After the conclusion of the Zimbabwe tour, Sri Lankan team has to play Three test match series against India. Shri Lanka team got to hear a shocking news that newly appointed test team captain Dinesh Chandimal can not play in the upcoming test match series against India.
The first test match of this tour is to kick off in Galle. Dinesh Chandimal can not play first test match with India definitely because he suffering from pneumonia. Sri Lanka team manager Asanka Gurusinha said,” “We were actually only told late last night – the blood Test came a bit late. He is suffering from pneumonia, therefore “He was admitted to hospital this morning at 9 am, and he’s definitely out of the first Test.
After facing loss against Zimbabwe in ODI series thereafter Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews deiced to retire from the captaincy. Dinesh Chandimal is the newly elected captain for the Sri Lankan team after the retirement of Angelo Mathews. Due to roll out from first and second test match, The limited over caption for the Sri Lankan Upul Tharanga and Rangana Herath might do captaincy.
Gurusinha said, “Most probably the captain is going to be Rangana because for now, it’s just one Test, and he has done the job before”
The India tour Sri Lanka series is to kick off from 26 July. In this test match series, Sri Lanka has to play 3 test match series against India. Dinesh Chandimal could not lead Sri Lankan team in the first and second test match against Sri Lanka after a great test match victory against Zimbabwe. Dinesh Chandimal is one of the best right handed batsmen in Sri Lanka. His performance was outstanding in last few matches. In 2015, When Sri Lanka and India played together in that Sri Lanka defeated Indian by 63 runs. In that match, Dinesh Chandimal scored 162 runs at Galle Stadium.