remaining two games. Sri Lanka will look to move from the bottom of the ICC Women's Championship table in the succeeding ODI series. They have just one win in nine games and are behind South Africa who have three wins from nine games.

Sewwandi, the 18-year-old left-arm pacer, is yet to feature in an international fixture while several others make a comeback after the disastrous Women's World T20 in the Caribbean. Madavi, who has played just four ODIs and two T20Is, last played for Sri Lanka in June last year while Kulasuriya last played an ODI in March 2018.

Squad: Chamari Atapattu (c), Prasadani Weerakkody, Anushka Sanjeewani, Tharika Sewwandi, Hasini Perera, Imalka Mendis, Harshitha Madavi, Shashikala Siriwardena, Nilakshi De Silva, Umesha Thimashini (Subject to fitness), Kavisha Dilhari, Achini Kulasuriya, Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe.