Chandimal set to lead Sri Lanka in T20Is

Dinesh Chandimal is set to lead Sri Lanka in the upcoming T20I series in Bangladesh with limited-overs captain Angelo Mathews being ruled out of the remainder of the tour.

Mathews returned home early during the ODIs with a right hamstring injury that has continued to hurt him since January last year.

Test captain Dinesh Chandimal, who took over the ODI captaincy from Mathews will lead the side in the two games on the 15th and 18th February.

Chandimal last played a T20I game in January 2017 against South Africa in a similar scenario as Mathews picked up a hamstring injury during the T20Is.

“We don’t want to risk Angelo for just two games. Our plan is now to bring him for next month’s tri-nation Nidhas Trophy at home.” Chief Selector Graeme Labrooy told Cricbuzz.

The squad for the T20Is will be announced within the week.

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