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Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal to miss first Test against India, Rangana Herath to lead

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was ruled out of the first Test against India next week after getting down with pneumonia. He has been replaced by Rangana Herath as captain of the team.


By   |  Updated On : July 21, 2017 06:59 PM
Dinesh Chandimal - File Photo

Dinesh Chandimal - File Photo

New Delhi :  

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was ruled out of the first Test against India next week after getting down with pneumonia. He has been replaced by Rangana Herath as captain of the team.

Sri Lanka chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said that Chandimal's health would be monitored and a call on his availability for the second Test will be taken accordingly. "He is down with pneumonia and will not be able to play the first Test starting on Wednesday," said Jayasuriya.

Chandimal was named the skipper of the Test squad after Angelo Mathews quit captaincy following a 2-3 ODI series defeat against Zimbabwe. The first Test between India and Sri Lanka will commence in Galle on July 26. The two teams will play three Tests, five ODIs and one T20 International. 

First Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 06:40 PM


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