Chandimal will be replaced by wicketkeeper and batsman Niroshan Dickwella at the six-nation Asia Cup tournament which opens in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday
Sri Lanka Test captain Dinesh Chandimal was withdrawn Monday from the 16-member squad for the Asia Cup because of an injury during a recent domestic tournament, the board said.
JUST IN: Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of 2018 Asia Cup due to a finger injury he sustained during a SLC T20 League match. Niroshan Dickwella will replace him.— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) September 10, 2018
The 28-year-old batsman had injured a finger during a domestic Twenty20 match and needed more time to recover, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.
Dinesh Chandimal will be out of the #AsiaCup 2018, after it was found that the player will need more recovery time to heal his injury in the finger, Niroshan Dickwella will be replacing Chandimal https://t.co/aOOdn9qQGKSeptember 10, 2018
Chandimal will be replaced by wicketkeeper and batsman Niroshan Dickwella at the six-nation Asia Cup tournament which opens in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, the SLC said.
Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhanajaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera and Lasith Malinga.