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Women cricketers aim to do what men can't

AAP logoAAP 16/09/2016 Scott Bailey

Australia's women's cricketers will on Sunday embark on their journey to do what the country's men couldn't: find success in Sri Lanka.

The Southern Stars begin their four-match one-day series against the hosts in Dambulla, aiming to maintain their unbeaten streak against the Sri Lankans in all forms of the game.

While there are no Test matches slated in for the tour - where the men struggled most - the Southern Stars will need to win through the series to ensure they maintain their stranglehold on the No.1 ranking, which the men lost in the longer form.

"Playing Sri Lanka in their home conditions is going to be a good test for us," captain Meg Lanning said.

"We've certainly trained a lot for spin and slower bowling. We're as ready as we can be."

Australia's women haven't endured the same challenges the men have on the sub-continent in recent years.

While the men have now lost the last nine Tests they played in Asia, Australia's women have won 26 of the past 32 matches in all forms of the game on the continent in the past five years.

Likewise, while the only two ODI World Cups then men have dropped in the past 21 years have been in Asia, the Southern Stars' won the most recent 50-over tournament there in 2013.

""The important thing is implementing and being able to adapt in the games," Lanning said.

"That's going to be our biggest challenge and we're looking forward to doing that and executing as well as we can in the games."

The Southern Stars play four ODIs next week, before a single Twenty20 match on September 27.

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